Mid Michigan College’s Harrison Campus offers nearly 20 miles of trails for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts to enjoy. The trail system is open to the public, and is also used for organized athletic events throughout the year. But, in October, the trails offer community members and guests from all over Michigan something very different—because on six evenings, Mid’s trails become haunted!
The Deadwood Grove Haunted Forest is designed and staffed by students who are members of Mid’s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year college students.
“This year the students also decided to host a manic movie haunted drive-in on Mid’s Mt. Pleasant Campus,” explained Tammy Alvaro, Director of Student Advancement and PTK Advisor at Mid. “We’re excited to offer this new feature to our guests and expand Deadwood Grove to both of the College’s main campuses.”
The Deadwood Grove Haunted Forest will be open 7pm-10pm on the last three Fridays and Saturdays in October—October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31. Tickets are available at the event and cost $5 for those 12 and under, and $10 adults.
The Manic Movie Haunted Drive-in is scheduled for Saturday, October 10 featuring Anabelle Comes Home starting at dusk. Admission is $20 per carload at the event, and popcorn and concessions will be available for purchase.
“These events will require social distancing, and face coverings are required inside college facilities. We’re excited to have a fun event on campus, but are following health guidelines to maintain a safe, healthy environment for those in attendance,” explained Alvaro.
Both of these events raise funds for service learning projects and leadership development experiences for Mid's Phi Theta Kappa students.
“Deadwood Grove is a spooky event orchestrated by more than 40 student volunteers who help to make the haunted trail and haunted drive-in a safe, fun night,” noted Alvaro.“It's great to see community members come out and enjoy something that we plan for several months in advance, and we hope this year is more fun than ever.”