Words by Celia Christine.
With Halloween right around the corner, western Michigan is brimming with treats (and maybe a few tricks!) for both visitors and residents. With the leaves changing and the breezes growing brisker by the day, western Michigan is the perfect destination for your Halloween adventures! As the autumn marches on and the spookiest time of the year approaches, venture to western Michigan for fun you won’t forget!
For a family-friendly Halloween, visit the Sarett Nature Center in St. Joseph, Michigan for the annual Halloween at Sarett event! On Saturday, October 27th, the nature center will transform into a Halloween enthusiasts dream! Guided by staff members, families can traverse down a lighted trail at the nature center and delight in an abundance of crafts and activities along the way! With snacks provided, as well as a variety of options for children and adults to enjoy, visitors of all ages will enjoy this Halloween extravaganza at Sarett Nature Center!
To find more family-friendly Halloween fun, visit the Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve in Buchanan, Michigan. On Saturday, October 27th, visitors are encouraged to don their Halloween costumes for a night of activities in the gorgeous gardens!
Families should also consider making their way to New Buffalo, Michigan, for an afternoon of merriment at the town’s annual Halloween parade! On October 28th, trick-or-treaters are encouraged to arrive early for the festivities for a pre-parade costume contest! Costume contest winners will receive prizes, and then, trick-or-treaters will have the opportunity to march through New Buffalo in their best costumes! After the costume parade, children are welcome to trick-or-treat through the New Buffalo neighborhoods.
Are you looking for a spookier Halloween event? With a diverse array of haunting activities, Niles Scream Park in Niles, Michigan, is considered one of the top Halloween attractions in the country! Niles Scream Park offers games, concessions, professional entertainers, and a bevy of scary sights and locations to explore! The park is reasonably priced, and with its friendly staff and clean grounds, Niles Scream Park is the perfect destination for those in search of a scream!
Seeking an adults-only night out this Halloween season? Travel to Douglas, Michigan for an evening of tricks and treats at the Kirby, a historic inn located in the heart of town. The Kirby offers a unique Halloween experience for adults; make a reservation onsite for the annual Halloween Dinner! Eat, drink, and be merry during your dinner, and then join in the fun as the dinner crowd migrates to the Adult Halloween Parade in downtown Douglas! The Kirby offers a range of comfortable accommodation options, so book your room, make your dinner reservations, and indulge in a night of fun in Douglas, Michigan!
With so many Halloween events to enjoy, put Western Michigan at the top of your list this autumn as the nights grow longer and the season of ghosts and ghouls approaches! Pack your costume and prepare for a Halloween you won’t forget this year in western Michigan!
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