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 haunted attractions sure to offer something for everyone. Here are some truly frightening haunts – and a few family-friendly events perfect for your tiny ones.
Corn Fun Corn Maze Adventure Park
- Address: 9391 Lindsey Lane (29 Mile Road), Casco Township
- Phone: 586-365-9401
- Schedule 2017: Corn mazes 5 p.m. Fridays (last ticket sold 10 p.m.), noon Saturdays (last ticket sold 10 p.m.), noon Sundays (last ticket sold 8 p.m.); daytime hayride noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; Sept. 15-Oct. 29
- Cost: $10/ages 4-plus, free/3 and under (add-ons: $2/daytime hayrides)
The family fun destination includes a corn mazes, petting zoo, mini hay bale maze for kids, hay bale pyramid and bounce pad for kids and adults. Plus, grab a delicious doughnut and a glass of cider and pick out a pumpkin, too.
Erebus 4 Story Haunted Attraction
- Address: 18 S. Perry St., Pontiac
- Phone: 248-332-7884
- Schedule 2017: 7-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Sunday Sept. 22-24, 29-Oct. 1, Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 18-31 and Nov. 3-4.
- Cost: $19-$23/Monday-Thursday, $23-$25/Friday, $25-$28/Saturday, $19-$25/Sunday (based on date)
Erebus is in its 17th year of bringing you frightening haunts. This haunted house offers four 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.
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village
- Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
- Phone: 313-982-6001
- Schedule 2017: 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays (plus Thursday, Oct. 19), 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday (plus Thursday, Oct. 26.
- Cost: $16/adults and kids ages 2-plus, free/kids under 2, $6/parking
- 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.
Harvest Moon Hayrides at Upland Hills Farm
- Address: 481 Lake George Road, Oxford
- Phone: 248-628-1611
- Schedule 2017: Harvest Moon Hayrides: 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays in October
- Cost: $9/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.
Haunted Blake’s at Blake’s Big Apple Orchard
- Address: 71485 North Ave., Armada
- Phone: 586-784-9710
- Schedule 2017: 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Sundays Sept. 22-Oct. 29
- Cost: Haunted barn: $13.95/adults, $9.95/kids; haunted hayride: $19.95/adults, $15.90/kids; $10.95/Spooky Land 3D Maze, $19.95/Zombie Paintball (Combo tickets available online)
This orchard offers a Zombie Paintball Safari, where participants take a hayride equipped with paintball guns. On weekends, the barnyard transforms into a creepy landscape of fortune tellers, a dark cornfield maze and twisted fun house. The haunted hayride drives through 20 scenes of monsters and ghouls. Try to find your way through the three-level haunted barn and mysterious black hole. Not for young kids.
Haunted Farm of Terror
- Address: 28405 26 Mile Road, Lenox Township
- Phone: 586-203-7222
- Schedule 2017: 7:30-1 a.m. Sept. 22-23 and 29-30, 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 6:45-11 p.m. Sundays Oct. 6-29 (plus Thursday Oct. 19, Wednesday, Oct. 25, Thursday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct. 30)
- Cost: $30/zombie paintball, $17/adult haunted house or hayride, $13/kids haunted house or hayride, $25/adult haunted house and hayride, $15/kids haunted house and hayride, $45/adult 3-pack, $35/kids 3-pack.
This haunted farm has over 14 years of screams and more than 20 acres of scary stuff. Take the haunted hayride, explore the haunted house, filled with new spooky scenes or test your luck at the live zombie assault paintball shoot.
Haunted Forest at Adventure Park
- Address: 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield
- Phone: 248-419-1550
- Schedule 2017: 7:30-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday Oct. 13-29
- Cost: $16/haunted forest, $36/two-hour climb with haunted forest
Take a walk through the forest to meet some friendly costumed characters, test your nerve in one of the treetop adventure courses and try the optional “Terror Loop” for some real scares.
Haunted Hallows at Groveland Oaks
- Address: 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
- Phone: 248-634-9811
- Schedule 2017: 8-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday (Stay for the day or camp overnight)
- Cost: Free/event, $5-$12/parking
Join a campsite-decorating contest, make your way through the Haunted Island, dance to Halloween music from the DJ (costumes optional) and participate in other themed games and activities. There will also be Halloween face painting, hayrides and campground trick-or-treating.
Hayrides and Pumpkin Picking at The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms Office Park
- Address: 3001 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-998-0182
- Schedule 2017: general:10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
- Cost: general: $6/adults and kids, $5.50/seniors, free/2 and under; pumpkin picking fees additional; $2/bag of animal feed; $2/person for hayrides; $5/pony rides
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. Also consider the Fall Festival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29.
HUSH Haunted Attraction
- Address: 34043 Ford Road, Westland
- Phone: 734-502-6026
- Schedule 2017: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Sundays Sept. 23-Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, 26 and 29-31, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28
- Cost: general: $18/at the door, $15/in advance; VIP (skip the line): $27/in advance, $30/at the door
Ranked among the top 20 haunted attractions in the country, this daunting destination is celebrating it’s fifth season of mutants, monsters and zombies “that even nightmares can’t compete with,” its website claims. Definitely not for young kids.
Night Terrors at Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fair
- Address: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
- Phone: 734-390-9211
- Schedule 2017: 7:15-11:30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays and Halloween starting Sept. 29. Note: Open Sept. 23 with limited attractions
- Cost: $18/The Asylum, The Barn or MindShaft, $20/Hayride of the Lost, $46/The Asylum, The Barn, MindShaft and Hayride of the Lost ($36 on Sundays), $56/The Asylum, The Barn, MindShaft and Hayride of the Lost plus Splattertown and Alien Caged Clowns.
