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Team outings are a great way to boost employee morale and promote a positive work environment. Especially now, as more companies have employees working remotely, team outings can help remote teams get to know each other better. From an interactive night walk to enjoying a local cider mill, below are a few fun team outing ideas for Fall in Metro Detroit:

1. Explore The Haunted Forest at Glenlore Trails

glenlore trailsAt the Multi Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township, the forest has been transformed into a multi sensory light experience. Each season brings something new, and in October, things are getting spooky with Glenlore’s latest attraction: The Haunted Forest: FATE. With intriguing sensory activations, interactive elements and illuminating lighting throughout the trail, this one-mile immersive night walk is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween.  You may even find live performances along the trail! Glenlore Trails also offers refreshments, snacks, and fun light-up merchandise at their concession stands.  Glenlore Trails is open every Thursday-Sunday for the entire month of October. Reserve your tickets at or email to inquire about group rates.

2. Get Spooked at a Live Haunted Theatre Attraction

ghosts on the balcony

Halloween is right around the corner, which means it’s time to get spooky — if your group is daring enough … a group outing to a live haunted theatre is a thrilling option. The Birmingham 8, owned by Emagine Entertainment, has taken a time warp back to the Victorian era to become a haunted theatre attraction for the month of October. The attraction features 11 different ‘chilling areas’ of the theatre, including several spaces in the building never seen before by the public. Each area is uniquely themed and staffed by professional actors looking to shock and scare! There is also a toned down family-friendly option with face painting, crafts, balloon animals, live performers and more offered on the weekends from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. You reserve your tickets at the Emagine website or contact Emagine directly to inquire about group rates.

3. Enjoy your Favorite Fall Treats at Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

Nothing screams Fall in Michigan like planning a visit to a local apple orchard and cider mill! Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill is located in Armada, MI and offers tons of activities for a full day of fun for your group.  Enjoy cider and donuts, wagon rides through the orchard, U-Pick apples, a beer and wine tasting room, haunted attractions, and so much more. Blake’s offers a few different options for groups including reserved seating areas and group party packages. Visit their website to start planning your visit!

4. Experience an Escape Room

Beat the clock in a thrilling escape room. Your team will work together to find clues, and solve riddles. The Escape Room in Novi offers team building adventures specifically designed to analyze team trends, determine individual strengths and weaknesses, and most importantly, ensure buy-in and full involvement from every member of your team! Book your tickets at

5. Host a Movie Night

Does your team prefer to sit back and relax? Consider renting out a movie theatre and hosting a fun and relaxing movie night for your team. As part of the evening, plan some icebreaker or team-building activities. Or entertain your team with an epic meeting video presentation before the show. Emagine offers theatre rentals along with group concession packages in their state-of-the art auditoriums with luxury reclining seating. Plan your private screening at one of Emagine’s many locations across Metro Detroit.