A Natural twist on Halloween fun

Highlands Nature Center will host the Halloween “Enchanted Forest” Nature Trail Oct. 30 for a trick-or-treating experience in nature.

Group tours will leave every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors should bring a flashlight to go trick-or-treating along the Botanical Garden trails, where they will encounter friendly forest creatures (portrayed by students of the UNC Institute for the Environment) and learn interesting nature facts about each one. The event will be fun and educational for all ages. Cost is only $1 per person. 828.526.2623.

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