Halloween Happenings

October 20 & 21, 2017
Owl pumpkin carving

6:00-9:00 pm

At sundown this Halloween season, Ipswich River will be transformed into a magical forest. Join us for a guided walk along our Halloween trail, home to some interesting creatures that come out just for Halloween. Glowing luminaries and carved jack o'lanterns will light our way. Learn firsthand about the creatures of the night on this fun family-friendly walk. 

The program begins in the Barn, where a variety of activities will keep children entertained before the outdoor walk. 

Little girl in spider costume © Laura Coulbourn

Allow about 1.5 hours total for the program. At the end of the walk, warm up by the bonfire as you enjoy fresh local cider and cider donuts. Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume, but dress warmly since we will be outdoors most of the time.

Appropriate for children ages 4-10.


$10 per person (members)
$11 per person (nonmembers)

Please choose a date and an arrival time: 

Friday, October 20
6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, or 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 21
5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, or 7:00 pm

Register Online

Event is held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. 

Advance Registration Required

Please register early for this very popular event, and list a second time in case your first choice is filled.

  • We cannot accommodate extra people the night of the program.
  • When you arrive, please check in at the Barn to receive your group number.
  • If you wish to register a group or multiple families, please call our office at 978-887-9264.