Boyne area Halloween fun

There are lots of fun and spooky things to do leading up to Halloween on Monday Oct. 31.

Boys and ghouls of all ages can help the Boyne City High School Blaze Robotics Team while having a scary good time at the annual Zombie Mountain Attack 5k fun run at 1 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 30 at Avalanche Mountain in Boyne City.

Local zombies will be scattered along the 5K course to hinder and scare the dickens out of the runners.

Runners and walkers may come in costumes. And, families are welcome.

You can join the fun as a fun run participant or one of the zombies.

Pizza, apples and water are included in the $10 runner registration fee.

For more info, call Boyne City High School at (231) 439-8100.

If you’re looking for something a little scarier, try “The Nightmare” at Challenge Mountain.

This local favorite is a haunted house experience, open from 7-10 p.m. on Friday Oct. 28 and Saturday Oct. 29.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, or three children for $10.

This event offers a bone-chilling experience for those who like a good fright combined with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

The Nightmare is your one-stop Halloween event with something for everyone.

Beware, don’t use your GPS to get you to Challenge Mountain at 2205 Springbrook Road, Boyne Falls.

Visit for directions and details or call 582-1186.

Then, on Halloween, join your fellow monsters for the annual Boyne City costume parade and haunted house before going trick-or-treating.

Area residents are invited to start Halloween night with downtown Boyne City’s annual costume parade.

Everyone is welcome to join the fun—young, old or 4-legged.

Bring a chair if you prefer to watch all the great costumes.

Line-up begins in front of CindiFranco’s, at 309 South Lake St. at 4:30 p.m., and the parade begins at 4:45.

It will wind around downtown, ending at the entrance to the Boyne City Fire Department’s Haunted House at the Library Red Barn.

The Library Community Room will be open for trick-or-treating until 8 p.m.

And, just one block down, the First Presbyterian Church will feature their famous Trunk-or-Treat.

The city’s official trick-or-treating hours are 5 to 8 p.m.