Dead North Haunted Maze

dead northDead North is finishing up it's preparations for it's scaring season, and is ready to open up once more this weekend, marking their 15th anniversary. The Danville haunted corn maze is one of the busiest in the area, with haunters returning annually from as far as Atlanta, Georgia.

 

The Travel Channel visited Dead North earlier this year to help install animatronics. Animatronics are the machines (usually animals or mythical creatures) that seem animated, and are used for a more realistic experience at Dead North. The Travel Channel filmed one of their shows at Dead North for their popular television series "Making Monsters," which is set to air later this month.

Over one thousand hours of work is dedicated into making Dead North one of the spookiest attractions around New England during the fall season.

For owners Mike and Dayna Boudreau, persistence has certainly paid off. Fifteen years ago, the coupled moved their family to North Danville to raise their children. They started a corn maze, and with yearly additions, their corn maze began to attract the attention of the Northeast Kingdom.

Now, not only is Dead North famous for their haunted maze, but also for their petting zoo, Barnyard Golf, and one hundred feet of underground tunnels for children to explore.

Mike Boudreau explains the rewarding feeling after his hundreds of hours of work. "There comes one moment within usually about the second weekend when everything is running smoothly, and there is nothing but screams coming out of the field… and for every scream, there is a smiling face later."

Dead North constructor and actor Grady Peterson adds, "a good scare, and just being right in people's faces and getting that enjoyment and the screams is what really drives us."

Dead North has been selected as one of the top-10 mazes in America, and is an experience for people of all ages to enjoy. The maze is open until mid October, after 10am, seven days a week.

For more information, visit Dead North online.