Take a Walk Through Glenlore Trails Haunted Forest

Families can enjoy a spooky night out exploring CarnEvil on this illuminated Halloween trail in Commerce Township.

Glenlore Trails is back and better than ever! This haunted forest’s theme this year is CarnEvil, offering visitors a spooky, illuminated trail with interactive, carnival-themed games along the way. Glenlore Trails also features events happening all season long, including kid craft events, adult-only nights and trick-or-treating.

Quick details about Glenlore Trails The Haunted Forest: CarnEvil

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Glenlore Trails The Haunted Forest: CarnEvil is open Thursdays-Sundays, Sept. 22-Oct. 29, 2023. Times vary by day.

Tips for families when visiting Glenlore Trails The Haunted Forest: CarnEvil

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  • If you have little ones, consider bringing a stroller or wagon. Although the trail isn’t paved, it is still a smooth enough ride for them.
  • The trail is about an hour long, so make sure to use the restroom before you begin.
  • Bring bug spray! You are walking through an actual forest and mosquitos are out. If you forget, the store sells a bug spray stick.
  • If there is scattered rain/snow, the event will still go on. If the weather is more severe, they will notify you that it has been postponed and offer alternative dates or a refund.
  • Families are encouraged to dress up in costume or deck themselves out in glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark items.

Things to do near Glenlore Trails

Photo credit: Sky Zone

  • Spend the day at Long Family Orchard, Farm & Cider Mill. It has a corn maze and a fun farm area, which includes giant jumping pillows, goat farm, tube swing, giant slide, straw tunnels, pedal kart track and much more. Also, enjoy some cider and doughnuts, too.
  • Jump around at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. This amusement park offers a foam zone, drop zone, toddler zone, the wall, ninja warrior course and more.
  • Stop by the Commerce Township Community Library for one of the free storytimes and events for kids. It’s open until 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and until 5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.
  • Want to stop at a kid-friendly brewery for a bite to eat? Go to CJ’s Brewing Company. The kids menu is for ages 12 and under and features a cheeseburger, pepperoni pizza, corn dog, grilled cheese, chicken tenders, mac n cheese or pasta.
  • Right by the parking lot to Glenlore Trails you’ll find a wooden playscape, swings, a slide and monkey bars. If you get there when it’s still light outside before your reserved time, let your kids play for a bit.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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