The route runs the gamut of scary stops, from places that are reportedly haunted, to the site of a bloody shootout, to old buildings that just have that spooky je ne sais quois.
The pathway includes visits to Stephen King’s dark mansion of a home in Bangor, as well as the downtown site of a bloody 1937 shootout between federal agents and notorious gangster Al Brady.
The road trip travels along a stretch of Route 11 allegedly haunted by the ghost of a new bride who died in a crash there 50 years ago, as well as Route 2A through the Haynesville Woods, a treacherous road made famous in the hit 1965 song “A Tombstone Every Mile” by Dick Curless.
Among the six other locations on the 10-point list is the Bucksport grave of town founder Jonathan Buck, whose stone was cursed with the mysterious image of a witch’s foot, according to lore.
For a rundown of some of Maine’s other famed ghost stories, see this multimedia series put out by BDN features editor Sarah Walker Caron and her team.