Scary Trails & Hayrides

Get the best of both worlds with the Spooky and Haunted Trail Walk at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville. Visit on October 13th, 20th, or 27th and choose between the family-friendly Spooky Walk or the terrifying Haunted Walk. Ride the Loki lift and follow the lanterns before heading down your chosen trail.

If a ride filled with terror and surprises sounds fun, don’t miss the haunted hayride in Marquette from October 18th to 20th! The 40-minute tractor-drawn hayride weaves through the “scaregrounds” in darkness with eerie encounters awaiting those brave enough to board.

The Haunted Trail at Bundy Hill Off Road Recreation Company in Jerome is Friday, October 19th. Take an ATV or 4×4 through the woods as you pass clowns, zombies, and monsters hiding among the trees.

October is a month full of scares and family fun in Mecosta County. The area offers corn mazes and haunted trails all month long. The Haunted Corn Maze is open every Friday and Saturday in October, while the Haunted Fish Hatchery is open on October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th.

Don’t miss an eerie night of history’s most terrifying and gruesome moments as Michigan’s Heritage Park hosts their Annual Haunted Trail in Whitehall on October 26th and 27th. This after-hours event will examine the bone-chilling legends, myths, and tales from the 1600s through the early 1900s. With 10,000 years of horror, nothing is off the table during this two-night event!

Get scared and help a local charity with the Forest of Fear in Grayling. The forest is open every Friday and Saturday in October. This event has grown over the past 13 years, and this year is no different.

Located in Belmont, Cannonsburg’s take on a haunted hayride includes zombies and paintball. Zombie Paintball is an interactive spooky, action-packed experience designed for all ages. Ride through the Cannonsburg woods blasting zombies with paintballs along the way.

Cornwell’s Turkeyville in Marshall has haunted activities for the entire family. A scary barn will keep you guessing around every corner and the hayride through an alien trail is not as quiet as it may seem. See if you can make it through the corn maze, but beware of the signs that you may find along the way! When you’re done, stop by the Turkeyville restaurant and ice cream parlor for a bite to eat.

MyNorth is selling tickets for a terrifying haunted house in L’Anse. Teens and adults wander aimlessly through a maze of terrifying rooms and hallways with a scare at every turn.

The Michigan City LaPorte area in Indiana is hosting the Hesston Ghost Train every weekend from October 13th to October 28th. The train will take you through a haunted woods, where you may see a ghost or two.