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Southeast Michigan Hayrides & Haunted Houses 2013

Take your tots for small scares or let your teens head to a hair-raising 2013 Halloween event in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties

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The leaves are crisp, the air is chilly – and the ghosts and goblins are back to give you a scare! Haunted houses, frightening hayrides and corn mazes are the talk of the town every Halloween season. And, whether you have wide-eyed little ones or droll adolescents, there's an attraction somewhere in metro Detroit to make 'em smile (or scream). Here are some spooky lures near you – and a couple family-friendly events suitable for smaller children.

Witch Hayride at Apple Charlie's Apple Orchard

  • Address: 38035 S. Huron Road, New Boston
  • Phone: 734-753-9380
  • Schedule 2013: rides start at 4:30 p.m., last weekend of September-Halloween (call for extended schedule the week of Halloween)
  • Cost: $5

This scare-free hayride for little kids (2 and older) takes you on a pleasant autumn journey out to a bonfire, where you can eat a doughnut and sip some cider.

Barn of Horrors and Spooky Fun Barn at Erwin Orchards

  • Address: 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon
  • Phone: 248-437-0150
  • Schedule 2013: corn maze 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays; children's spooky barn 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 (Saturdays-Sundays); corn stalkers maze and barn of horrors 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 4-26 (Fridays-Saturdays only) plus 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 27 (Sunday)
  • Costs: $5/person daytime maze, free/2 and under (no cider and doughnut), $10/person nighttime maze, $2/children's spooky barn, $14/barn of horrors, $22/combo barn of horrors and corn maze

Young ones can wander through a corn maze and get rewarded with cider and a doughnut or roam through a harmlessly spooky barn. Older kids who want a better scare can wait until nighttime, when they are "stalked" by monsters through the corn maze. There's also a barn of horrors with scary creatures to make you scream – and state-of-the-art robotics, special effects and illusions.

Corn Fun Corn Maze Adventure Park

  • Address: 9391 Lindsey Lane (29 Mile Road), Casco Township
  • Phone: 586-365-9401
  • Schedule 2013: corn mazes 5 p.m. Friday (last ticket sold 10 p.m.), noon Saturday (last ticket sold 10 p.m.), noon Sunday (last ticked sold 8 p.m.); daytime hayride noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Sept. 28-Oct. 30
  • Cost: $10/adults, $8/ages 5-11, free/under 5 (add-ons: $2/daytime hayrides)

Note: Haunted Fear Farm is closed for 2013 season!

The family fun destination includes a corn maze, petting zoo, mini hay bale maze for kids, hay bale pyramid and bounce hour for kids under 11. Plus, grab a delicious doughnut and a glass of cider.

The Deadland Haunted House at County Line Antique Trade Center

  • Address: 20900 Dequindre Road, Warren
  • Phone: 248-808-2463
  • Schedule 2013: 7 p.m.-midnight Sept. 20-28 (Friday-Saturday), 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 4-26 (Friday-Saturday), 7-11 p.m. Oct. 30-31 (Wednesday-Thursday), 7-11 p.m. Nov. 1-2 (Friday-Saturday)
  • Cost: $15/adults, $8/kids 48 inches or under

The Deadland is back this year with an all-new show to scare you. Not recommended for young kids, though they are allowed to enter.

Haunted Blake's at Blake's Big Apple Orchard

  • Address: 71485 North Ave., Armada
  • Phone: 586-784-9710
  • Schedule 2013: nights, Fridays-Sundays, Sept. 20-Oct. 31
  • Cost: Spookyland: $9.95/person; zombie paintball safari: $19.95/person; three-story haunted barn: $13.95/adults, $9.95/children; haunted hayrides: $16.95/adults, $12.95/kids; combo pack tickets can be purchased online

Back by popular demand this year: Zombie Paintball Safari, where participants take a hayride equipped with paintball guns and shoot at real zombies! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October, the barnyard transforms into a creepy landscape of fortunetellers, a dark cornfield maze and twisted fun house. The strobe-light hayride drives through acres of monsters and ghouls. Then try to find your way through the three-level haunted barn and mysterious black hole. Not for young kids.

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