2022 Haunted Houses & Scary Things to do, now with Scare Level Ratings

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Haunted Houses & Haunted Mazes in Michigan

Want to celebrate the spooky season with Halloween activities like a visit to a Haunted Attraction? Here’s what you need to know before going to a Haunted House near you: One size does not fit all.

Parental judgment is the biggest “rule” when it comes to an age limit for haunted houses in Michigan. You know your child the best. In my own family, my nine-year-old is gangbusters for getting freaked out, whereas my 15-year-old wants nothing to do with it. This is definitely not the time for forced family fun.

If you dare to track down all of these Michigan haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, and yes, even a haunted ship – you’ll be driving for the better part of a day.

With all that said, here’s a list of local favorites and top Haunted Attractions in Michigan:

Haunted Hayrides, Haunted Mazes, Haunted Houses & More

Haunted House in West Michigan

1256 28th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 532-4920

About This Haunted House
A Free Nightmare With Every Ticket! The Haunt, an award-winning haunted house, has been West Michigan's Premier haunted attraction for over 20 years. They have 50,000 sqft to terrify you.

They have 5 different themes/stories for 2022.

The Haunt is open on various dates through November 6th, 2022. See the calendar above.

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Every ticket gets you into ALL of The Haunt’s attractions!
General Admission Ticket: $30 each; VIP/Fast Pass Ticket: $45 each

Kids Haunt on October 30th from noon - 5 pm.

Scare Level & Age Limits
5 out of 5.
NO ONE AGE 10 YEARS OR UNDER WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. Persons 11 to 15 Years of age MUST be accompanied by a paid adult (18 & over).

Haunted House in Central Michigan

906 Lapeer Ave, Saginaw, MI 48607
(989) 771-6900

About This Haunted House
Every special event has its own theme and is totally different than any of the others.

Our state of the art lighting and audio systems, in-house production facility, and a talented staff of artists and technicians allow us to offer new immersive experiences for each unique production.

4 fully immersive Escape Rooms, 3D Black Light GellyBall Arena, Axe Throwing and a Full Scale Profession Haunted House

Open Friday - Sunday

Haunted House in Detroit Metro

18 S Perry St, Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 332-7884

About This Haunted House
The four-story haunted house, tower of terror, is located in Downtown Pontiac, MI.

Serving terrifying thrills, unforgettable moments of laughter, and blood-curdling screams.

Come feast on state of the art Hollywood special effects where things will bite you, grab you, and attack you!

Can you and your group of friends endure over a half-mile indoor walk through one of the world's largest haunted attractions?

Fun fact: Erebus was featured on the A&E channel, My Ghost Story: Episode 63, where paranormal investigators recorded video showing evidence that Erebus is really haunted.

Scare Level & Age Limits
5 out of 5. Not recommended for children under 13.

America's Haunts rated Erebus one of the scariest haunted houses in the nation - and the scariest in Michigan.

** In order to keep baby safe, you may not enter if you're pregnant.

Haunted House, Haunted Maze in West Michigan

7737 Fruit Ridge Ave NW, Sparta, MI 49345
(616) 914-6004

About This Haunted House, Haunted Maze
Their Haunted Attraction is a unique, immersive experience so prepare to be scared. Jump into (3) haunted experiences:

Each of the mazes are well over a quarter of a mile long each and as you travel trough the mazes you will enter buildings, barns and sets, animatronics, and movie-quality special effects with lots of actors!

Two haunted mazes:

#1- Bloody Butcher Corn Maze: Full of Mutant Pumpkins, Witches, Hillbillies, Wandering Corpses, Scarecrows and other insane farm animals.
#2 - Big Top Terror Vision Corn Maze: Carnival-themed, full of crazed clowns, misfits and deranged circus animals in a 3D environment (3D Glasses Included).

Plus, the Old Eli Experience -
As you wander through the cornfields of Abandoned Acres Farm you find yourself in Old Eli's workshop. Step into the mind of a serial killer - Can you figure out the method to his madness before Old Eli returns? Come live the story or die trying!

