If you're looking for a good scare, there's plenty of opportunity to be spooked this month.
These area events are sure to put some fright into your Halloween.
Scream in Wolverine
Scream in Wolverine, which is different year to year, is recommended for those 12 and over. Since the haunts change, you'll never know quite what is going to happen.
"I don't want to give away too much, but we are definitely going to work over the claustrophobic guests," said creator, Kurt Zimmerle. "The walls will be coming in on them at one point."
Zimmerle added that the Foggy Crypt will be back which features a room full of fog and corpses, and the Clown Convention has had its rooms shuffled around.
"In the Swamp of Terror, the ghost town of Haakwood has grown with a saloon. Several cabins also appeared this year too," he said. "The spirits seem restless and are growing in population so more space is needed for them."
Scream in Wolverine runs 7-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday throughout October. It is also open on Halloween, and Nov. 1-3.
The cost is $20 for all three experiences, or you can pay-by-haunt.
Scream in Wolverine is located at 10474 South Straits Highway in Wolverine. For more information, visit www.screaminwolverine.com.
The Nightmare at Challenge Mountain
This isn't your typical haunted house attraction. At Challenge Mountain's The Nightmare, souls are expected to hang out and explore the entire three hours, since there's plenty of haunts and something for everyone.
Proceeds from The Nightmare benefit Challenge Mountain, an organization that offers adaptive recreation for people with special needs and their families.
The Nightmare is layered, full of small details that tell little stories. Some stories are from folk lore while others include bits of real history.
Inside there is a dungeon, a path of evil, a ghost tour, a village replica of Salem and more. Outside there is a cemetery, haunted forest and Boot Hill, with famous characters from the American Wild West.
The Nightmare runs 7-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in October. Adults are $10 and children are two for $5.
Challenge Mountain is located at 2205 North Springbrook Road in Boyne Falls. For more information, visit www.challengemtn.org.
Triple Fright Night in Emmet County
Three family events will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Mackinaw City to celebrate Halloween and the changing season. Families and individuals are encouraged to take part in the free events, that will be held at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Heritage Village and McGulpin Point Lighthouse.
Mackinaw Trolley will shuttle participants between Heritage Village and McGulpin Point from 6-9 p.m. and there is no charge for the shuttle service. Guests are welcomed to walk among the properties as well; they are all within less than a mile of each other.
The Headlands Challenge will take place from 8-10 p.m. In the fourth year of the event, visitors are dared to walk the dimly-lighted, one-mile drive from the Headlands entrance to the Beach House, where Destiny (Dark Sky Park program director, Mary Stewart Adams) is waiting to spin tales of fortune for each visitor. There will be light refreshments and free giveaways.
In the historic Heritage Village from 6-8 p.m., there will be trick-or-treating. There will be cider and doughnuts served at a bonfire near the covered pavilion.
Finally, at McGulpin Point Lighthouse, participants can climb the tower for a view of the Mackinac Bridge and take in the spooky decor inside the late-1800s era structure. Regular, daily hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., the climb portion will be open from 6-11 p.m.
For more information about the Triple Fright Night events, call (231) 348-1704 or visit www.emmetcounty.org.
Zip of Terror
The Zip of Terror at Boyne Mountain Resort is an after dark, self-guided tour of Boyne Mountain's 10 zip lines. Thrill seekers are suited up with a zip line harness and helmet, and sent to navigate amongst the darkness, illuminated only by a faint glow to mark the path as you travel through the chilling scene.
Costumed guides help you along the way, as you drop more than 50 stories from start to finish and fright lurks around every corner.
The Zip of Terror runs from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27.
The cost is $50 per person, or $45 per person with parties of eight or more. For more information, or for reservations, call (231) 549-7256.