BURTON — Burton’s Haunted Forest is in high gear for some ghoulish scares this Halloween season.
The forest has been operating for 12 years. It was first started as a fundraiser for Post 4, which is a group of Boy Scouts of America with disabilities, by now owner David Tennant’s grandmother.
The forest is operated by the Tennant family of Burton and still provides funding for Post 4.
The forest has been voted Best in Genesee County and although not heavily advertised, Tennant said the forest could be nominated for the accolade once again.
The forest has an army of 40-50 dedicated volunteers, where as most haunted attractions rely on animatronic scares, Burton’s haunted forest uses actors for killer clowns, blood thirsty zombies, psychotic chainsaw-wielding nightmares and a host of other phobias — inducing monsters and frights.
Burton Forest is on the corner of Center and Bristol roads in Burton. There are 10-acres of wood chipped trails that are well lit and there are also plenty of emergency exits for people that choose to exit early.
There is lighted parking courtesy of Genesys PHO. Tennant said the haunted forest promises to be one of the top entertaining haunts in the area.
Burton’s Haunted Forest will be operating from Oct. 26-31 with performances beginning at dusk.
Details: Visit www.facebook/ burtonhauntedforest.