Oct. 19-20 • The Trail of Lost Souls
This haunted trail “where evil lives” is designed to thrill and chill the entire family. 7-10 p.m. at Maumee Bay State Park, Cedar Point Road, Oregon. $5 adults and $3 children. (419) 836-9117.
Oct. 19-27 • Garrison Ghost Walk
Take a spirited stroll with a guide dressed 1812-style and learn about the spookier side of Fort Meigs from a series of ghostly re-enactors. The 45-minute tours are by reservation only, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 at the state memorial, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg. $7 adults, $3 children 6-12 and free children 5 and younger. (419) 874-4121.
Oct. 19-28 • Greenfield Village
Spooky fun is delivered by a cast of mystical creatures donning elaborate costumes that pay tribute to Halloweens past. Those who dare to walk along on the jack-o’-lantern-lit paths throughout the village are met with surprises and colorful characters at every turn.
Dinner, including roast quail, vegetable-stuffed pumpkin and beefsteak pie, for adults at Eagle Tavern is offered for an additional $41-$48. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 19-21 and 26-28. Reservations suggested; $10-$12. (313) 982-6001 or www.thehenryford.org.
Oct. 19, 26-27 • Ghost Tours of the Infirmary
Guides will lead visitors through the Old County Infirmary’s “haunted” history. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 and 1-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green. $5 adults, free children and county historical society members. Reservations required: (419) 352-0967 or visit the Web site www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Oct. 20-28 • Train of Terror/Haunted Engine House
Take this scream train along the haunted track, past the eerie forest to the dark, creepy engine house and see if you survive for the return trip. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and 27-28 at 11600 County Road 99, Findlay. $5. (419) 423-2995 or www.nworrp.org/haunted.
Oct. 26-27 • Ghosts of Providence lantern tours
Meet characters from long ago that dwell in the ghost town of Providence, Ohio. Not recommended for children under 5; reservations required. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at Kimble’s Landing, Providence Metropark, 13827 US 24 West (at State Route 578), Grand Rapids. $5. (419) 407-9700.
Oct. 27 • The Old Road Halloween Train
Something spooky is in store during this holiday excursion. And just because it’s during the day doesn’t mean it won’t be scary. 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Old Road Dinner Train, 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, Mich. (888) 467-2451 or www.murdermysterytrain.com.
Through Oct. 27 • Scarewood Forest
Children of all ages welcome at this family-oriented (but scary) site. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 at 6633 Dorr St. $4. For information, call (419) 262-1254 or visit the Web site www.scarewoodforest.com.
Through Oct. 27 • Carn-Evil of Fear
After traveling by haunted wagon, fear-seekers will be abandoned to wander 40 acres of terror and horror. Carnival games, face painting and more will be available, too. 8-11 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 in the back lot of 23984 Gibraltar Road, Flat Rock, Mich. $10 adults and $6 for children younger than 12 (not recommended for small children). (734) 782-0563.
Through Oct. 27 • Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
This site offers more than a haunted house; there also are the XD 3-D “motion theater ($6), which boasts up to 2 g’s of acceleration and 100 movements per second, and roller skating arena now that’s scary! Those looking for the real scary deal, though, need look no further than the manor itself, voted one of the 10 best “dark” walk-through attractions by members of Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts ($10 adults, $6 children 9 and younger, but recommended for those 10 and older). 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-20, 26-27 and 7-10 p.m. Oct. 21, 25, 28 at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky. (419) 626-4467 or www.ghostlymanor.com.
Through Oct. 27 • Pigman’s Lair Haunted Attraction
This little piggy will have you running wee, wee, wee all the way home. Rumor has it a nearby university kicked a doctor out for unauthorized experiments involving reanimation of corpses; the results caused suspicious townspeople to investigate, leading to a bloodbath.
Other attractions include a 10-acre corn maze incongruously named Piglet’s Lair (a quarter-mile south of I-94 on M-52). 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-20 and 25-27 at the Chelsea Fairgrounds, Old Manchester Road, just north of M-52, Chelsea, Mich. $7-$19. www.pigmanslair.com.
Through Oct. 28 • HalloWeekends
The park is transformed into an eerie haunt full of spooky characters and monsters. Scares from mild to wild are yours for the picking, along with the usual scares from the “Roller Coast’s” rides and thrills. 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19 and 26, noon-midnight Oct. 20 and 27 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Cedar Point. $40 adults, $10 children and seniors; $25 Oct. 19 and 26 (limited ride availability). For information, call (419) 627-2350 or visit the Web site www.cedarpoint.com.
