Halloween Camping Weekend

Pack your best Halloween decorations and costumes for the Halloween Camping Weekend, Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 24 at Stony Creek Metropark, near Rochester/Washington Township.

The park offers a rustic camping weekend with a Halloween twist, including pumpkin carving and a party for kids.  Campers can vote for their favorite themed campsite, too.
The campground will be located in a grass field adjacent to the Baypoint Beach parking lot, a short walking distance to Baypoint Beach.  A community bonfire will be lit each night, and pumpkins will be for sale to decorate. “Naturally it’s Halloween,” a kids’ Halloween party, will be held Saturday from noon to 2 pm at the Nature Center.  Campers can wear their favorite costume for an afternoon of games and crafts, plus learn about and see some of the holiday’s spookiest live owls and slithery snakes.
Rustic campsites can be reserved for a $40 weekend fee, which includes entry into the park along with admission to the Halloween party at the Nature Center. Campers will have 24-hour access to restrooms and water at the beach bathhouse. Tents, campers and motorhomes are allowed.  No hookups (water or electricity) will be available at the campsites.  Raised firepits or grills are allowed; groundfires are not permitted. Check-in time starts at noon on Friday; checkout is by 6 pm Sunday.

Preregistration with a full nonrefundable payment is required.  Stony Creek Metropark is located near Rochester/Washington Township.  For more information, contact Stony Creek Metropark at 1-800-477-7756 or 586-781-4242.

Pick Your Pumpkin Hayrides

Saturday, October 23 from noon – 4 pm, Kensington Farm Center
Take a hayride to and from the farm’s pumpkin patch where you can pick your favorite Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin. Hayride fees are: adults $5, children and seniors $3, children 2 years and younger free. Pumpkins are priced according to size. For more information, please call 248-684-8632 or 1-800-477-3178.

Little Kids Halloween Party

Saturday, October 23 at 1 pm, Indian Springs Nature Center

It’s a Halloween bash for children in the third grade and younger. Dress up in a costume and join us for Halloween crafts, activities and goodies. Fee: $5 per child in advance/ $7 at the door. For more information or to register in advance, call the Nature Center at 248-625-7280.

Event Fee: $5 per child in advance/$7 at the door
Contact: 248-625-7280

Naturally It’s Howl’ Oween

Saturday, October 23 from noon – 2 pm, Stony Creek Nature Center
Wear a costume and enjoy an afternoon of games and crafts, and learn about and see some of Halloween’s spookiest live owls and slithery snakes. Fee: $5 per child, $3 per adult.  Preregistration and prepayment required. For more information or to register, call 586-781-9113 or 1-800-477-7756.

Event Fee: $5 per child/$3 per adult
Contact: 586-781-9113

Trick-or-Treat at the Farm

Saturday, October 23 from 6 pm – 9 pm, Wolcott Mill Farm Center

Dress in your favorite Halloween costume to trick-or-treat at the farm. Make a craft, and then visit with the animals at each of the farm buildings and wander through the slightly haunted “Boo Barn” to collect treats. Search for more treats hidden in a pile of straw. After collecting your treats, watch a Halloween movie with cider and donuts. Fee: $5 per child. For more information call 586-752-5932.

Event Fee: $5 per child
Contact: 586-752-5932

Kids’ Kandy-n-Krafts

Preregistration Required

Saturday, October 23 at 6 pm, Oakwoods Nature Center

Crafts, games, candy and a ton of fun will be the theme for this night. Take part in a cupcake walk, make Halloween-themed crafts, play Halloween-themed games, have your face painted, and get some candy. Fee: $5 per person. Preregistration required. For more information or to register, call Oakwoods Nature Center at 734-782-3956 or 1-800-477-3182.

Event Fee: $5 per person
Contact: 734-782-3956

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