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Event Preview: Quogue Refuge Halloween Walks

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will host it's 19 annual Enchanted and Spooky walks.

Some 140 volunteers are set to descend on the Quogue Wildlife Refuge over the next two weekends as the non-profit hosts its 19th annual Enchanted Forest and Spooky walks.

According to Marisa Nelson, assistant director, of the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, the center is ready to thrill this Halloween season with the two popular events.

The fun, she said, kicks off on Oct. 20 with the first Enchanted Forest event where kids, ages 2 to 7, and their parents can dress up and take a 40-minute walk through the refuge and meet five educational characters.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is $7 per child, also features a number of other activities, games and crafts.

And for those who can't make it on Oct. 20, a second session is being offered on Oct. 28 from noon to 3 p.m.

The annual Spooky Walk will take place on both the nights of Oct. 27 and 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For $10, participants, said Nelson, will be scared by haunts lurking in the refuge's woods. The guided walk, she said takes about 40 minutes.

"Most people are afraid to walk in the woods a night, wait till they go through our forest with props and people jumping out," said Nelson.

"All kinds of creepy things will happen," she said.

This year, the walks will be done in groups of 15 and 20, said Nelson, to get that "alone in the woods feel."

Advanced registration is required for both the Enchanted Forest and Spooky Walk. Call 631-653-4771.

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