There is a trail on the East Coast of The Sunshine State that will lead you straight to a spectacularly chilling site. This Florida hiking trail, Bulow Woods Trail, leads to the haunting ruins of an old plantation. The easy trail makes for a perfectly spooky adventure to get right in the Halloween mood.\nThe Bulow Woods Trail will take you 6.8 miles into the old tropical growth of the state park.\nAlong the way, you'll pass beside the salt marshes of the Tomoka Basin.\nEditor's Choice: Ontario’s New Haunted Escape Trail Opens Next Month & It's Like Being In A Horror Movie\nAs you trek towards the ruins, you'll see the oldest tree in the park, the Fairchild Oak, which is nearly 600 years old and marks the southern starting point to the trail.\nThat portion of the trail eventually leads up to the spooky charred ruins of the Bulow Plantation.\nOnce you reach the plantation, you'll get an eerie glimpse at the remains of what was once a huge working site.\nWithin the site, there's a separate walking trail that will take you to the ruins of the sugar mill.\nYou'll also have a spot on the plantation to take a break, with picnic tables located right on the grounds.\nView this post on Instagram Hike to vacation. Vacation to hike. #52hikechallenge2017 #hike12 #bulowwoodstrail #deerspotting #realflorida #savetheloop A post shared by Becky Roberts (@beckyfromthe386) on Apr 19, 2017 at 5:37pm PDT\nThe hike to the Bulow Plantation will also take you passed the area's wildlife such as deer and even bobcats.\nView this post on Instagram In 1821, Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow acquired 4,675 acres. Using slave labor he cleared 2,200 acres and planted sugar cane, cotton, rice and indigo (the largest plantation in East Florida). When Major died, at 44 his son John took over and production increased until the Second Seminole War. John did not agree with the US intentions to send seminoles to reservations west of the Mississippi so he fired a four pounder cannon at Major Putnams State Militia when they entered his property. Troops took John prisoner, then with most troops ill and a campaign against the Indians John was set free but abandoned his plantation and followed the troops north. Around 1/11/1836 the Seminoles burned “Bulowville” and other plantations. All that is left today are the coquina ruins of the Sugar mill, crumbles of the mansion, spring house and several wells. The cleared plantation fields have been reclaimed by the forest, and looks as it did when it belonged to the Seminoles. #bulowruins #bulowplantation #history #canejuice #justaspoonfulofsugar #themoreyouknow #exploreflorida #statepark #jamaicatrain #sugarcane #sugarcanerum A post shared by Gabrielle Joy Radeka (@gabjoyrad) on Nov 19, 2018 at 12:15pm PST\nAnother trail, the Wahlin Trail, will take you down to a ravine beneath the Fairchild Oak where you'll witness a stream of freshwater flow from the tropical ground.\nView this post on Instagram Bulow Sugar Mill, largest one in Florida. Built in 1821. Really cool place! I can’t believe these ruins are still here. #bulowplantationruins #statepark #historical #oldruins #sugarmill #oldflorida #florida #flaglerbeach A post shared by Katie Caldarera (@oceansskull) on Aug 29, 2020 at 2:03pm PDT\nThe Bulow Woods Trail is an easy hike to one of the state's spookiest landmarks.\nBulow Woods Trail at Bulow Creek State Park\nPrice: FREE\nAddress: 3351 Old Dixie Hwy., Ormond Beach, FL \nWhy You Need To Go: Hike this lush, wooden coastal trail to the spooky ruins of the Bulow Plantation. \nWebsite\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.