Come enjoy NNJC's Spooky Halloween "Fright Hike" celebration at the 2nd annual scary haunted night hike and Halloween Event.
Please feel free to come join the fun in your (optional) scary Halloween Costume and if you like (optional) bring your carved pumpkin for our creative jack-o-lantern contest!
Halloween is that time of year to get out your witch’s hats, dust off those broomsticks and don your spookiest, scariest costumes, and come celebrate all things ghoulish! You will experience a haunted creepy night hike through the dark creature invested trails of the 53 acre Great Swamp Watershed Association's Conservation management Area (CMA)
Place: The Great Swamp Watershed ~ 1 Tiger Lily Lane, Harding NJ ~ easy exit just off Route 287
TIME: 5 PM ~ 9 PM ~ Hikes begin at dark, groups will leave every 10-15 minutes until 8:30pm.
HIKE DISTANCE: The hike will be more then 1 mile through the swamp trails and boardwalk. We will have small groups leave with guide leading the way with a flashlight, bring a flashlight but we don't want everyone shining lights during the hike. Please bring proper footwear, as it may be muddy.
Please check back, we will advise more details, as we are still in the planning stage.
This is a family fun Halloween event, the "Fright Hike" may be scary for really young kids, or perhaps those adults who are easily frightened! Everyone is welcome, the hike is optional so if you don't want to hike, come and enjoy the Halloween celebration with some refreshments and creative Jack-o-lanterns!
REFRESHMENTS: Enjoy some drinks and treats during the event, feel free to bring some treats, they are always welcome!
JACK-O-LANTERN CONTEST: Bring your favorite carved pumpkin and we'll all vote on the most creative jack-o-lantern, prizes will be awarded ! Contest ends at 8:00
Please post with you attendance how many will be coming in your group, and what time you will arrive, this is helpful for planning purposes! If you plan to volunteer, please post and and send me an email too. Thank you.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Get your ghoul on – be a volunteer! Get into the spirit of the season, Volunteers are needed to dress up and be scary actors, help guide the hike, parking attendants, pumpkin vote takers. We need many volunteer for this year's event, we can not do it without volunteers, the more the better!~ Please contact me and join the NNJC "fright Hike" committee. So if you are brave enough join us for this Halloween Haunted fright hike with perhaps zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, witches, goblins and other creepy characters lurking high and low behind every tree throughout the deep dark swamp!
Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.
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