Haunted Michigan: Make Supernatural Plans for a Memorable Halloween
Looking to liven up your Halloween plans this year? If you like your spooky with a side of supernatural, add these destinations to your holiday plans.
- Dine at the Whitney This mansion-turned-restaurant in Detroit’s Midtown features the Ghostbar on its third floor as a nod to the building’s haunted history. Learn more by taking part in a paranormal dinner tour, scheduled for the first and fourth Sunday of every month.
- Tour the old Traverse City State Hospital A popular destination for ghost hunters, the former Northern Michigan Asylum closed in 1989 and was converted into a shopping and dining hotspot called The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Book a twilight tour to learn more about the hospital founder’s theory on patient care, history of the architecture and a trip through the site’s underground steam tunnel. Photo credit: nostinkinhedges305
- Book the Lilac room at the Landmark Inn A tragic love story is at the heart of one of the most compelling haunting rumors at Marquette’s Landmark Inn. Visitors have reported strange occurrences happening in the hotel’s Lilac room, although other ghost stories are also associated with the hotel.
- Get the scoop on haunted Grand Rapids destinations Book tickets for an upcoming Ghosts of Grand Rapids tour, which covers the “dark history” of the Pantlind Hotel, the ghost of Desdemona Sweet at the Women’s City Club and various other locales depending on whether you choose the east or west tour. Photo credit: rachaelvoorhees
- Find spooky Kalamazoo sites Take a Haunted History of Kalamazoo tour, which takes participants to destinations such as Bronson Park and the Radisson Hotel to discover their supernatural past.
- Take a northern Michigan lighthouse tour There’s something about lighthouses that tend to attract supernatural visitors. Plan a day to visit three supposedly haunted lighthouses in the northeastern Lower Peninsula to learn more about their history: Old Presque Isle Lighthouse in Alpena, Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse, also in Alpena, and the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse in Harrisville. Photo credit: NOAA ESRL
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