Halloween Hikes under a full moon – register now (Updated – Again)

[Editor’s Note: Registration is now full, but you can get on a waitlist by emailing kmckee@southboroughma.com*]

If Trick or Treating isn’t your bag this year, the Southborough Stewardship Committee is offering an alternative way to celebrate Halloween. 

Stewardship will hold free guided hikes at Breakneck Hill by moonlight. Bonus, the moon will be full that night.

Registration opened today and is limited. So, sign up soon. (The Committee notes that Southborough residents will be given preference.)

Organizers will offer a kids hike and a longer, later adult hike:

The Stewardship Committee manages trails at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land. This year’s full moon on Halloween presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the trails in a whole new (moon) light. With clear skies, we may see Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter! Except for these opportunities for guided hikes, visitors at Breakneck Hill are not allowed on the trails after dark.

We have two hikes planned. Hike with your children at 6:30 PM for 40-minutes; then an adult hike at 8:30 PM for 60 minutes. All will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing in adherence with public health precautions associated with COVID-19.

According to the sign up page, hikers are welcome to wear Halloween costumes. They are asked to bring flashlights (but no headlamps). They are also asked to wear facemasks, sturdy sneakers/hiking boots, and use bug repellant.

This isn’t a rain or shine event:

In case of rain, the hike will be cancelled, and you will receive an email notification. We will confirm weather conditions with you the day before the hike.

For more details, or to register, click here.

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Updated (10/14/20 7:47 pm): Fixed broken link.

*Updated (10/29/20 12:59 pm): The program proved to be popular. Registration is full. But you can get on a waitlist by emailing kmckee@southboroughma.com.

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3 years ago

Thanks for posting about hike! Seems like the link is directing to wrong site.

Here’s the registration link:

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