On October 17 and 18 the Grand Traverse Lighthouse, located within the Leelanau State Park, will host its 6th Annual Haunted Lighthouse. Hours on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. One can tour the decorated, spooky keepers dwelling and/or venture through the scary basement. Some new additions to this year’s event include: an outdoor straw maze, pirate ship with canons, lighted outdoor Halloween decorations, and all those attending in costume will receive a special prize.
NEW this year is the Halloween Tent with a variety of younger children’s activities including coloring pages, penny toss, rubber duck race, tattoo table, pumpkin bowling and other fun outdoor games and activities. Also, bring in your carved pumpkin for display for the weekend and you could win a prize. Every person who attends will vote on the pumpkins. There are two categories for both children and adults
Don’t forget to bring your “trick or treat” bags. This is fun for the whole family; cost is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 children (6-18) and 5 and under are free. State Park Motor Vehicle Permit is also required.
Also, new this year are guided tours Friday and Saturday evening, Oct. 16 and 17. There are two tour times available at 7 pm and 7:30 pm. Each tour last about an hour. Cider and cookies will follow. Reservations are required and there is a special tour price of $5 per person.
For more information on either of these events, please call Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum at 231-386-7195.