$35 for Both Attractions; $55 Fast Pass
$5 - Old Eli Experience add-on
Tickets sales end one hour before closing

In 2022, Abandoned Acres Farm Haunted Attraction is open:
September 23 & 24, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
September 30 + every Friday & Saturday in October, dusk - 12:00 am
October 9, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 & 31, dusk - 10:00 pm

Scare Level & Age Limits
4 out of 5.
They do not have an age restriction. They rely on parental discretion as you know your child best. They are a high startle entertainment haunt with little or no Gore and the actors are not allowed to touch you.

Haunted Woods, Haunted Maze in West Michigan

4516 24th St, Dorr, MI 49323
(616) 681-2342

About This Haunted Woods, Haunted Maze
This farm located outside of Grand Rapids is family-friendly during the day and frightful at night.

Nighttime Activities
- Witches Woods: The New Salem “Witches of New Salem” haunted woods is a frightening experience with over 20 attractions and dozens of actors and props. You will find yourself clinging to the closest person next you, just hope it's not one of their patients that have escaped the mental ward. $25 Admission Per Person.

Stroll down one of the two paths in the Witches Woods. It’s up to you on “witch” path to take, whether you take the “Twisted” or the “Wicked” you will scream around every corner.

- Haunted Maze: You will be stalked + spooked by their team of corn stalkers as you twist your way through their dark and spooky corn maze. Enter the corn at your own risk. This nighttime adventure will take you on a wild and ride of dead ends, twists & turns, confusion, mayhem and to top it off you will be stalked by their devilish team of corn stalkers. $25 Admission Per Person.

Do both activities for $40/person.

Open Friday and Saturday nights in October 2022.
Friday, Sept 30 & Saturday, Oct 1
Friday, Oct 7 & Saturday, Oct 8
Friday, Oct 14 & Saturday, Oct 15
Friday, Oct 21 & Saturday, Oct 22
Friday, Oct 28 & Saturday, Oct 29

Scare Level & Age Limits
4 out of 5.
*No refunds - enter at your own risk. They don't have an age limit but they don't recommend for under age 12.

Haunted House in Central Michigan

1318 Wildwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 936-5834

About This Haunted House
Jackson’s Underworld Extreme Haunted House is a professionally built attraction and is rated as one of the largest and scariest of haunted houses in the United States.

The haunted house is 4 stories, over 115,000 square feet.

It takes an average of 45 minutes to navigate and is just under one mile long.

Psycho Vision 3D is the ultimate three dimensional haunt experience. This newly renovated facility creates a realistic scare while wearing our Psycho 3D glasses.

Psycho Vision 3D is conveniently located in the same 4 story building as Jackson's Underworld.

Open Thursdays & Sundays from 7 PM - 11 PM and Fridays & Saturdays from 6 PM - 1 AM.

Scare Level & Age Limits
4 out of 5. There is no age limit, but it may be too scary for children under 12.

This is an extreme haunt, you may want to consider purchasing our monster repellant glow sticks.

Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, Haunted House, Haunted Maze in Southwest Michigan

855 Mayflower Rd, Niles, MI 49120
(269) 687-3327

About This Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, Haunted House, Haunted Maze
Niles Scream Park offers 44 acres of blood-curdling fear! Six major attractions are rebuilt each year to provide you with completely new and unique shows.

Attractions include Niles Haunted House – there are over 100 different paths through the attraction and it’s impossible to see it all with less than seven trips.

The Field of Screams – It starts with a visit to a New Orleans style cemetery. After that you will encounter mazes, clowns, monsters and zombies. If you are really lucky, you may make it to the final tunnel and hope the dark will keep the monsters off your tracks long enough for you to get out!

Haunted Hayride – a tractor drawn wagon and ride the Dark Terror-tory Haunted Hayride. The trail is approximately a mile long and filled with more than 30 sets that are woven together into a narrative that changes each year.

Bonus – There’s a Midway filled with games, roaming monsters, concessions, and other scary delights.

Tickets start at $10. If you don't have a reservation, you will be charged an extra $5 at the gate.

Open Fridays & Saturdays in October from 7 PM - 11 PM and Sundays from 7 PM - 10 PM.

Black Out Weekend (experience the attractions in total darkness) on November 4 - 5 from 7 PM - 10 PM.

No exchanges or refunds.

Scare Level & Age Limits
4 out of 5. The hayride and the midway attractions are not recommended for children under the age of 6. No carrying children.

This attraction is geared to scare high school through young adults. If we can scare Notre Dame football players, we can scare you.

