Halloween Hoot at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
For family-friendly Halloween entertainment, check out this fun trail tour Oct. 19-21, 2012 at this popular outdoor nature destination in Rochester
If you're looking for a not-so-scary October event for you and your kids, take a trip to the Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve for its annual Halloween Hoot trail walk, Oct. 19-21, 2012.
Perfect for families, birthday parties and small groups, the Dinosaur Hill Halloween Hoot is a local community tradition. It's a harmlessly spooky event that takes groups on a trail tour through the preserve, with fun things to see along the way. While on the trail, you and the kids will encounter storytellers and puppet shows.
Along the 45-minute candle-lit tour, you'll stop to view short skits written and performed by local middle and high school drama clubs. You'll also notice carved jack-o'-lanterns scattered throughout the trail. Local elementary students carved all of these pumpkin faces you'll see along the path.
Plus, members of the Rochester Junior Woman's Club are cider and doughnuts after the tour. And, to top it all off, a bonfire will be roaring to keep you and the kids warm before and after your journey on the trail.
Friday and Saturday tours start at 6:20 p.m., with groups of 25 leaving every 10 minutes after. The last tour departs at 8:30 p.m. The fun on Sunday starts at 6 p.m., and the last group leaves at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets for this event are $7 per person. Advance purchase is recommended.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2012 Halloween Hoot at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester.