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Scare Up A Good Time at Fenton Area Haunted Houses

Attractions range from family-friendly to scarier.

Here’s a list of area haunted houses, hayrides and more to pick from, depending on how scared you want to get. 

For families who don’t want the little ones to be terrified, the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau lists Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad. It's a “Ghosts and Goodies” Halloween event with trick-or-treating, a Huckleberry Ghost Train Express ride and fun for all ages. Crossroads Village is open weekdays from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.geneseecountyparks.org/crossroadsvillage.htm to learn more.

Pure Michigan also lists a family-friendly adventure at Brighton Recreation Area Riding Stables in Howell, through Oct. 28. It begins with a hayride leading into a dark haunted forest trail. Participants then walk carefully through the spooky forest, trying to get back to the safety of the hay wagon. It’s listed as appropriate for kids of all ages, and there will be s’mores over a campfire when participants return. The event will be Fridays and Saturdays in October, 7:30-10:30 p.m. The cost is $12 per person, and more information is available by calling (810) 534-5063. 

OaklandCountyMoms.com also has a list of haunted houses children can enjoy. One is The House of Horrors on Oct. 24-25, and 31, from 7-11 p.m. It will be at the 4H Activity Center on Andersonville Road, just south of downtown Davisburg. The cost is $10, with proceeds going to the Davisburg Rotary Club to help the less fortunate. Details: (248) 240-0527.

And don’t forget The Holly Shop of Horror's Haunted Barn, open Oct. 24-25 (7 p.m.-midnight), Oct. 26 (3-6 p.m.), and Oct. 31 (7 p.m.-midnight), at Old Holly Farm, 13409 N. Holly Road, in Holly. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Details: (248) 369-8620.

Now, for Halloween lovers who’d like more of a scare, there is St. Lucifer's Haunted Asylum at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Hwy., Grand Blanc. According to the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the attraction will be open Oct. 23-26 and 29 through Nov. 1, starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $13 for general admission or $16 VIP. (More information)

Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze in Fowlerville is recommended for visitors over the age of 12, because of its "intense and realistic nature." In fact, guests are asked to “prepare for the blood bath and beyond,” its Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau listing says. The site is open on weekends this month. (More information)

Thirteenth Realm is next to All Star Sports Bar at Southmoor Golf Course, 4312 S. Dort Hwy, Burton, between Bristol and Maple roads, The Flint Convention & Visitors Bureau says. It will be open Oct. 23-26 and Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1, 7 p.m., and the cost is $13. (More information)

The Haunted Trail Project, will open at dusk on Oct. 23-26 and Oct. 29-31, at Loch Lomond Golf Course, 5267 S. Dort Hwy in Grand Blanc, between Saginaw and Maple. The $12 admission fee includes a hayride. For more information, call (810) 695-0820 or (810) 742-1434.

There’s also The Crypt Haunted House on Oct. 24-Nov. 1, from 7 p.m.-midnight, at 4247 S. Dort Hwy., in Burton. The cost is $13 ($10 on Sunday nights). Details: (810) 742-2260.

Last, but certainly not least on our list, is The Haunted Forest, open Oct. 24-25, 30-Nov. 1, from dusk until close. It’s off Center Road, just north of Bristol Road, Burton (next to Genesys PHO, the Flint Convention & Visitors Bureau says. Admission is $10 and all proceeds benefit Post 4 "handicapable" scouts. (More information) 

Bev Fitzgerald October 05, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Sounds spooky!
EclecticCitizen October 08, 2012 at 07:27 PM
You forgot Spooky Trails! I love this one! From their website: Spooky Trails Farms Daytime Attractions and Spooky Trails Nightmares Nighttime Attractions is located in Swartz Creek, MI. Over 130 acres of naturally landscaped property that includes the haunted forest. It has been named #1 longest Hayride in America, as well as #1 Haunted Attraction in the county-also receiving number 4 in the state of Michigan! Nighttime haunted attractions are a true theatrical experience like no other! Our attraction includes a two mile haunted hayride, the all new for 2012 haunted corn maze, a New 2012 Woodhaven haunted house, and Bigger And Better Zombie Hunter Hayride plus FOOD CONCESSIONS, a pumpkin picking hayride and MICHIGAN'S ONLY PUMPKIN BLASTERS! Spooky Trails Nighttime Attractions Include: Haunted House, Haunted Hayride, Haunted Corn Maze and The Zombie Hunter Hayride and Pumpkin Blasters Spooky Trails Farms Daytime Attractions Get ready to pick your own pumpkin at Spooky Trails Farm. Enjoy a hayride, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Blasters, cider and donuts, and of course the pleasure of picking your own pumpkin for eating, carving and seed toasting! For those who wish to keep it simple and less rustic, they also have a great selection of picked pumpkins at their farm stand. Picking is available from 11am-5pm ,Saturdays and Sundays. **The patch and grounds are stroller friendly!** http://www.spookytrails.com

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