MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- It's a great way to have some family-friendly fun this Halloween -- and you'll find Halloween Haunts at the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin. Brian Kramp went to check out what's available to see and do for kids of all ages.
About Halloween Haunts (website)
Halloween Haunts is designed especially for families with children ages 4 to 10. Hikes start every 7 minutes between 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rain or Shine.
- Wehr’s woodland is transformed into an Enchanted Forest complete with a talking owl, a wise-cracking skeleton and even some rapping arthropods.
- Glowing mushrooms and happy ghosts are ready to surprise families that follow the Jack-o-lantern lit trail.
- The trip through the Enchanted Forest is just spooky enough to keep the kids enthralled, but is not designed to give anyone a nightmare. In fact, most folks leave with a smile on their face and a new appreciation for nature’s misunderstood creatures.
- Visitors are treated to a snack of cider and popcorn and can enjoy games, crafts, face painting and fortune telling in the Gardner Room after their walk. There is even a magic show to enjoy while you wait for your hike to start! It all makes for a great evening of entertainment and education.