ROSWELL, Ga. -- If you visit any nature center in the U.S. this time of year they’re most likely having some sort of Halloween hike. It’s a little known fact that these outdoor Halloween hikes started in Atlanta at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in 1986.
In 1986, Marietta resident Kristi Beckler was looking for something fun to do with her children that wasn’t too scary. She and her husband Paul had been longtime volunteers at CNC. Mrs. Beckler merged the two ideas, added educational elements and came up with the idea of Halloween Hikes.
Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Halloween Hikes is a chance for people to explore the trails at night where they’ll meet larger than life costumed creatures. You’ll meet the Red Winged Blackbird, Grey Fox, Venus Fly Trap, Black Widow Spider and Mother Earth.