GODFREY — Ghosts and ghouls keep Halloween fright traditions alive, but a local environmental conservation organization believes nothing will get this holiday’s admirers more afraid than their own woodland trails.
The Nature Institute, 2213 S. Levis Lane, is introducing a new Halloween event, Evil Forest. After many requests, TNI is offering a different look at their preserve: A haunted one. Guests will take a hike through the spooky trails from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Admission is $10 per person. This event is most suitable for participants 10 and older.
This event is partnered with the sold-out 14th annual Enchanted Forest the evening of Oct. 16. That event will continue to offer a friendly alternative for little ones, but TNI feels it is time to extend that holiday fun for the older kids, too.
Event-goers should expect a good, old-fashioned scaring. Hikes will take place all evening long and no reservations are required.
TNI is still accepting volunteers and will have orientation training days for those interested.