Southeast Michigan Hayrides & Haunted Houses 2014
Take tykes for mini frights or have terrifying fun with your teens this Halloween season. Find spooky events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
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Halloween is right around the corner – and all the local frights are back to scare you into the fall season! Metro Detroit is packed with haunted houses, spooky hayrides and eerie corn mazes to help you get into the scary spirit. Whether you have little ones or more daring teens, we've gathered a list of attractions sure to offer something for everyone. Here are some truly frightening haunts – and a few family-friendly events perfect for your tiny ones.
- Address: 9391 Lindsey Lane (29 Mile Road), Casco Township
- Phone: 586-365-9401
- Schedule 2014: corn mazes 5 p.m. Friday (last ticket sold 10 p.m.), noon Saturday (last ticket sold 10 p.m.), noon Sunday (last ticket sold 8 p.m.); daytime hayride noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Sept. 26-Nov. 2
- Cost: $10/adults, $8/ages 5-11, free/under 5 (add-ons: $2/daytime hayrides)
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. Pick out your own pumpkin too ($5/each).
- Address: 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon
- Phone: 248-437-0150
- Schedule 2014: corn maze: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily Aug. 30-Nov. 2; haunts: 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27 preview, 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays Oct. 2-Nov. 1; also 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday Oct. 30
- Costs: $5/person daytime maze, free/2 and under (no cider and doughnut), $12/person corn stalkers maze, $15/barn of horrors, $24/combo barn of horrors and corn stalkers maze
Young ones can wander through a corn maze, sip cider and enjoy a fresh cinnamon sugar doughnut. 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 or horrors with scary creatures to make you scream – and state-of-the-art robotics, special effects and illusions.
- Address: 18 S. Perry, Pontiac
- Phone: 248-332-7884
- Schedule 2014: 7-11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6-11 p.m. Sundays Sept. 19-Nov. 2 (closed Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21)
- Cost: $28/Fridays-Saturdays, $23/Mondays-Thursdays, $25/Sundays
Erebus is in its 14th year of bringing you frightening haunts. This haunted house offers 4 stories of terrifying paths for those who dare. Erebus is known for its recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world's longest walk-through haunted attraction from August 2005 to September 2009.
- Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
- Phone: 313-982-6001
- Schedule 2014: 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26
- Cost: $15/adults and kids ages 2-plus; $12.75/members, adults and kids 2 years and older; free/kids under 2
- Registration: It's highly recommended, as this popular event can sell out
Stroll down the streets and alleys lined with over 1,000 jack-o'-lanterns and classic costumed characters. You may see the Headless Horseman ride out of the shadows of Firestone Farm's fields or see witches, wizards and dancing skeletons. This is a kid-friendly, scare-free Halloween attraction.
- Address: 481 Lake George Road, Oxford
- Phone: 248-628-1611
- Schedule 2014: Harvest Moon Hayrides: 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays Oct. 3-25
- Cost: $8/person
This hayride is perfect for those who don't like scary attractions or those with little kids. Upland Hills Farm offers a 30-minute ride, with a warm beverage and a fresh doughnut. After the trip, warm up by the bonfire.
- Address: 71485 North Ave., Armada
- Phone: 586-784-9710
- Schedule 2014: 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Sundays Sept. 19-Oct. 31
- Cost: Spookyland: $9.95/person, zombie paintball safari: $19.95/person; three-story haunted barn: $13.95/adults, $9.95/kids; 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. On weekends, 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. Try to find your way through the three-level haunted barn and mysterious black hole. Not for young kids.
- Address: 28405 26 Mile Road, Lenox Township
- Phone: 586-203-7222
- Schedule 2014: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays Sept. 12-Nov. 1; 7-11 p.m. Sundays Oct. 12-26; 7-11 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 16-30; plus 7-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29
- Cost: Combo ticket, haunted house and hayride: $22/adults, $15/kids; single attraction ticket: $16/adults, $13/kids; check out the Haunted Farm of Terror online to snag some "killer offers"
This haunted farm is over 20 acres of scary stuff. Take the haunted hayride or explore the haunted house, filled with new spooky scenes. Test your luck at the live zombie paintball shoot for a chance to win prizes. For a more relaxing night, watch scary movies projected on a big screen around a bonfire. Visit the Road Kill Cafe for cider, doughnuts and other snacks.
- Address: 3001 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-998-0182
- Schedule 2014: general: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily year-round; pumpkin picking: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20-31
- Cost: general: $5/adults and kids, $4.50/seniors, free/2 and under; pumpkin picking: $3/pumpkin (general also applies); rides: $2/day hayrides (on the hour), $10/pony ride, Fridays-Sundays year-round, weather-permitting
This petting farm offers fright-free attractions for your little ones, including popular hayrides. It lets kids pet and feed the animals, too, while there are also pony rides and pick-your-own pumpkin (select dates only) options.
- Address: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
- Phone: 734-390-9211
- Schedule 2014: 7:15-11:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays Sept. 26-Nov. 1; 7:15-10:30 p.m. Sundays Oct. 12-26; 7:15-10:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 30
- Cost: $17.99/single event Thursday-Saturday, $16.99/single event Sunday, $41.99/all six Thursday-Saturday, $49.99/VIP Thursday-Saturday, $29.99/all six Sunday, $39.99/VIP Sunday (note: VIP pass includes daytime country fair pass and additional 40 paint balls)
Wiard's Orchards has been creating frights for 30 years. It offers six haunted attractions in one location at its Haunted Thrill Park. Recommended age is at least 10, but use discretion. The Wiard's Country Fair is little-tyke friendly (10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sundays). Splatter Town live action paintball and Valley View Mountain Slides are new this year!