Roswell’s annual Halloween fun back for 2012

October 16, 2012 by  

As fall gets ever closer and the leaves on the trees start turning into golds, reds, and browns, family thoughts naturally turn to Halloween. For many, the tradition that has become the Halloween Hikes is also much thought about. Happily, the event returns for 2012.

The annual family fun-time favorite, which has now been running for nearly 30 years, takes place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, with all funds raised going to the center.

Across four nights, visitors can experience the weird mysteries that lurk in the darkness of the forested trails. Trekking over a half-mile route, the guided hike weaves through a lit path, where costumed woodland critters come out and delight the crowds.

Unlike many other Halloween events, for which print shops are already gearing up, the focus with the hike is one of fun, rather than fear. To make the experience even more fun, kids are urged to dress up in costumes, and have their photos taken with the characters of the woods. With many other fun activities in which to take part too, it promises to be great for local little ones.

At the end of the trek, there is a large bonfire around which to party, with live music, refreshments, crafts, and games. Halloween-themed face painting will be going on too, while live animal presentations will no doubt create a memorable night.

The event runs this weekend, October 19 – 20, and next weekend, October 26 – 27, with the first trails starting at 7:00 pm.