Have some spooky fun with the Forest Preserve District of Will County in October. Two programs feature a Halloween theme: “Fun Frights by Firelight” on Oct. 13 in Naperville and “Trick or Treat in the Woods” on Oct. 14 in Beecher.
BEECHER – “Nature Play Days,” 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road. Each program features a new nature theme as well as group and free-play activities. The program is designed for ages 3-5, but younger children are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Registration is not required for this free program.
NAPERVILLE – “Fun Frights by Firelight,” 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Riverview Farmstead Preserve, located on Book Road, south of Hassert Boulevard. Dress in a Halloween costume and mask (if you like) and meet by the picnic shelter. The program will feature stories, games and a walk along a paved path and dirt road to get to the farm buildings and a spooky barn. If the weather does not cooperate, festivities will be indoors at the on-site limestone house. The free program is for all ages. Register online at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-886-1467.
BEECHER – “Trick or Treat in the Woods,” 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road. Come dressed in a costume and hike at night along a glowing trail. Keep an eye out for hidden treats, but beware of tricks! Listen to a spooky story atop a hill, and then end the night with a crackling fire to roast hot dogs and s’mores. The hike will be less than a mile. The free program is for all ages. Register by Thursday, Oct. 12, at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 708-946-2216.
Forest Preserve District of Will County Press Release