I’m a huge, HUGE FAN of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge Spooky Walk. It’s a great way to scare the living daylights out of the kids in your life, it’s tons of fun, it’s extremely well run and it is filled with true artists and nature lovers.
The men and women behind the walk are gearing up and getting ready for the upcoming event that is the best way to enjoy an evening in the Hamptons during the Halloween season. This Saturday, October 20th, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will have the Enchanted Forest Trail, for children ages 2-7, with an adult, which is just pure magic. They also have another Enchanted Forest Trail on Sunday, October 28th. The day will include a guided hike through the one of the nature trails that has been transformed into an enchanting and whimsical forest where participants will meet various environmental and educational characters, including butterflies, birds, and flying squirrels. It’s just so great.
But the nightmares will begin on October 26. The Spooky Walks start on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. These walks or for adults and families with children. Participants will begin their haunted journey in the Refuge Nature Center, transformed into a Haunted House, where they will meet some of the most creepiest crawliest creatures on earth, courtesy of Reptile Rob’s in East Quogue. After that, they will begin their 45-minute hike on the dark trails, where they will encounter witches, goblins, trolls, spooky pirates, chainsaws, and much more! And YES, creatures will be jumping out to scare!
Executive Director, Michael Nelson has this to say about the Spooky Walk, “The Halloween events at Quogue Wildlife Refuge are one of our biggest fundraising events for the entire year, and include the Spooky Walks and daytime Enchanted Forest Trails. Both have become a favorite tradition for many folks who come from far and wide to enjoy some old-fashioned Halloween haunting. It is a grassroots, community effort, made possible thanks to hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time to help set up, clean up, serve as guides – you name it! There are also many area businesses who donate food and materials necessary to make our events such a great success, and we thank them all!”
Here’s a video I did last year of the walk, be prepared to be scared!