Event calendar

Shadows of the Night

Event information

Date: Friday, October 6, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages. (Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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Lighted jack-o'-lanterns lined up against a wood wall. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Hike along the lantern-lit trails of the Four Rivers’ woods. Experience the mysteries of the natural and supernatural life hiding in the dark during this spooky time of year. Gather around a crackling fire for s’mores and share your favorite ghostly tales.

Two sessions will be offered:

  • Session 1: 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Session 2: 7-8:30 p.m.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Oct. 5: 815-722-9470.


This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. The hike will be up to 1 mile on paved and natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.