Through Oct. 28 • Leaders Family Farms Fall Festival
This farm annually hosts The Maize and ScreamAcres Haunted Cornfield, as well as tamer amusements: hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn cannons, straw tunnels and more. 6-10 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26, 1-10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 and 1-9 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at Leaders Family Farms, O-064 County Road 16, Napoleon. $6-$10. (419) 599-1570 or www.leadersfamilyfarms.com.
Through Oct. 31 • Chainsaw Creek
The Haunted Prison, Butcher Shop and Black Hole, each complete with Hollywood-type props, killer animations and monster sound systems, aim to rip through your defenses and tickle your scare spot. 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-31 on the Sylvania Avenue side of Westfield Franklin Park. $8-$15. (419) 343-7478 or visit the Web site at www.chain sawcreek.com.
Through Oct. 31 • Terrortown
This new walk-through provides guests with three fright-fests: the Asylum, with more than 20 rooms and a 50-foot black hole; the Slaughterhouse, where gallons of blood are spilled every night; and the Freak-A-Torium, filled with oddities collected from around the globe. A “lights-on” trick-or-treat will be held for kids 3-5 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29. 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-20 and 26-27; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28; and 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 31 at Lucas County Fairgrounds, 2901 Key St., Maumee. $10-$16 adults and $7-$11 kids younger than 10. www.terrortown.net.
Through Oct. 31 • Brocks Haunted Greenhouse
This attraction aims to prove that the color of fear is … green. More than 15 rooms and halls are filled with chills. 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 and after 8 p.m. Oct. 28-31 at 2925 Smith Road, Lambertville, Mich. $7 adults, $5 students and $4 children 12 and younger. (734) 856-3313.
Through Oct. 31 • The Haunting
Forty rooms of doom, including the “13th Floor” and 3-Dementia, ghost tours, a maze and an illusion show.
7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 and 7-10 p.m. Oct. 21, 24-25 and 28-31 at the Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, on Addison off Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Mich. $13-$20. (517) 264-1941 or www.myhaunting.com.
Through Oct. 31 • Nightmare Within
This fright-site features a completely new location and attraction with more than 5,000 square feet. Features include an execution, tyrannosaurs rex and pet "Spot," plus two mazes. 7:30 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 and 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 at 345 W. Adams St., Tiffin. $9 adults and $9 children younger than 10. (419) 448-7108 or www.nightmarewithin.net.
Through Oct. 31 • Wiard’s Night Terrors
In a charming advertising promise, this orchard “puts terror in your face” with six attractions: Ultimate Barn, Mined Shaft, Labyrinth, Alien Caged Clowns, Asylum and Hayrides of the Lost. 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-21, 26-28 and 30-31 at Wiard’s Orchards, 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, Mich. $14-$35. (734) 482-7744 or www.nightterrors.biz.
Through Nov. 3 • Nautical Nightmare
The St. Claire got the nickname “The Ghost Ship” after vanishing on Oct. 31, 1991, during a Halloween cruise to Bob-Lo Island. The ship arrived in Toledo after drifting out of a hovering green cloud formation in the center of Lake Erie. Test your belief of this incredible story by investigating for yourself. 7-11 p.m. (until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) through Nov. 3 aboard the Steamer Ste. Claire at the Docks at International Park. $10. (419) 508-2618 or www.nauticalnightmare.com.
Through Nov. 3 • Terror at Westwood/School of Horrors
An old schoolhouse, abandoned overnight. Doors locked, despite the fact that there were people still inside. Strange sightings and sounds are heard throughout the entire building as though the children locked inside many years ago are still trying to get out any way they can. 8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 19-20 and 25-27 and Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Mermill and Liberty Hill roads, south of Bowling Green and two miles west of Rudolph. $12. www.terroratthewestwood.com.
Through Nov. 4 • Haunted Halloween train rides
That eerie sound in the distance is the whistle of … the Haunted Halloween train. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 and Nov. 2; 1, 2:30, 4, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 and Nov. 3; and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 4 at 49 N. Sixth St., Waterville. $9 adults, $8 seniors and $5.50 children; discounts for those in costumes. (419) 878-2177, (866) 638-7246 or www.tlew.org.
— Compiled by Whitney Meschke