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Trick or Treat in the Woods: Messenger Woods

Event information

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $5 per person.

Age: All ages. (Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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A carved pumpkin sitting on fallen leaves in a forest. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Experience the woods like never before! Come dressed in costume and hike along a glowing night trail. Bring a bag and keep an eye out for hidden treats, but beware of those tricks! Enjoy a crackling fire while roasting hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores.

The program is not a parking lot trunk or treat; it’s a night hike in the woods!

Two sessions will be offered:

  • Session 1: 6-7 p.m.
  • Session 2: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Oct. 12: 815-722-4121.


This program fills quickly, so don’t delay! 

The hike will be less than 1 mile on uneven, natural 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.