Not-So-Scary Halloween Hikes in Oglebay

Halloween Hikes at the Schrader Center, Oglebay

Family Friendly Halloween Hikes on the Trails of Oglebay

The creatures of Halloween – owls, bats and spiders – have scary reputations.  Learn cool facts about these nocturnal creatures Saturday, October 22 during a Halloween Hike on the Habitat Discovery Loop at Oglebay.

Owls, Bats and Spiders, Oh My!

Naturalists at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center will lead groups on guided hikes through the Oglebay woods.   Stopping at learning stations along the trail, hikers will meet costumed characters including owls, bats and spiders. They will dispel myths about the “spooky” critters of Halloween and share stories of their amazing abilities and the important role they play in the natural world.

The program begins at the Schrader Center in Oglebay. Trail guides depart from the Schrader Center parking lot every half hour beginning at 5 p.m. The last group leaves at 7 p.m.

Hikes last 45 minutes to an hour.  After the hike, return to the campfire circle for s’mores and cider.

Hikers should wear comfortable walking shoes.  Costumes are encouraged! Hikes are easy, but strollers are not permitted.

Get Tickets

Cost is $12 per person.  Groups of 15 more receive a discount.

Pre-registration is encouraged.  Reserve a time slot online or call 304-242-6855.

If you dare and like a good scare…

If you would rather take a walk on the creepy side, the Schrader Center is hosting Haunted Hikes for adults and children ages 12 and above.  Scary treks through the Oglebay woods takes place every half hour from 7:30-9:30 October 22. Read more about Haunted Hikes here.