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Glenlore Trails Haunted Forest 2023: Ultimate Guide to Commerce Township Enchanted Light Show

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Glenlore Trails 
3860 Newton Road Commerce Twp MI

If you’re on the hunt for some fall fun to have in Metro Detroit this weekend, look no further than Glenlore Trails in Oakland County.

At the Multi Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township, the forest is transformed into a multi sensory light experience that spans over a mile. Each season brings something new to see and do in this MIchigan forest, and in October, things are getting spooky. 

With intriguing sensory elements and illuminating lighting projection bathing the area in a unique forest light, this one-hour, one-mile immersive walk through Glenlore Trails, Commerce Township is a great way to get into the spirit of the Halloween season…and Christmas, too! 

Open Thurdays through Sundays with a designated time slot for each ticket holder, a Glenlore Trails ticket is  the hottest ticket in southeast Michigan during Halloween. It’s the perfect fall activity for  date night, family-friendly fun or simply to take in the fresh, fall evening air.   

Read on to learn more about Glenlore Trails in Oakland County. 

When: Thursdays through Sundays during the month of October; 7:30 – 10 p.m. 
Events: Haunted Forest runs through the month of October; Aurora, the holiday-themed winter walk starts November 26, 2022 and Pulse is open during the summer months. 
Cost: Ticket prices vary from $15 – $25; season passes are also available; Purchase Tickets HERE

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What is Glenlore Trails?

Glenlore Trails aims to change the expectations for seasonal entertainment options by breaking away from the traditional light show.

When attending an event at Glenlore Trails, visitors can expect to be fully immersed in interactive displays of lights and sounds as they wind through the forest. Escaping for an hour into the dazzling displays at Glenlore is a favorite activity for people in Metro Detroit and every year it becomes easier to see why.

The attraction at Glenlore Trails changes seasonally, with three recurring events each year. In the summer, PULSE is active and themed around music and in winter, Aurora is a winter wonderland and gorgeous holiday destination.

In fall, their newest event, The Haunted Forest brings in a massive crowd (and haunted house fans), looking to get spooked in a haunted attraction unlike any other. You can attend these events and witness the wonder and magic of Glenlore Trails and these unique events during the evenings from Thursday to Sunday. 

Whether you’re attending for music, enchantment, or thrill, the illuminated forest events at Glenlore Trails are suitable for all ages, with attractions being popular among families with young children, especially in the early evening, and louder crowds later at night.

This makes it perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family outing, date night, or bonding with friends.

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The Haunted Forest

Cider mills and corn mazes are iconic fall activities, but at Glenlore Trails The Haunted Forest looks to change your perception of Halloween fun. When the leaves turn color and begin to fall, the forest at Glenlore Trails is transformed into haunted halloween hoopla.

Among traditional haunted houses, the Haunted Forest stands out as a unique take on the attraction by offering interactive opportunities with light and sound not offered at other locations. 

The Haunted Halloween sensory light experience at Glenlore Trails is something you simply can’t miss if you’re into the spirit of Halloween, but prefer to skip the particularly extreme haunts.

This is a family friendly Halloween event that will leave you feeling festive and excited for Halloween. This year, visitors can explore the wonders of time with the theme FATE, there’s only one question left to ask: will fortune favor you?

Aurora at Glenlore Trails
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As the snow falls and coats the ground across the state, Glenlore Trails in Commerce Township MI commits to a winter wonderland theme.

At Glenlore Trails Aurora embodies the spirit of the season with interactive light displays that put the magic of the holidays in your hands. One of the best date night ideas during the holiday season, Aurora offers a magical and romantic atmosphere that any couple is sure to enjoy together. 

Families with small children also love Aurora for all the interactivity available. Instead of the traditional light show where visitors are encouraged to look and not touch, Aurora invites guests to engage directly with their displays, which is perfect for energetic kids looking for a way to make their experience unique to them. 

Pulse at Glenlore trails
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When the weather gets warm and the summer sun shines brightly all day, there’s no better way to spend the cool nights than vibing to music and taking a stroll through Glenlore Trails.

This Michigan forest is transformed using lights, but it’s the music that makes PULSE a next-level summer activity. Hear the drums in the distance past the trees and follow the trail through the illuminated forest to discover a world of wonder. 

Glenlore Trails Things to Know

You’ll find a complete set of rules for Glenlore Trails on the website when you purchase your tickets. Here are some important points to remember: 

  • Only service dogs are allowed on the trails
  • The trail is not paved but the dirt is compacted, so it is both wheelchair and stroller-friendly
  • Glenlore Trails operates rain or shine, so there are no refunds given due to inclement weather. 

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Bella DiMascio is a Content Editor with She grew up in the Detroit suburb of Westland and later attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in English: Writing. Creative writing has been a hobby and interest of Bella’s since she was in elementary school and she is thrilled to be using her talents to highlight the Great Lakes State. Outside of writing, Bella enjoys getting outside with her two Australian Shepherds, playing video games, and binging shows on Netflix.