Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Beyond

Take tykes for mini frights or have terrifying fun with your teens this Halloween.

Halloween is right around the corner — and many of 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 houses and hayrides in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that are sure to offer something for everyone. Here are some truly frightening haunts — and a few family-friendly events perfect for your tiny ones.

Be sure to check ahead for COVID-19 protocols and the recommended ages so you don’t take your young children somewhere too scary.

Azra Chamber of Horrors

This haunted attraction was rated #1 Michigan Haunted House by Scare Factor, Haunt World and Fright Find. The line on the way in is covered and heated and there is nightly entertainment to enjoy. This haunted house was built in a multi-level maze that was formerly one of the largest laser tag arenas around. Be sure to check out the pumpkin-themed room. If you make it through, stop by the spot’s sister company, Escape Room Zone, to test your problem-solving skills in a local escape room.

Bonadeo Farms 

Find fall fun like hayrides, pumpkin picking, a kids playground and corn maze during the day. At night, daredevils can get lost in the Field of Screams or attempt to make it through the Full Moon Manor haunted house.

Erebus 4 Story Haunted Attraction

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. If the haunted house is too scary for you, check out the Erebus Escape room instead.

Exit 13 Haunted House

It prides itself in updating the haunted house every single year so there is always something new for guests. It will take around 25 minutes to complete. It has been voted the best haunted attraction in Genesee County since 2013. The Exit 13 Haunted House is not recommended for children under age 13, but parents should use their discretion.

Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village 

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: $21.25/member ages 12-plus, $25/non-member ages 12-plus, $16/member ages 2-11, $18.75/non-member ages 2-11, free/2 and under, $3/train tickets

Walk the illuminated jack-o’-lantern paths through Wonderland, Sleepy Hollow and other spooky worlds. There is a Halloween train adventure on the Hallowe’en Express, fall treats and costumed characters throughout the village. Timed entry required.

Harvest Moon Hayrides at Upland Hills Farm

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 hot or cold cup of cider and a fresh doughnut. After the trip, warm up by the bonfire. There will be additional food and beverage items available for purchase. Evening hayrides do not stop at the pumpkin patch. Guests are welcome to bring their own marshmallows and roasting sticks because they will not be provided.

Haunted Blake’s at Blake’s Big Apple Orchard

This apple orchard offers a three-story haunted barn, Spookyland and zombie paintball. The haunted hayride drives through 20 scenes of monsters and ghouls, and the haunted barn offers three stories of spooks. Blake’s recommends the zombie paintball for ages 6 and up and the haunted hayride and three-story haunted barn for ages 8 and up.

Haunted Garage Productions

This local haunted garage gets voted one of the top haunted attractions every year. It was started by a retired gym teacher from Grosse Pointe Farms who wanted to show his eclectic Halloween collection off to the community. Since it began, he has donated his earnings to many PTOs in Grosse Pointe communities, St. Clair Shores and more. Great for all ages.

HUSH Haunted Attractions

Ranked among the top 20 haunted attractions in the country, this daunting destination features mutants, monsters and zombies “that even nightmares can’t compete with.” You’ll see attractions like, the Belly of the Beast, Louisiana Catacombs and Rosecliff Hall Haunted Mansion. These are not for young kids. It does, however, have a monster meet and greet on Oct. 30 where kids will be able to walk through the haunted houses with the lights on, meet and greet the monsters and receive lots of candy!

Night Terrors at Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fair 

Wiard’s Orchards has been creating frights for more than 30 years. It offers five adventures this year at its Haunted Thrill Park, including The Asylum, the Ultimate Haunted Barn, the Hayride of the Lost, The Mindshaft and Alien Caged Clowns.

Recommended age is at least 10, but use discretion. The Wiard’s Country Fair (through Oct. 31) is little-tyke friendly.

Rotten Manor

Boasts two full 35- to 45-minute attractions, Michigan’s largest and most realistic custom-build haunted Rotten Manor and Rotten Asylum/Forest. The Rotten Hayride takes you through the haunted woods of Rotten Manor. Rotten Manor has carnival themed games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. New in 2022, the haunted attraction will be opening a vintage theater, where they will show a variety of horror-themed performances.

Scarefest Scream Park

Scarefest offers these major haunts this year: Castle of the Dead Haunted House, Forest of Darkness, Hayride of Doom and the Terror Maze Zone. The hayride is family-friendly. Expect a night packed with fun – see bands, DJs and entertainment offered nightly; there’s also a heated bar tent. Plus, bonfires and concessions.

Terrorfied Forest

The haunted forest is recommended for ages 13 and older. This 30-acre attraction boasts making grown men curl up in the fetal position and scarring some so bad that they wet their pants! The 35-40-minute walk is almost a mile in the woods. For “timid” guests, it offers a “Monster Repellent” at the ticket booth. It has a concession stand.

The Scream Machine 

Only the brave should enter the halls of Vonks Asylum with Dr. Strach. It is described as “extremely scary” and parents should use their discretion when bringing their children. There is, however, “Monster Repellent” for sale for kids. This haunted house also features two optional escape rooms. It offers a lights-on experience on Oct. 23 for $5/person.

Looking for even more Halloween fun? Check out our list of the best Halloween events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly. 

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