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While performing the daily scroll of my Facebook news feed, the words “Trick-or-treat camping” caught my eye. Even though I’m a grown adult with no children, I still get excited about anything that has to do with candy. Plus, both camping and candy rank pretty high on my list of favorite things. Surprisingly, I’d never heard of trick-or-treat camping before, or even thought of going camping for Halloween.

                                                            Photo from Trailerlife.com

After doing some internet searching on the topic, I found out that it’s actually pretty popular. Of course, I’d known about parks setting up haunted houses and things like that, but apparently there’s even more. Many parks and campgrounds have festivities scheduled for the whole month of October, especially right around Halloween.

I read about different campgrounds that provide activities such as pumpkin carving contests, costume contests, campsite decorating contests, hayrides, ghost stories, haunted trails, and trick-or-treating. I can’t think of a better time and place to tell ghost stories than around a campfire on Halloween.

This sounds like an excellent idea for celebrating Halloween with the kids and getting outdoors! If you’re interested, check online to see what events are going on in your area. Be sure to book a site as early as possible, since this is a prime camping time. You can expect packed campgrounds with lots of little ghosts and goblins running around.

If you’re like me and don’t have any little ones, you can still have fun, too. Right now is peak fall foliage season in many parts of the country. What better excuse do you need to go hiking and camping before winter sets in? Autumn is a beautiful time of year to celebrate nature!

                              Long Trail South in Stowe, Vermont

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