Bone-Chilling Fun for All Ages and Thrill-Levels

MORRISTOWN, NJ. Brace yourself for the best Halloween ex-FEAR-iences this season! Enjoy haunting activities at various Morris County Park Commission locations. From trembling, nature-themed tales to creating boo-tiful pumpkins, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our featured Halloween Events below!

Trail Tales & Teeny Tiny Trail Tales

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Are you afraid of the dark? On Saturday, October 28, visit the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township for an exciting, outdoor adventure. Enjoy a memorable night of silly, slightly spooky, and nature-themed tales told by costumed storytellers along the moonlit trails of the Great Swamp. Between storytellers, discover hand-carved jack-o-lanterns in the forest that light the trails and add to the eerie atmosphere. Sign up for a time slot between 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Admission is $6 per person, and be sure to register early as time slots fill up quickly! This program is designed for ages 6 and up, and fun-loving adults.

Teeny Tiny Trail Tales is just for families with small children ages 2 to 5! On Saturday, October 28, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., explore the trails during daylight with a guide. Hunt for hidden surprises along the way, and listen to storytellers in the woods. Admission is $3 per person. Sign up for a time slot before they fill up! For more information, and to register for Trail Tales and Teeny Tiny Trail Tales, call 973.635.6629. Both programs are held rain or shine.

A Miller’s Halloween

On Saturday, October 28 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., come in costume to Cooper Gristmill in Chester Township, and enjoy spook-tacular storytelling. Spend the afternoon creating corn husk dolls and playing old-time games. Tour the Gristmill, and look for surprises around every corner. The event is free, and donations are welcome. For more information, call 908.879.5463.

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Enter the Vail House at Historic Speedwell to hear haunted tales both old and new in a particularly special setting. Enjoy horror stories from the Victorian period shared by a costumed interpreter, along with modern day instances from museums all over the country. Don’t miss this eerie Halloween event Saturday, October 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $7 per adult, $6 per senior, $5 per child age 4 - 16, FREE per child under age 4. To learn more, call 973.285.6537.

Scaredy Plants

Voodoo lily? Bat flower? Some plants are simply wicked! On Sunday, October 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate Halloween at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum with scary, smelly, and spiny plants from around the world. Explore a display of flesh-eating plants, and plant one to take home. Step into the Food Laboratory to decorate a Halloween treat, enjoy a creepy plant scavenger hunt, and create a spooky craft of your own. Admission is $15 per family. Preregistration is required, call 973.326.7601 to reserve your spot today.

Historic Halloween Happenings

Play festive Halloween games, decorate cookies, and try on old-fashion costumes at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. The fun starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. Take a guided walk, and find all of the jack-o-lanterns hiding in the nearby woods. Top off the afternoon with an open-air wagon ride back to the Visitors Center. Admission is $6 per adult, $5 per senior, $4 per child age 4-16, $2 per child age 2 & 3, FREE per child under age 2.  For more information, call 973.326.7645.