Ghoulees In the Coulees – A Driftless Halloween

October 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Ghoulees In the CouleesIf you’re looking for a little – or a big! – Halloween thrill during your Driftless vacation this October, then Ghoulees In the Coulees is for you!

It’s that time of year when the nights grow longer, there’s a chill in the air and, if you’re of a mind, the lengthening shadows begin to look a little sinister – Norskedalen’s Ghoulees In the Coulees takes advantage of all these things to create an unparalleled three nights of thrills, laughter, fun, and excitement.

It all begins on October 23rd with the popular Pumpkin Walk.

The Pumpkin Walk is a half-mile hike through the spooky woods on a trail lined with hundreds of jack-o-lanterns. Each pumpkin is hand-carved and lit from within to light the way through the darkened woods to a decidedly sticky end: treats and hot apple cider at Bekkum Homestead! Yum!

Then, on the 24th and 25th of October, the terror gets amped up a bit more with the main event – the 24th annual Ghoulees In the Coulees Haunted Hikes!

The Ghoulees In the Coulees Haunted Hikes begin just after sunset, at 6pm, and last until 9pm. Now, the half-mile walk through the jack-o-lantern lined trail gets a little more frightening as you pass numerous haunted and horror-filled spook stations, all placed where you least expect them and don’t see them until … it’s too late!

Again, the trail winds up at Bekkum Homestead and, for those still left to tell the tale, you will receive a delicious, Halloween treat and a hot apple cider to soothe the remnants of your delightfully frazzled nerves.

For those who are a bit more faint of heart, the trail is less fright and more fun between 6pm and 7pm and can be followed by some good, old fashioned fun like spooky storytelling, fortune-telling, nibbling a yummy snack around a roaring fire, and visiting the Haunted Barn. But be warned, after 7pm, when the enshrouding gloom turns to an inky black, the gloves come off, the ghouls come out, and the scares along the Haunted Hike gain in intensity!

Reservations are required, so act soon – See you there!

Ghoulees In the Coulees

Pumpkin Walk – Thursday, Oct 23rd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Haunted Hikes – Friday – Saturday, Oct 24th – 25th, 6pm to 9pm
Advance Reservation Required – $9 before Oct 17th, $10 thereafter
For more details: www.norskedalen.org

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