Halloween Fun in the Metroparks


Let’s have some fun outdoors in the crisp, autumn air. This Halloween season, we have new challenges on the Metroparks archery course, scary stories by lantern light, a movie night under the stars and family-friendly bike rides.

October 11, 6 to 10 p.m. (Program for Friday, October 11th has been cancelled due to the weather)
October 12, 6 to 10 p.m. 
Spooktacular Archery Shoot
Westwinds Metropark, Holland, Ohio 43528

No registration required | Free

The zombie apocalypse is upon us and Metroparks needs your help. The park district staff has turned Westwinds Metropark into another world for a free nighttime, Halloween-themed archery shoot. Snacks and a campfire will keep you warm and full for the fight. 

October 15 | 6 p.m.
Trunk or Treat
Toledo Botanical Garden

No registration required | Free | Event Map

Join us for the first Trunk or Treat. This event provides a safe environment for families to experience Halloween fun for free. Explore 12 spooky stations across the gardens while collecting candy or enjoy our Halloween activities, including a scavenger hunt, music, fall snacks and costume contest. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children are encouraged to wear costumes.

October 18 and 19 | 7 p.m.
Ghosts of Providence
Providence Metropark, Historic Area

Fee: $7 | Reservations required

Meet characters from long ago on this lantern-light tour in the real ghost town of Providence, Ohio.

October 19
Tombstone Bicycle Tour
& Family Haunted Bike Ride
Oak Openings, Buehner Center

Wear your bike-friendly costume and a helmet for a Halloween-themed bike ride. Chili lunch is included for all participants in both rides events.

Sign up day-of-event or pre-register online. For times, costs and online registration, go to www.MVAdventurers.org.

  • Tombstone tour: Join Maumee Valley Adventurers and Metroparks for a four-decades tradition. Ride 15 or 25 miles on park trails and surrounding roads, past six cemeteries, or combine the two routes for a 40-mile adventure.
  • Family Haunted Bike Ride: For families with younger children. A guided ride inside Oak Openings Preserve. See the link above for time slots and other details.

October 20
Halloween Movie Night
Oak Openings Preserve, Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse

It'll be a ghostly autumn evening at our newest location, the Beach Ridge Area of Oak Openings. We'll be showing Casper - Casper is a funhouse ride filled with laughter, excitement and ghostly surprises, a comedy for the whole family.

Casper will be showing inside the Wheelhouse. We'll light campfires for toasting s'mores on the patio, and a movie wouldn't be complete without popcorn.

Casper, campfires, s'mores, popcorn — how does an evening get better than that - tours of the Cannaley Treehouse Village that's how! Tour the Cannaley Treehouse Village before or after the movie.

Movie Begins at 7 p.m.
Treehouse Tours begin at 6 p.m.

Beach Ridge Area, Wheelhouse
3520 Waterville-Swanton Rd, Swanton OH

Free, No Reservations Required