Here are some of Michigan state parks’ events for October that do not require visitors to be registered campers. However, please note that the Recreation Passport is required for all vehicles to gain entry to any of the Michigan state parks and recreation areas.

Haunted Lighthouse Weekend at Tawas Point State Park (East Tawas), Oct. 8-9, 2021:

This year’s Haunted Lighthouse Weekend includes:
Hayrides
Numerous games for kids
Mini golf
Cornhusk doll-making
Skee ball
Plinko
Pumpkin painting
shopping at the historic lighthouse’s museum store

Mother Nature’s Halloween Trail at Bay City State Park (Bay City), Oct. 9, 2021:

Dress up in your best Halloween costume and enjoy a hike along the pumpkin-lit trail, where volunteers dressed in Halloween animals costumes are ready to greet and join you. There would be a variety of activities, treats, and presentations.

Harvest Festival at Higgins Lake Nursery and CCC Museum (Roscommon), Oct. 23:
Explore the historic buildings and collect candies at each stop. Get to carve and design a pumpkin, hike and show off your costume. Kids under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. There is a need to RSVP for the pumpkin carving using this link.

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