Hawkins, Indiana isn’t a real place, but if it were, it would be just like this suburban town in Canada.
Jamie Milton, a writer for NME, came out with a list of real-life places that are just like the spooky town from ‘Stranger Things.’ According to him, the town of Campbellville, Ontario, which is 45 minutes way from Toronto, bears notable similarities to Hawkins. He gives particular mention to the town’s Stonehaven Farm, which offers a similar vibe to Stranger Things season 2:
“What does it have? A gloomy pumpkin patch worthy of paranormal activity,” Milton writes. “Whatever you do, don’t pull giant, pesticide-free squashes from their roots in an attempt to find weird, black slime. The people of Stonehaven Farm wouldn’t be best pleased.”
Campbellville has the exact small town atmosphere that Hawkins has become so well known for. It has a noticeably slower pace of life with its local farms, antique shops, and thick forests consisting of over 30 km of trails.
While there are no portals to the Upside Down here, there are other locations that will transport you to a seemingly different world, including the oasis-like Glen Eden Conservation area and the breathtaking Mount Nemo vantage.
Aside from Campbellville, Ontario has several other towns which could have made the list — take Bowmanville, for example, which is home to Camp 30, a POW camp. The ghostly ruins, which have now been closed off to the public, is said to be brimming with paranormal activity. It feels very much like the Hawkins National Labratory in the show.
Other places that made the list include:
Montauk, New York (Hawkins National Laboratory)
Tahoma, Washington (Dorky’s Barcade)
Morgon-Monroe State Forest, Indiana
Outskirts of Ohio (A random abandoned train wreck)
Forget your glass slippers, and grab your hiking boots. These enchanting Ontario hiking trails look straight out of a fairy tale.
Across the province, there are so many magical hikes that will have you feeling like the star of a Disney movie. From a tiny bird village that looks like it belongs in Snow White to a giant tree with a smiling face, you definitely will want to discover these spots for yourself.
Why You Need To Go: Exploring Crawford Lake Conservation Area is like stepping into an enchanted forest. Here, you can't help but marvel at all the charming wood carvings of animals and birds along the path.
Why You Need To Go: The boardwalk isn't the only thing to see in Mer Bleu Conservation Area. Along Trail 50, you can find a bird village with tiny houses, churches and restaurants hanging from the tree.
Photos of the cast and crew hard at work in Hamilton have been popping up on social media over the past several days. Elliot Page kicked things off by posting a selfie from what looks like to be the inside of a trailer — the telling sign is the post-it note tucked right under his mirror.
Page and his co-star Emmy Raver-Lampan were snapped on set in this photo posted on Wednesday afternoon.
Elliot Page seen for the first time back on set of The Umbrella Academy. https://t.co/fr2Qa8Wo8G