Haunted Yard Next To Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery Offers Halloween Fun

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 14:45 PM

An impressive Halloween display is up again on Parade Street in Yarmouth this year.

Tim and Carol MacKinnon live next to the Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, and for the last five years have gone 'all-out' in decorating their property.

There is a haunted schoolhouse, mock-graves, a pirate ship, a tank,and even a coffin for costume-goers to lie in.

Tim MacKinnon is a grave-digger at the cemetery, and says he's been working on his yard non-stop for two months.

"I go to the town dump and build everything out of recycled wood that I bring back."

The MacKinnon's house was built in the early 1900s, and was a caretakers home originally.

He says there are a few 'haunted' stories going around, including one involving a black cat.

MacKinnon says the display is for all ages.

"Doesn't matter how old you are, or if you want to come by yourself or bring a bus load. We even had the RCMP in to tour it last year. We always have lots of people stopping by."

He says about 1,200 people came by last year, with cars parked on the side of the road all the way up to Jody Shelley Drive.

When asked why he continues to do this each year, MacKinnon says he loves building new displays.

There will be Halloween treats as well.

There is a donation box, and MacKinnon says he'll use the money to add to next year's display.