Milwaukee County Parks
Press Release

Halloween Haunts: A Trek into The Enchanted Forest, Oct. 13-15

Designed especially for families with children age 4-10

By - Sep 8th, 2016 11:13 am

Milwaukee, WI (Sept. 8, 2016) – Tickets to the annual Halloween Haunts—a humorous, educational and slightly spooky trek along a jack-o-lantern-lit trail—will go on sale to the general public Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. at Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave. in Whitnall Park.

Designed especially for families with children age 4-10, Halloween Haunts runs Thursday, Oct. 13 through Saturday, Oct. 15. Families purchase tickets for a specific time slot to follow the Night Travelers, or guides, into the Enchanted Forest. The event has sold out the past three years.

“Purchase your tickets early or you don’t stand a ghost of a chance!” said Bev Bryant, Wehr Nature Center Naturalist and coordinator of Halloween Haunts. “The trip through the Enchanted Forest is just spooky enough to keep the kids enthralled—it is not designed to give anyone a nightmare! In fact, most folks leave with smiles on their faces and a new appreciation for nature’s misunderstood creatures.”

Along the tour, families will meet creepy characters, such as the wise-cracking Mr. Bones, Mutant Frog, and The Decomposers, who will talk about the connection between humans and nature’s misunderstood Halloween creatures.

Departure times for the 45-minute hike are scheduled every seven minutes, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Indoor activities include fortune telling, face painting, crafts, and games.

One adult must accompany every five children. The ticket purchase limit is 16 per person.

Ticket prices are $10 for non-Milwaukee County Residents, and $7 for Milwaukee County Residents and members of Friends of Wehr. Parking is free.

Volunteer opportunities for character actors, decorating, and pumpkin-carving are available. Character auditions will be by appointment only, through Sept. 30.

To arrange for an audition or for other details, call (414) 425-8550 or visit countyparks.com

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