Wiard’s Orchards has been creating frights for more than 30 years. It offers six haunted attractions in one location at its Haunted Thrill Park, including America’s sixth best hayride and eighth best haunted screampark. Recommended age is at least 10, but use discretion. The Wiard’s Country Fair (Sept. 9-Oct. 29) is little-tyke friendly.
Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides at Kensington Metropark Farm Center
- Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
- Phone: 248-684-8632
- Schedule 2017: noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 7-29
- Cost: $5/adult, $3/child, free/2 and younger; pumpkins and gourds are priced according to size, $10/vehicle permit
Enjoy the autumn colors on a relaxing hayride to the pumpkin patch! Select your very own pumpkin or gourd to bring home with you.
Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center
- Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
- Phone: 586-752-5932
- Schedule 2017: 11-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Sept. 30-Oct. 22
- Cost: $6/adults, $4/kids, $10/vehicle permit
This Macomb County Huron-Clinton Metropark offers its “Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides” on select weekend dates. In October, take a wagon ride down to the pumpkin patch to pick your own (pumpkins at additional cost) and then stop for a cup of cider and a doughnut.
- Address: 13245 Dixie Hwy., Holly
- Schedule 2017: 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays Sept.-Oct. (haunted forest opens at 8 p.m.)
- Cost: $25/one attraction, $40/both attractions, add $10 to skip the line (cash only)
Boasts Michigan’s largest and most realistic custom-build haunted manor, one-of-a-kind sets and a terrifying haunted forest. New for this year is an old-school carnival, complete with games, a casket rid, and photo op to keep you entertained while you wait.
Scarefest Scream Park
- Address: 34111 28 Mile Road, Lenox Township
- Phone: 586-749-6666
- Schedule 2017: open 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays Sept. 9-Oct. 28; plus Sunday Oct. 22 and 29 (closed Sept. 15).
- Cost: $15/single attraction; $45/four attractions, $65/VIP pass for unlimited attractions
Scarefest offers these major haunts: Castle of the Dead Haunted House, Carnival of the Dead Forest Walk, Terror Zone Maze, Hayride of Doom and Survive the Night. Scarefest is your hub for a night packed with fun – see bands, DJs and entertainment offered nightly; there’s also a heated bar tent or grab an adult drink at the Club Terror Zone. Plus bonfires and concessions. Offers a kid-friendly trick-or-treat hayride on Oct. 22 from 1-4 p.m.
Slaughtered at Sundown
- Address: 71800 Romeo Plank Road, Armada
- Phone: 586-752-7669
- Schedule 2017: 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Sept. 29-Oct. 28 7-10 p.m. Sunday Oct. 22 and 29
- Cost: $15/adult haunted house or hayride, $10/kid haunted house or hayride, $25/combo ticket, $26-$35/VIP ticket, $36-$45/combo VIP
Shivers will run down your spine as you go through the Slaughtered at Sundown haunted house and the Slaughtered Town Hayride. This terrifying romp is recommended not recommended for kids under eight but aims to be very scary and intense. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Address: 145 Swarthout Road, Pinckney
- Phone: 734-878-3737
- Schedule 2017: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday Sept. 22-Oct. 28, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 19, 22 and 26, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 29-31
- Cost: $10/manor, $20/forest, $25/combo
For older teens and adults, this 30-acre attraction boasts making grown men curl up in the fetal position and scaring some so bad that they wet their pants! The 40-minute walk is almost a mile. If you dare, also take a tour of the inside attraction, Bubbles Fun House. It’s the home of a former carnival clown gone berserk
The Haunted SHAC: Gallery of the Disturbed
- Address: 125 S. Main St., Milford
- Phone: 248-797-3060
- Schedule 2017: 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. Sundays Oct. 21-22 and 27-29; purchase tickets at the door (cash or credit card)
- Cost: $15/age 18-plus, $10/under age 18
The Suzanne Haskew Arts Center (the SHAC) turns into The Haunted SHAC for this second annual fundraiser to support the Village Fine Arts Association. Frightening scenes, spooky encounters and more. It’s billed as a “shocking showcase of artistic abnormality.”
Wilson Barn Pumpkin Fest Haunted Barn Stroll
- Address: 29350 W. Chicago St., Livonia
- Phone: 734-466-2410
- Schedule 2017: Haunted Barn Stroll for all ages noon- p.m. Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29.
- Cost: $1/person per trip
This Livonia spot offers a fun attraction for all ages. Kids who like being frightened can maneuver the spooky barn in the dark, while little kids get to stroll through with the lights on. While the haunted portion is weekends only, all throughout October, you can also visit for pumpkins, hayrides and more family fun (fees may apply).
Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo
- Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
- Phone: 248-541-5717
- Schedule 2017: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22
- Cost: $10/ages 2-plus, free/under 2, $7/parking
- Registration: Tickets may sell out, advance purchase is suggested. Walk-up tickets will only be sold 6:45-7:45 p.m. if they are not sold out beforehand.
This annual event features a decorated, half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the zoo. Children will love the kid-friendly entertainment at the Zoo Boo Revue and the Creepy Craft tent. The Detroit Zoo Boo is a “merry-not-scary” event perfect for little ones.
This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.