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Full Moon Troll Hike

Schedule and location


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

  • Section A: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, with Emily Prasad (Canceled due to inclement weather.)
  • Section B: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 with Kelly Burns
  • Section C: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, with Kelly Burns
  • Section D: Thursday, December 12, 2019, with Emily Prasad


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

  • Section A: Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Section B: Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Section C: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Under the light of a full moon, hit the trail for a night of troll hunting! The Arboretum closes at dusk, so enjoy this special opportunity to see the mysterious forest protectors under the light of a full moon. As you navigate the west side trails, your guide will entertain you with stories about the trolls’ origins, their message of conservation, full moon lore, and what the trees and wildlife are up during the long dark nights when no one else is around.

This adults-only hike will begin at Thornhill Education Center before heading out to the west side troll locations, passing beautiful Lake Marmo and Willoway Brook along the way.

Course number



Emily Prasad or Kelly Burns, education program guides



Course details

Note: Held outdoors. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Plan to walk up to two miles over varied terrain. Ages 16+. Limit 16

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Full Moon Troll Hike