This haven for lutins, werewolves and other bad-tempered creatures, the fort provides a fun, fall atmosphere for the entire family with it’s fair-share of scary experiences and historical background.
Visitors can explore the wooden palisade of the fort at twilight and as the sun sets, the lore and legends of Native Americans, French Canadians and the British come to life.
But listen to the warnings of the voyageurs who man the fires, safe from the scarier elements. They tell the tales as the werewolf howls in the distance and caution you on entering the haunted rowhouse. A number of other activities are of the non-terrifying variety and suitable for children of all ages. Music, treats and goody bags sponsored by PNC Bank are available.
On Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm(last admission 8:30pm), the fort and fur trading village in Mackinaw City is taken over with the spooky specters from the of the past.
Be sure to dress appropriately for weather. For more information, call 231-436-4100 or visit Mackinac Parks.com/colonial-michilimackinac
What: Fort Fright
Where: Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City
When: October 5 – 6, 6:30pm to 9:30pm (last admission 8:30pm)
How Much: Prices: Family $18, adult $6, Youth (5-17) $3, free for children 4 and under and Mackinac Associates friend level and above.