GRINNELL – In its second year, the Grinnell Fright Hike aims to scare participants into leaving with spine-tingling chills. Teenagers and adults alike are invited to the Fright Hike, a spooky one-mile walk around Arbor Lake.
“The Fright Hike is similar to a haunted house, but it takes place outdoors,” said Emily Counts, an event organizer. “Participants will venture into the darkness, where creepy scenes and scary characters await.”
The Grinnell Fright Hike will take place Friday, Oct. 30, at Arbor Lake. People may take the hike any time between 8 and 11 p.m. The hike will begin and end at the parking lot on the north side of Arbor Lake, which is located at the western-most end of Washington Ave. (west of Highway 146).
Admission to the hike is $10 per person. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.getintogrinnell.com and will also be available at the event.
Organizers are recruiting volunteers to help spook people along the trail. Those interested in volunteering may view the volunteer opportunities and sign up for a shift at http://vols.pt/qLckQ2.
Grinnell Connect, the area’s young professional group, is organizing and hosting the event, which is sponsored by Ahrens Park, Grinnell College, Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, QPS Employment Group, and Travel Iowa.
“One of Grinnell Connect’s missions is to provide more activities for people to participate in without leaving Grinnell,” said Rachael Kinnick, an event organizer. “Our members saw Halloween as a time when there could be more things happening here in Grinnell, so we began the Fright Hike last year.”
For more information about the event, visit getintogrinnell.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce at 641-236-6555.