The leaves have changed into beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange and the weather has turned cold and rainy, making it the perfect setting for a Halloween scare. For those of you looking for a good spook or for just something to do on an upcoming weekend, check out an area haunted attraction.
Beware: you might actually get scared. Or at least a little startled.
The Haunted Cider Mill and Corn Mill Maze, located at 4648 Otto Road in Charlotte, has a haunted house with rooms filled with clowns, skulls, mechanical (gross!) bodies and people dressed up in creepy masks, just waiting to sneak up on unsuspecting visitors. At one point, you will have to find your way out of a pitch black area in the house that has hair-like string hanging down from the ceiling. If hair-like creepy crawlies aren’t your thing, at the very least the cider and donuts are worth the 20 minute drive from campus. It is open Friday and Saturday from 7-11 p.m. The cost is $11, which includes a trip through the haunted house and corn maze and also a hayride through the apple orchard and pumpkin patch.
[house] Another must-see in Mid-Michigan is The Maze and Trail of Terror. The Trail of Terror is a path cutting through a cornfield that leads visitors passed a graveyard and around shacks inhabited with creatures who don’t like company, to a swamp. Look out for Jason, Freddy, Michael, and 2004’s best prop, The Slayer. The Slayer is an enormous remote-controlled monster. More cool and spooky special effects, creatures, and creepy props await in the 19-acre cornfield. Located at 3770 Noble Road in Williamston, the Trail and Maze cost $15 for a combo ticket. Open until 10 on weekdays, the owners suggest going on Thursday and Sunday nights because of smaller crowds. On Friday and Saturday hours depend on the crowd size.
The Slaughterhouse and Grand River Corn Maze also looks gory enough to check out. It is located in Fowlerville off I-96 and is open Friday from 6-11 p.m., Saturday 1-11 p.m., and Sunday 1-7 p.m., weather permitting. A combo ticket is $14.
Finally, check out McCurdy’s Revenge: Mid-Michigan’s Premier Haunted Houses at McCurdy Park Commercial Building in Corunna. It offers one of the area’s top haunted attractions with two haunted houses in one indoor location for $13. It is open Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m.-midnight and Thursday and Sunday from 7-10 p.m.

For more information and directions on haunted attractions in Michigan, visit http://hauntedhouses.us/Michigan/

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