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Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve offers non-Scary Halloween Walk for Families

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve outside Fairfield, Pennsylvania will host an evening Non-Scary Halloween Nature Walk for Families on Wednesday, October 29, from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.

"There's no need to be afraid to walk in the forest at this time of year," says Strawberry Hill's environmental educator, Eddy Rubin, who will lead the hike. "Despite the scary images associated with Halloween, this is a great time to explore the trails. We guarantee there will be no goblins or witches in the forest - but there may be bats! We'll also look for spiders and owls, and we'll listen for scary nighttime sounds. We'll talk about the reality behind some of these things and learn that there's really nothing to be afraid of!"

The event, which is open to the public and appropriate for all ages, is free for Strawberry Hill members, $4.75 for non-members. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please register by October 28 by calling Strawberry Hill at (717) 642-5840. Strawberry Hill is located at 1537 Mount Hope Road, three miles outside Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

For more than 20 years, the non-profit Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve has managed its 609-acre preserve as a living classroom for the community. Open to the public year-round, Strawberry Hill offers a picnic area, nature center, and 10 miles of walking trails through wooded hillsides and along mountain streams. It provides educational programs and special events throughout the year. To learn more about Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, please visit

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