UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – A pleasant and unthreatening alternative to scare-’em-silly Halloween outings has been planned for Friday and Saturday (Oct. 27-28) by the volunteers and staff of Althouse Arboretum, 1794 Gilbertsville Rd.
Younger children are likely to enjoy the arboretum’s family night hike, scheduled both days from 6-8 p.m. It’s described as the “non-scary family alternative to traditional Halloween activities.” It’s also the facility’s largest event of the year. Tickets, available at the entrance, cost $8 per child and two accompanying adults are free. Costumes are encouraged.
Parking won’t be at the arboretum, but at the nearby Hillside Aquatic Club, 134 W. Moyer Rd. A shuttle bus will transport visitors to and from the event.
This year’s hiking theme is “A Journey Through our Enchanted Woods.” Guests will travel over a candlelit trail, and meet hosts for a fun story. The story is intended for children from pre-kindergarten through age 3, but it’s said to be enjoyable for kids of any age.
Following the hike, families can play games, make crafts, have some food, and roast marshmallows. An outdoor movie will be screened.
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