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Best Halloween Nature Hikes in Puget Sound

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Head into nature this Halloween to see what really hoots and howls. Kids and parents alike will enjoy these day and nighttime hikes. Here are some of our favorites.

Carkeek Wild Halloween
Thursday, October 25
10:30am – 11:45am
Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd.
Seattle, WA 98177
http://www.seattle.gov/parks

In a local watershed where the grass and ferns grow, ‘neath the tall old trees is a special place for you and a toddler to explore. Experience a fun morning learning about the “scary” animals of Halloween and how they are really not so very scary. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume to this hike. Ages 2 & 3 and their parents or guardians. FREE. Register online.

Creatures of the Night
Friday, October 26
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.591.6439
http://www.TacomaNatureCenter.org

Have you met the creatures who come out after dark? Learn about creatures of the night as you experience a short twilight hike, activities, crafts and a special snack. Come early to experience everything! Recommended for children ages 3-6 and their parents or grandparents. $2.50/person. Call for reservations.

Hoot ‘n Howl Celebration
Friday and Saturday
October 26 and 27
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
11610 Trek Drive East
Eatonville, WA 98328
360.832.6117
http://www.nwtrek.org

Navigate through the park and search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour. Revelers young and young-at-heart can don their costumes, play games, win prizes and eat treats during this wild weekend. Great for all ages. Tickets available online or at the door.

Ft. Lawton Cemetery Adventure
Saturday, October 27
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Discovery Park Visitor Center
3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98199
http://www.seattle.gov/parks

Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist for a guided adventure in the cemetery at Fort Lawton. Hear stories about Fort Lawton (fort name for what is now Discovery Park) and the days when it was a prisoner of war camp. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 12 and older. FREE. Register online.

Nature Walk
Saturday, October 27
10:00am – 11:00am
Titlow Park
8425 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98465
253.591.6439
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org

Explore Tacoma’s Parks during this free naturalist-led walk. Discover amazing plants and animals and how they adapt to the seasons. Not recommended for strollers or children under 3. FREE.

Who Goes Bump in the Night?
Saturday, October 27
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.591.6439
http://www.TacomaNatureCenter.org

Fun for the whole family! Find out who goes bump in the night as you experience a guided twilight or night hike, activities and crafts. Visit with nocturnal critters from Point Defiance Zoo and learn all about creatures of the night. Recommended for Ages 5 and up and their parents or grandparents. $2.50/person. Call for reservations.

Camp Long Happy Halloween Hike
Tuesday, October 30
10:30am – 11:45am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
5200 35th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98106
http://www.seattle.gov/parks

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Indulge in an exploration of some of the animals associated with Halloween. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume! For ages 2 & 3 and their parents or guardians. FREE. Register online.

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