Fun Forest Halloween

Experience the Magic of Halloween at Dow Gardens

Walk the luminary-lit forest path, view the not-so-spooky decorations, and grab a bag of goodies before you go. Our friends, from Chippewa Nature Center, will be joining us for an evening of family-friendly fall fun. Comfortable walking shoes (and costumes) are encouraged.

Reservations are required. This is an outdoor event, which is subject to cancellation.

$7.00 per child collecting a treat bag (includes admission for two chaperones / family members) Adult supervision required for all evenings. Choose from 6:00PM - 7:30PM start times, as available.

October 21 - 22 ..... For ages 0 - 10

NEW for 2020! October 23 ...... For ages 11-16

Cafe exterior view with deck
walking in woods
Happy Halloween! Cute little child with a pumpkin in the park.

Doing things differently
The trail is one way with a separate entrance and exit. Participants will enter through the Forest Café at 2203 Eastman Avenue. Per the executive order, masks are required inside buildings. You are free to remove your mask upon exiting; however, please maintain a six-foot distance from your fellow ghouls and goblins.  A bag of treats will be provided at the end of your stroll.


Yummy beverages (enchanted with mystical magical caffeine) will be available to purchase at the beginning of your walk; however, we ask that you do not re-enter the Café once you begin your adventure. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation to make your purchase.

Boo-tanical fun for all ages 
Big kids deserve a little fun, too. This year we've added a special evening for ages 11 - 16 (up to two chaperones included, adult supervision required).