Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It occurs during my favorite season and there is no better place to find some spooky fun than it our great state of Michigan! The crisp cool days and chilly nights that grace us during this season provide the perfect setting for Halloween Happenings and some great Fall Fun!
For everyone – you can experience one of the best Halloween events across the country right here in Dearborn with the Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village. This is a stroll for treats through the grounds that are decorated with over 1,000 jack-o-lanterns. Characters, including the Headless Horseman, wander the village and add to the ambiance. Make sure you don’t miss the part of the walk across the covered bridge. This was always a favorite with the kids! You can take a break in the Eagle Tavern for a drink and snacks. This event sells out really early so you might have to make a plan for next year!
For younger kids – a great choice for not so scary fun is a trip to Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in Flint, Michigan. Here you can take the Ghost Train Express for a ride through the woods, trick or treat throughout the village, and catch a family friendly magic show. This is a great way to get outside and have some fun.
If your plans include a trip up north to catch the colors and you are close to Wolverine you can get a pretty good scare at the Scream in Wolverine. You can catch both Kurt and Burt’s House of Horror and the Swamp of Terror. This haunted attraction draws a bigger crowd than most other attractions at this time of year and even requires a release form to participate. Scary Stuff!!
Some additional Northern Michigan options include trick or treating on Mackinac Island, Halloween parties and Castle Farms in Charlevoix, and an awesome Fall Festival at Pond Hill Farms, just to name a few more.
Back in the “D” you can always catch a wide range of scary from the not- so at the Zoo Boo to the crazy scary of Erebus in downtown Pontiac. You can tell by the myriad of choices that this holiday holds a special place in the hearts of many more Michiganders than just myself. Enjoy the season!