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Halloween Glen

Halloween Glen

Thank you for joining Milwaukee Recreation for the 29th edition of Halloween Glen! Stay tuned for information regarding the 2023 event as we celebrate 30 years!

Actors will present interactive and educational skits at eight decorated stations at Hawthorn Glen, Milwaukee Recreation’s 23-acre nature center. This humorous and educational outdoor adventure is a great alternative to the usual Halloween events!

This year’s theme, Stories in the Stones, is all about our place on Earth and in space. We’ll dig deep to uncover secrets in the soil, legends in the landforms, plots among the planets and tales along the trails of Hawthorn Glen. Following the hike, families are welcome to participate in a variety of fall-themed activities.

Concessions will be available (cash only).

Watch below to hear why the community loves Halloween Glen!


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This event is geared for children ages 3-12 and their parent(s)/guardian(s). Children ages 2 and under may attend for free. Parent/guardian must register, pay, and attend with child and the number of children 2 and under must be indicated. Fee is per person.

  Tyke Hike (Saturday)

This shorter hike on Saturday, Oct. 8 is perfect for little ones eager to join in on the adventure! Our energetic tour guides will lead tykes and their families on a hike visiting four of the eight stations.

After the hike, children will receive a treat and a take-home craft kit. We are offering this hike at a special price of $3 per person.

Register using activity code HG06 for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

  Parking/Pick-up location

Pick-up location: MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet St. (rear parking lot). Shuttle bus provided; there will be no parking at Hawthorn Glen.

  • Standard sessions: $6 per person
  • Tyke Hike: $3 per person
  • Not eligible for reduced fees or refunds
  Please note

Due to the popularity of this event it is advised for you to register well in advance; space is limited. If our maximum registration is reached prior to the event, on-site registrations at MPS Central Services will not be accepted.

Severe weather could impact this outdoor event. Please call (414) 475-8192 if the weather is questionable. For all other questions, please call (414) 647-6050.

  Contact Us

Please call (414) 647-6050 for more information.

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