Aside from beautiful views and 7 miles of hiking trails, the 305-acre Quogue Wildlife Refuge, located at 3 Old Country Road in Quogue, has a lot of fun, family-friendly events to offer this fall. Here's a quick look at what's happening at the site in October.
On Wednesday, October 8 celebrate the full moon with a nighttime hike through the forest. During the one and a half-hour guided trek, participants can listen and look for nocturnal creatures. The hike is available for adults and families with children over 11 and is free for members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are required.
Enchanted Forest Trail
Little ones will enjoy this Halloween event where kids follow a guide through the woods and meet whimsical characters. The trail is open on Saturday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; on Sunday, October 26 from noon to 3:00 p.m.; and on Saturday, November 1 from noon to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required.
Prepare to be scared on Friday, October 24, Saturday, October 25, or Friday, October 31 when the refuge is transformed into a haunted paradise. Participants will be guided through a 40-minute hike full of ghouls and goblins. Walks start at 9:00 p.m. Reservations are required and children must be over 7 years old to participate. Tickets are $15 each.
Family Pumpkin Carving
Bring the whole family to the refuge on Tuesday, October 28th at 3:30 p.m. for some pumpkin carving fun. Families can bring their own pumpkins or select from one provided by the refuge. Reservations are required. Tickets are $5 each.
Photo: Rob Seifert