Triple Threat: Cannonsburg’s Haunted Forest, Spooky Trails & Zombie 5K are Open & Ready to Scare for 2023

Cannonsburg Haunted Forest

Cannonsburg’s Haunted Events for 2023

Cannonsburg Ski Area – 6800 CANNONSBURG RD NE, BELMONT, MI 49306

This year, Cannonsburg is hosting 3 chilling events during October.

The Haunted Forest kicks off the scary fun in early October, followed by the kids Spooky Forest.

Haunted forest Cannonsburg
Haunted Forest – Cannonsburg

And, as the month comes to a close, the Zombies come out for the Zombie 5K. Put on your costume and run for your life, there’s prize money at stake.

1. The Haunted Forest

Where? Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306

What’s it about?
Brace yourself for a chilling outdoor experience, where the woods come alive with hungry zombies, scary witches, ghosts, and nightmarish monsters!

As you navigate a lit dirt path stretching half a mile, be prepared to face heart-stopping scares at every turn. This is the ultimate test for thrill-seekers and scare lovers.

The walk is roughly ½ mile long and takes place on a lit dirt path that winds through the trees.

Haunted Forest Cannonsburg

Scary props and actors will create a haunted experience that is sure to spook everyone.

Attire Advice: Dress warmly. With the cool evening temperatures, you’ll want layers, comfortable walking shoes, and perhaps even hats and mittens. Warm up at the fire pits and enjoy some cozy drinks and snacks.

Age Recommendation: Kids must be at least 5 years old to participate. The Haunted Forest is designed to be adventurous and scary, and they don’t want any young kids to be afraid. Earlier time spots are recommended for younger children

2023 Dates and Times:

  • Oct 6 & 7 – 6:30 – 8 PM
  • Oct 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 – 6 – 9:30 PM


General Admission: $20 online | $25 at the door

Express Lane: $30 online | $35 at the door (A must for those looking to skip the long queues!)

More Info & Tickets: The Haunted Forest

Haunted Forest Cannonsburg

2. The Kids Spooky Forest

Where? Same magical woods at Cannonsburg Ski Area

What’s it about?
The Spooky Forest is perfect for families and children! Enjoy a light-hearted Halloween adventure, with a blend of spooky and fun attractions. Yes, there will be headstones, spiders, and skeletons, but also friendly Halloween displays to delight the little ones.

The Spooky Forest is an interactive, outdoor Halloween experience for kids. It’s not very scary, especially when compared to some other area haunted houses and attractions.

It’s designed for a younger crowd, who have the ability to walk (or be carried) 1/2 mile.

There will be some spooky props in the forest, but they will be balanced out by fun, kid-friendly Halloween attractions.

The best part of the Spooky Forest is that you and your family can enjoy being active outdoors while having fun with Halloween characters.

Dates and Hours: Every Friday and Saturday from 6pm-9pm starting October 13th through October 28th.

Ticketing: $10 per person

More Info: The Spooky Forest

Trail Details: The trail stretches 1/4 mile and, while mostly flat, does have some inclines and downhills. Please note: it’s too narrow for strollers.

kids spooky forest cannonsburg

3. Zombie 5K & Kid’s Magical Mile at Cannonsburg

Where? Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd. NE, Belmont, Mi 49306

Zombie Run 5K: What’s it about?

Take a run on the creepy side through the woods at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

Run fast, because zombies and other scary creatures will be lurking in the forest. Evade monsters as you navigate the rugged trails.

Plan on running over a variety of rocks, roots, and hard-packed dirt.

There’s prize money for the top finishers, and for the best costumes of the night.

The Zombie 5K trail run will be a mixture of single track and rolling double track.

Zombie 5K Cannonsburg

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Zombie 5K Trail Race: 5:30pm | Cost: $40

Cash Prizes for Top 3 Males & Females, Masters Male & Female, plus age group winners.

Best Costume Prize: $100 for both Male and Female

Kids magical mile:

Cost: $15
Time: 3:30pm
*Finishers Award. Costumes are highly encouraged.

cannonsburg magical mile
Magical Mile Cannonsburg

More Info: Zombie 5K & Kid’s Magical Mile

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