Trick or Treat on the Huron River

On Sunday, October 15th, from noon to 5 PM, families are invited for an exciting afternoon, trick-or-treating on the Huron River!

All ages are welcome (children must be one year or older).  You can spend the afternoon enjoying the haunting fall beauty of the Huron River and trick or treating by canoe/kayak. As you paddle around Gallup Pond, you will encounter creatures handing out treats (mainly candy).  Costumes are welcome. Don’t forget to bring a bag or container for candy!

This is a FREE event, and you only have to pay for the canoe or kayak.  The 2-people kayaks and canoes are $18, for a 2-hour rental.  You can put two adults and one child or one adult and two children, in the larger canoes and kayaks.

My husband and I took our preschool-age boys to this exciting event last year!  It had rained all morning, so the river was fairly quiet, when we arrived to the livery, around 1 PM.  We also had no problem renting a canoe.  Since you have to wear a life jacket, I recommend that you do not wear a costume that is too cumbersome.  Instead, focus on a fun headpiece (i.e. cowboy hat, fireman’s hat, cat ears, etc.).  We spent close to an hour, paddling around Gallup pond and stopping at treat stations, along the banks of the river.  There are about 12 stations, some of the stations are even located in the middle of the river.

There were also several, lawn games, located next to the canoe rental.  My boys loved participating in the bean bag toss, ring the witch’s hat and other games (you can earn more treats here, too!).  Finally, there is also more play to be had at the playground and sand area, behind the canoe livery.  Drive or walk across the bridge, to the other side of Huron River, and two more playgrounds are there, as well!

WEATHER FORECAST: scattered thunderstorms and highs in the low-70s

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