Looking for some “spooktacular” fun in October? Look no further than DuPage forest preserves!
From haunted hikes and wagon rides to pumpkin stories and rhymes for little ones, we’ve got a thrilling lineup of Halloween happenings this year, so register soon!
Mayslake Hall Moonlight Mansion Tour
After the sun sets, enjoy a guided tour of the mansion and hear urban legends, tales of hauntings and stories of mischief while learning about the building’s architecture, history and ownership. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $15 per person. Register online or at 630-206-9566.
|Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26||7 – 8:30 p.m.||Mayslake|
Haunted Tractor-Drawn Wagon Ride
Enjoy a spooky atmosphere while taking a tractor-drawn wagon ride through the preserve at night. Rides leave at 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.
|Oct. 22 & 29||5:30 – 8 p.m.||St. James Farm|
Lantern-Lit Haunted Hike
Take a self-guided lantern-lit hike along the trails of St. James Farm starting with a ghost story and ending with a haunted conversation around the fire. Hikes leave every 15 minutes.
Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person. Register online or at 630-933-7248.
|Oct. 23 & 24||7 – 10 p.m.||St. James Farm|
Pumpkin Night Hike for Families
Use pumpkins and lanterns to light your way on a self- guided night hike through Fullersburg Woods. There will be a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt for kids to complete and a treat at the end! Hikes leave every 15 minutes. All ages; under 18 with an adult. $10 per person ages 3 and up; under 3 free. Register online or at 630-933-7248.
|Oct. 23 & 24||5:30 – 8:30 p.m.||Fullersburg Woods|
Haunted Wildlife Scavenger Hunt
Join a not-so-scary outdoor scavenger hunt that will look for clues and solve wildlife mysteries about bats, owls, raccoons and other animals that awaken in the night. Then, enjoy a bonfire and s’mores as we talk about our spooky findings! All ages. $5 per person. Register online or at 630-942-6200.
|Oct. 30||4 – 5:30 p.m.||Willowbrook|