Family Halloween Scavenger Hunt @ Flanders Nature Center

Flanders Nature Center located on Church Hill Road in Woodbury invites families to come to their main campus, the Van Vleck Sanctuary in Woodbury, on Sunday, October 30 from 1 – 3 PM for a Family Fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt!


Participants in this fun filled event should check in at the historic Van Vleck House, located at 5 Church Hill Road in Woodbury, to pick up a map and list of clues about the hidden creatures found along the trails. With the map in hand, participants will set off on an independent hike to search for creatures; along the way they will discover facts about some of Halloweens “creepy” and not so creepy creatures learning fascinating facts about spiders, bats, nocturnal animals and things that go “BUMP” in the night! There will also be hayride shuttles up the hill to explore the secret stairs in the forest and to investigate creatures that live in a hidden brook.

Once families have collected all the facts they will turn them in at the Van Vleck House to claim a prize and enjoy some refreshments. Flanders offers this non scary and fun family event to create awareness of the benefits of some of Halloween’s mysterious and often misunderstood local wildlife. The hikes are family friendly and appropriate for all ages and skill levels.

To take part in this event, please pre-register at or call Flanders at (203) 263-3711, extension 10. The cost per family for members is $10 per family. All proceeds benefit Flanders programming. To sign up for a monthly newsletter for Litchfield Hills visit

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