Explore the Interactive Light Show at Glenlore Trails

interactive forest lights

A half-mile hiking trail in Oakland County has been transformed into Glenlore Trails, an interactive light show.

Along the wooded trail located within the Multi Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township, this sensory experience is designed for people of all ages to enjoy.

The experience is a blend of programmed and interactive light that includes 10 light installations, projections, and display technology.

The magical place was designed by Bluewater Technologies Group, Inc. of Southfield, a woman-owned company that produces live events and AV experiences for strong brands.

Bluewater designed the experience to be outdoors with no-touch interactions. The Glenlore Trails path is 8-10 feet wide and has 6′ increments marked at check-in lines.

Themed Entertainment (Glenlore Trails) was a concept that we had thought about a number of years prior, but never saw materialize. On a normal year, most of our equipment stays out supporting large corporate events, auto shows, trade shows, and brand activations. With the global pandemic ongoing we found we had a warehouse full of equipment with nowhere to go so it seemed like a perfect time to try this, so long as we felt we could maintain a very safe environment

Scott Schoeneberger, Managing Partner of Bluewater Technologies

The creators at Bluewater are also behind the the immersive and illuminating experiences at IllumiZoo at the John Ball Park Zoo in Grand Rapids as well as the Taylor Winterfest Blizzard of OZ that starts on November 19th.

The original Glenlore Trails experience went on from mid-July 2020 until October 4th, 2020. It has now been revamped for the season and it’s theme is, The Haunted Forest.

Glenlore Trails: The Haunted Forest includes new installations and scenic elements within the Putrid Pumpkin Patch, Phantom Forest, and Castle Ruin. It takes an average of 30 – 45 minutes to walk through depending on how often you stop, how fast you walk, and how many photo ops you take advantage of.

It has been running since Saturday, October 10, 2020 and will continue through Sunday, November 15, 2020.

pumpkin art installation

We have a number of new concepts in the works! We’re very excited for the holiday-themed experiences that we will be setting up.

Scott Schoeneberger, Managing Partner of Bluewater Technologies

Starting in December, the creatures of Glenlore Trails return with another seasonal extension: Aurora! With new segments of trail, explore over a dozen installations, and new interactive content in this wintry holiday experience!

Tickets to Glenlore Trails can be purchased through their Eventbrite page. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for 3-12 year-olds, and free for children under 3 years old. When purchasing tickets, you must choose a date and a specific hour-long time frame to attend to ensure the number of people in attendance can follow social distancing protocols.

Masks are required while on the trail, and guests will be asked to maintain six feet of distance to other guests and workers. For more information on Glenlore Trails, visit their Facebook and FAQ pages.

thanks for coming sign

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many things to do and events in Oakland County have been canceled, postponed, and some businesses are temporarily closed or have modified operations. Readers should call or check websites to confirm hours, dates, time or locations.

As more parts of the economy and community re-open, stay safe, maintain proper hand hygiene with hand washing or hand sanitizer, practice social distancing, and wear a cloth facial covering when visiting businesses or attending events.

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