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Step inside, if you dare: Pumpkinferno provides spooks for all ages (10 photos)

Popular event at historic Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene runs Thursday to Sunday

The frights are back at historic Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene with the return of Pumpkinferno. 

The event began Oct. 14 and is held each night, Thursday to Sunday. Thursday evenings is drive-thru only.

Advance reservations are required. Click here for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 30 will feature a fireworks display and will also have extended hours. 

Discovery Harbour, which is run by Huronia Historical Parks and is located at 93 Jury Dr., traces its roots to the British naval and military base built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. The naval base kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest.

By 1820, more than 70 people  sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers  called it home. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and several workshops and dwellings were built. In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. An Officers' Quarters was built in 1845 and the military occupied the site until 1856.