Pumpkin Spice Up Your Fall in Livingston County

Curl up with a hot cup of joe, and fish your favorite pair of fuzzy socks out of the back of your dresser, because fall is here! Pumpkin spice is in the air, and it is making us all want to get out and enjoy all of our favorite fall activities. Need some ideas? Try some of these local favorites to get into the autumn spirit! 

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Destinations
Brighton, Howell, Pinckney, Hartland
1 Pumpkin Spice Latte 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

You’re going to need energy to get through your fall, fun-packed day! Start your morning off right with a hot pumpkin spice latte from Uptown Coffeehouse in downtown Howell.

Check out their newly remodeled building and enjoy the relaxed, cozy atmosphere.

2 Fall Colors 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Breathe in the crisp autumn air at Kensington Metropark. Take a walk or bike through the trails to take in the lovely fall colors as the season changes.

The colorful sites and fresh air will leave you feeling refreshed and at peace.

A biker riding down a fall trail
3 Apple Orchard 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nothing will put you in the fall spirit like an apple cider slush. Sip on this refreshing fall beverage while exploring the 11 different varieties of  crisp apples at the family-run Markillie Orchard in Howell.

Visit the Markillie Orchard website for fall recipe ideas to create with your hand picked apples!

4 Pumpkin Patch 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Find the perfect canvas for this year’s jack-o’-lantern at the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch at Erwin Orchards. The pumpkin patch opens in late September and stays open until October 31st.

After finding the perfect pumpkin, test your navigation skills at the corn maze. For an extra challenge, find five of the photos printed on your admission ticket!

table with pumpkin and gourds.
5 Wine Tasting 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

A long day of apple picking should be rewarded with an ice cold hard cider. Come to Spicer’s Winery to sample all of their delicious wines and hard ciders. A favorite to try is the Honey White wine, made with honey from local beekeepers, it’s a sweet white that everyone enjoys.

Be sure to check out their farmer’s market for hot pumpkin cinnamon doughnuts and other fall treats.

6 Haunted House 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

End your perfect autumn day at the Terrorfied Forrest in Pinckney! Follow along the outdoor haunted trail if you dare! Look out for spooky creatures awaiting you in the woods.

Be swept with spine chilling, hair raising fear as you travel through the Terrorfied Forest!

Kids posing at Terrorfied Forrest
7 Ghost Tour 11:59 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

The Historic Howell Theater is known as one of the most haunted locations in Southeast Michigan with unexplainable activity happening frequently within the walls of the cinema. The experience of a hunt that is never the same twice leads countless guests to return each year to investigate potential paranormal activity. The hunts are a fundraiser for the continued restoration and operation of this golden age of cinema movie house.

As part of the two-hour hunt, guests will have the opportunity to interact in various ‘experiments’ to encourage interaction with the spirit world. (The Portal Paranormal Society) PPS uses some of the latest technology as well as some older techniques to capture any interactions and unexplained energy.

All are welcome to attend, but parents are advised to use their discretion on age of children in attendance. While the hunts themselves are rated “G” no one can know or control what any spirits may say through the equipment. This is an indoor, walkable event and attendees who have investigative equipment are welcome to bring and use it as long as it doesn’t interfere with the hunt.

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Uptown Coffeehouse

Uptown Coffeehouse, 102, East Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843, USA

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Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Pkwy, Milford, MI, USA

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Markillie Orchard

Markillie Orchard 5200 North Latson Howell, MI 48855

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Erwin Orchards

Erwin Orchards, 61475 Silver Lake Rd, South Lyon, Michigan 48178, USA

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Spicer Orchards Farm Market

10411 Clyde Rd Fenton, MI 48430

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Terrorfied Forrest

145 Swarthout Road, Pinckney, MI, USA

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Howell Opera House

Howell Opera House, 123 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843 USA

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