NOTE: This is a 2022 listing. All information listed pertains to 2022 only and does not apply to 2023.

Halloween Glen

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Actors will present interactive and educational skits at eight decorated stations at Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee Recreation’s 23-acre nature center. This humorous and educational outdoor adventure is a great alternative to the usual Halloween events!

This year’s theme, Stories in the Stones, is all about our place on Earth and in space. We’ll dig deep to uncover secrets in the soil, legends in the landforms, plots among the planets and tales along the trails of Hawthorn Glen. Following the hike, families are welcome to participate in a variety of fall-themed activities.

Concessions will be available (cash only).

This shorter hike on Saturday, Oct. 8 is perfect for little ones eager to join in on the adventure! Our energetic tour guides will lead tykes and their families on a hike visiting four of the eight stations.

After the hike, children will receive a treat and a take-home craft kit. We are offering this hike at a special price of $3 per person. Register using activity code HG06 for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Due to the popularity of this event it is advised for you to register well in advance; space is limited. If our maximum registration is reached prior to the event, on-site registrations at MPS Central Services will not be accepted.

Severe weather could impact this outdoor event. Please call (414) 475-8192 if the weather is questionable. For all other questions, please call (414) 647-6050.

NOTE: This is a 2022 listing. All information listed pertains to 2022 only and does not apply to 2023.

2022 Dates & Times

October 7-8

Friday: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost & Discounts

$6 per person (kids 2 years old and younger attend for free)
$3 per person for the Tyke Hike

Registration opens on Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. for city of Milwaukee residents and Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. for non-residents.


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Hawthorn Glen Nature Center
1130 N 60th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Milwaukee County

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Aug. 6, 2022, 5:16 p.m.

February 5th, 2023 2:21 p.m. CST 15.29