Nighttime Trail Fest (For Kids!)

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Friday October 28

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

We're sorry; this program is SOLD OUT. Please contact Let us know the number of tickets that you need. We'll contact you only if space becomes available.

Preregistration required. Suitable for children 12 and below, accompanied by an adult caregiver. 

Spiders, bats, and bones, oh my! Don your costumes for this non-spooky woodland Halloween adventure. This program will feature crafts, games, and sweet treats that are sure to gain your little one’s stamp of approval. RAPTOR Inc. will also be on-site, featuring several of their majestic birds of prey.

Additional food will be available for purchase. Jill's Mobile Kitchen food truck will be joining us and serving up delicious pizzas, smoked sausages, hot dogs, and slider sandwiches. 

Registered individuals will check in outside of Krippendorf Lodge at our Rowe Woods location (4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, OH 45150).

Members $8; nonmembers $8 (includes daily admission)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will it be dark during this program?

  • Yes! The sun sets around 6:30 at this time of year. We will do our best to illuminate the trails to create a “not scary” vibe, but participants are encouraged to bring flashlights or headlamps to light the way. Just keep them out of your friend’s eyes, please!

What ages is the event appropriate for?

  • This event is geared towards younger children and their adult caregivers. While your older children are welcome to come, please note that it is best-suited for younger children.   

Is the trail difficult?

  • No. This event will traverse about one mile of trails. The path will consist of relatively flat, even terrain. It is stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my dog?

  • No. Service animals only, please.

Do I have to purchase a ticket?

  • Yes. Preregistration is required for ages 3 years and up. 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket.

Will there be parking at this event?

  • Yes. There is plenty of parking available, but as always, we encourage participants to carpool.

Can I explore other areas of the Nature Center outside of where the program will take place?

  • No. Except for the area where the event is taking place, Cincinnati Nature Center’s grounds will be closed during this event. We would love to see you back during our regular business hours for more exploration of our property.

Will there be bathrooms on site?

  • Yes. Our Krippendorf Lodge restrooms will be open.

Will there be candy available for the children?

  • There will be some candy and sweet treats at this event, but it is not a trick-or-treat experience. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks for your children. Please help us keep our trails clean by being mindful of trash and crumbs!

By registering below, you agree to the following:

Pet Policy for Programs/Events: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs or events. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.

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