There is a “No Scare Zone” on the Midway to serve as a safe haven for anyone who needs to escape the scary. This area is free of charge and perfect for chaperones and young children.

Haunted Maze in Central Michigan

3803 Noble Road, Williamston, MI 48895
(517) 521-2378

About This Haunted Maze
The Trail of Terror is on hiatus for 2022 and 2023. It may be back for 2024.

When it's open, the Trail of Terror has you walking through the corn in the pitch black of night.
It's super scary with lots of scares - enough to give you a really big fright - if that's your kind of thing.

Scare Level & Age Limits
4 out of 5.
Not for kids! Brave teens, okay.

Haunted Woods in Southeast Michigan

145 Swarthout Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

About This Haunted Woods
Terrified Forest is an outdoor haunted attraction in the middle of a forest. Journey through the wood for just under a one mile walk (or run) along a dimly lit path.

Dress appropriately as these are real woods.

Open Thursdays and Sundays 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM and Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM - 12 AM

Scare Level & Age Limits
4 out of 5. Not recommended for under 13. The night creatures will not hold back.

Haunted House in Central Michigan

Shawhaven Farm haunted

1826 Rolfe Rd., Mason, MI 48854
(517) 676-1649

About This Haunted House
Over 140 acres of fear. Every year they re-create our haunts to ensure farm fresh fear!

Opening night Friday, September 30, 2022
Open every Friday and Saturday in October (see calendar).
Ticket sales start at 7:30 pm and stop promptly at 11:00 pm
Haunt events begin running at dusk and close after last victim makes it out.

- SAMARA’S RETIREMENT HOME FOR THE DEAD: Tour Samara’s Retirement Home. We keep your dead, better our house than yours. Beware when you visit their rooms or the recreation room. Stroll through the garden of shadows but be careful you may join them.

Haunted Event:
$25 - Samara’s Retirement Home for the Dead

$5 - Escape Room (per person per room)
$7 - Corn Maze

Scare Level & Age Limits
3.5 out of 5.
They advise no kids under the age of 10, and all kids under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for kids who exit early or end up not going through.

Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, Haunted House in Northern Michigan

3606 Blair Town Hall Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685

About This Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, Haunted House
Multiple haunted attractions located on the grounds of the Northwestern Michigan Fair.

"Grimfell Asylum" is a trek through a mental asylum and the effects of a horrifying doctor's work.

New for 2022 is "The Swamp of Suffering" where Dr. Grimfell's failed experiments are discarded... and some have thrived in the swampy grounds.

Evil clowns and horrifying cackles await in "Pandemonium."

The wagon ride through the haunted trail is geared more towards a family friendly scare, and is appropriate for most ages. There are scares - but it stays away from the gore, and intense scares found in the indoor haunts.

Open Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM - 11 PM and Sundays 7:30 PM - 10 PM.

Scare Level & Age Limits
3 out of 5. Recommended ages are 10+ for the Hayride & Trail
14+ for “Grimfell Asylum,” “Pandemonium,” and “The Swamp of Suffering”

The Hayride & Haunted Trail are intended to be more “Family” friendly. There are still plenty of scares, but they are not as intense as those in the other two attractions.

We require that all children must be able to walk on their own. You may not carry your child through any of the attractions.
10+ hayride & trail, 14+ haunted houses

Haunted Maze in West Michigan

17647 40th Avenue, Conklin, MI 49403
(616) 899-2931

About This Haunted Maze
Survive the HAUNTED SUNFLOWER MAZE 👻 with Ghosts and Ghouls Lurking around every twist and turn. It’s sure to be a WICKED good time.

You can also try your hand at the creepy corn maze or spooky tractor ride.

Pay for admission in the market where you will also find HOT Apple Turnovers, fresh fall donuts, HOT Cider and Cocoa and so much more!! It will be a GHOULISH good time!!

Fridays & Saturdays in October, 9-11 PM. (Starting October 7).

Haunted Sunflower or Creepy Corn maze are $15 each.
Spooky tractor ride is $7.
Or choose all 3 are $30.

Scare Level & Age Limits
3 out of 5.
The target age is for about 10 and up but prepare to have chills run down your spine! All ages under 12 must be accompanied by someone 16 or older.

