Scare the socks off your kids (or yourself) at these ghoulish Halloween activities around the state. Some are fun for the whole family, while others are too scary for the wee ones, so watch the details!
Haunted Campus at Michigan Maritime Museum
The Haunted Campus event at the Michigan Maritime Museum takes place October 30 and October 31, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event transforms the entire campus into a terrifying new locale and challenges visitors to navigate through the horror around them. This event is only for those ages 14 and up, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
If learning about ghostly spirits is more your speed, make sure to check out the Michigan's Ghostly Beacons presentation at the Michigan Maritime Museum! Nearly two dozen lights in Michigan are rumored to be haunted by their previous keepers. The stories of these lights will entertain all ages! Dianna Stampfler, who has contributed to a plethora of publications, will present with all the proceeds benefiting the Save the Light campaign.
Haunted Trail at Stokes Homestead Farm Market
Hop on a wagon at Stokes Homestead Farm Market and take a ride on the haunted trail highlighting the history of the "Shadow Hill Asylum." The haunted forest and apple orchard are inhabited by the patients of Shadow Hollow, so watch out! They may even climb onto the wagon and try to bring you back with them!
Haunted Forest and Temple Coldwater Country CVB
Take an adventure around the Rotary Park in Coldwater! The events takes place October 26, 27, 29, and 30. Kids will enjoy the less scary 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. activities, while the real scary things come out from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.!
The basement of the Masonic Temple gets real scary on October 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, and 31! Don't miss a chance to experience Halloween scares in this building that is over 140 years old—and filled with all of the things that go bump in the night!
Niles Scream Park
Offering five unique main attractions that are carefully and professionally designed, Niles Scream Park is here to scare the "yell" out of you! This year's feature attraction is an homage to Steven King, featuring a clown in your sewer, escaping the wrath of Johnny, and seeing Carrie's prom night firsthand! This is in addition to four other great haunted attractions that you don't want to miss!
Haunted Adventures at Cornwell's Turkeyville
Every weekend in October, Cornwell's holds its family-friendly Haunted Adventures from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays! Activities include a pumpkin patch, spooky hayride, and haunted barn. The theme for the haunted barn this year is "shadows," so watch out for what is lurking about!
Haunted Corn Maze and 3-D Barn at Crane Orchards
Prepare yourself for Crane Orchards' Haunted Corn Maze and 3-D Barn! The 20-acre corn maze features plenty of spooky interruptions and terrifying surprises as you navigate through it. New to this year's fall preview is the 3-D Barn, which begins at dusk and is open until 10 p.m.
The Haunted Hallow at Olde World Village
The Old World Village's largest annual event, The Haunted Hallow, is right around the corner! Supporting the region's charities, The Haunted Hallow features everything scary on a half-mile trail going through the woods, with more than 25 scenes. All of this and the Maze of Despair are set up to make sure that you are properly scared! Open every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October, from 8 p.m to midnight. This is not recommended for those under 17.
The Ghost of Jack at the Grill House in Allegan
"Jack" is the nickname given to the legendary ghost of a lumberjack who was killed in a bar room knife fight in 1847 at the Hubbard House, a former stagecoach stop and boarding house for local lumberjacks. Marcia and her husband, Dan, bought the place about 17 years ago and renamed it the Grill House. It turns out they may have gotten more than they bargained for. Marcia recited a litany of out-of-the ordinary things attributed to Jack: "Glasses fall off the bar when no one is around. The lights, radios, and television go on and off at odd times and there are no electrical problems. Doors unexpectedly open and close. Water faucets turn on by themselves. Sometimes we hear footsteps at night. His blurry presence has even shown up in photos taken at the restaurant." A very unusual legacy, indeed, for this unique restaurant, which is located on the outskirts of Allegan and has been featured on the Travel Channel's Food Paradise show.
The Haunt has been generating screams for 15 years and is excited for another year! Their 20,000-square-foot land is filled with all things scary! Expect even more Hollywood-level sets, lighting, and special effects as you run from ghosts to clowns to everything in between. New features and side attractions help The Haunt continues to serve Grand Rapids with its annual Halloween of scares!
Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain
Are you brave enough to make it through Crystal Mountain's Haunted Forest? Hang out by the fire, where you'll hear the screams surrounding the mountain. Carefully maneuver down the haunted trail and watch out for what lurks around every corner. Tickets available at the Park at Water's Edge on October 17, 23, 24, and 30!
Haunted Trail at Grand Hotel
See the Grand Hotel as you've never seen it before! The weekend begins Friday, October 30, with a welcome reception, five-course dinner, and haunted trail! A scary movie will be presented Friday evening as well! Saturday includes a Bloody Mary bar, pumpkin carving contests, free admission to the Haunted Theatre downtown, and Haunted Afternoon Tea. Another five-course dinner will be served Saturday evening, followed by the Grand Halloween Party! There will be live music, and all beer, wine, and snacks are included at the party.
Haunts of Mackinac Island Tour at Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is going to be filled to the brim with great activities! Don't miss the kids' Trick or Treating downtown, Haunts of Mackinac Island Tour, and Halloween parties at the downtown pubs, October 24 – 26. This a great mix of family fun and grown up entertainment!