Halloween Fun in the Metroparks

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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