Haunted Woods in West Michigan

6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
(616) 874-6711

About This Haunted Woods
The Haunted Forest is a spooky outdoor experience at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

The woods are filled with hungry zombies, scary witches, ghosts, and other monsters that exist only in your worst nightmares. Be prepared to encounter all of them, as you try to make your way through the woods.

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

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

The Haunted Forest will run every Friday & Saturday starting October 1st through October 29th.
Friday and Saturday hours are 6pm-10pm.
Tickets must be purchased by 9pm the day of.
*Please note that there might be a small wait,, even with reservations. To speed up your wait time, they recommend purchasing an express lane ticket.

The Haunted Forest happens in all weather conditions, so dress appropriately for the weather!

General admission tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.

Scare Level & Age Limits
3 out of 5. Scarier than the Spooky Forest but not a hardcore scare experience.
They ask that all guests be 5 or older. Earlier time spots are recommended for younger children.

Haunted House in Northern Michigan

99 Arthur St, Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-3587

About This Haunted House
Haunted “House” aboard the SS City of Milwaukee covering five decks.

It includes steep stairs, costumed actors jumping out at you, props, and more.

The Ghost Ship is open from 7:30 PM -10:30 PM on Friday and Saturday nights in October, excluding the first weekend.

Kids 6 and under are free, $12/person for everyone else.

All proceeds go towards the Preservation of the S.S. City of Milwaukee and USCGC Acacia.

Scare Level & Age Limits
2.5 out of 5. The Ghost Ship involves actors jumping out from spaces and screaming at visitors.

Not recommended for children under age 7.

Haunted Woods in West Michigan

11530 Stebbins Ave, Sparta, MI 49345
(616) 450-9001

About This Haunted Woods
Grim Acres is a short, winding trail thru 2 acres of woods with several Halloween-themed attractions, Spooky clowns, witches, spiders, and more.

It is mostly Halloween scenes thru the wooded trail. Most of the props are motion detected. It's very kid-friendly. The haunted trail is handicap assessable.

Located just north of Downtown Sparta Michigan on Stebbins. Look for the banner and flashing signs for the drive.

Oct 1 -Oct 31 on Fri-Sat-Sun, weather permitting (not open during rain). Call or check their Facebook page before heading out.

Kids 5 & under - free
All others - $15

Scare Level & Age Limits
1 out of 5. This trail is a good "first spook" trail for kids. There are actors that will slowly walk toward you and come out of nowhere, and some of the scenes are bloody, but the overall experience is really not that scary.
No age limit.

Haunted Woods in West Michigan

6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306
(616) 874-6711

About This Haunted Woods
The Spooky Forest is an interactive, outdoor Halloween experience for kids.

It's designed for a younger crowd, who have the ability to walk (or be carried) 1/2 mile. The Spooky Forest is where you and your family can enjoy being active outdoors while having fun with Halloween characters.

Please note that the Kids Spooky Forest does have some scary elements!

Dates and Hours:
The Spooky Forest will be open every Saturday from 3pm-5pm
October 8th through October 29th.
*All participants must enter by 4:30pm to allow enough time to walk the entire half mile*

$10 per person
Online reservations are encouraged.

Good to know: You will be walking 1/2 mile on a dirt trail through the woods. There are a few inclines and downhills, but most of the trail is relatively flat. The trail is too narrow for strollers.

Scare Level & Age Limits
1 out of 5. A little bit scary. Good for kids that want to get spooked.
There is no age requirement for The Spooky Forest.

Haunted Hayride in West Michigan

4516 24th St, Dorr, MI 49323
(616) 681-2342

About This Haunted Hayride

Jump on a wagon and take a ride through the trail with lights synchronized to Halloween songs.

But don’t be too scared, the Halloween Light Spooktacular is sure to please all ages.
The wagon ride will last approximately 20 minutes.

Spooktacular is offered Fridays & Saturdays in October -2022: Dusk to 11 pm
$10 Per Person, Under 3 - Free

On during daylight on Saturdays & Sundays (11am-6pm), add on the Corn Maze and other family-friendly fun for $8/person. You'll get:
-Daytime Cornmaze
-Farm animals
-Pumpkin patch
-Hay rides
-Child's train

Don't miss out on the homemade donuts and cider!

Scare Level & Age Limits
0 out of 5. Not scary at all. Colorful wagon ride that is very family-friendly.
Good for all ages

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