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October 17, 2017

Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O'-Lantern Hike at Kehoe Conservation Camp

Looking for a "wild" family-based adventure for Halloween this year? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is inviting families to attend the 6th annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-O'Lantern Hike at the Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp Education Center on 636 Point of Pines Road in Castleton. The event takes place on Friday, October 27, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The festival features fun and educational programs led by students from Green Mountain College's environmental education and interpretation program. Kids will learn about the creepy, crawly critters that reside in Vermont and have a chance to get decked out in their costumes before the traditional trick-or-treat night.

Activities include a nature hike along a trail that's lit by carved pumpkins, campfire program, wildlife-related activities, face painting and more! The Castleton Lions Club has a booth with apple cider, caramel apples and other seasonal treats.

"October is a perfect time to highlight the fun of Halloween while focusing on the critters that make it so special," says Alison Thomas, Education Manager. "This event gives families a chance to enjoy the season in a different way and learn that all of the animals often considered scary are really neat and play important roles in the ecosystem."

Admission and activities are free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. No registration is required. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

The Edward F. Kehoe Green Mountain Conservation Camp is operated by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and this event is sponsored by Fish & Wildlife and Green Mountain College. For directions, visit

For more information, contact Corey Hart, Kehoe Facility Manager, at 802-265-2279.

Media Contact: Corey Hart, Kehoe Facility Manager, 802-265-2279

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: October 17, 2017 16:33:49