Halloween Happenings

A Blog Story About Nature in Our DuPage Forest Preserves

Halloween Happenings

Posted by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 10/5/21 8:51 AM

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

 

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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

 

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Topics: Insider, Locations, Trails, Recreation, Wildlife, Nature, Willowbrook

Written by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County manages nearly 26,000 acres in 60 forest preserves containing prairies, woodlands and wetlands.