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Trolls After Dark Guided Hike (In Person)

Schedule and location

7:00 to 9:00 p.m
Thornhill Shelter near P-21

  • Section A: Wednesday, January 27, 2021   (SOLD OUT)
  • Section B: Wednesdays, February 17, 2021  (CANCELED)
  • Section C: Wednesday, March 31, 2021  (CANCELED)
  • Section D: Thursday, January 28, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

Please note: If you are registered for a canceled section, you will receive an email informing you of your option to receive a refund or transfer to another program.

Fees and registration

(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

$16.00 member

$23.00 guest

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

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

The 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. Infiltrate the secret troll habitat, climb into the mouth of Little Arturs when no one else is around, and enjoy a pensive moment looking out at Daffodil Glade with Niels Bragger.

Covid-19 Safety Practices:
If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home.
Participants must bring face masks.
Face masks are required while indoors. Face masks are also required outdoors when social distancing is not possible.
Maintain a distance of six feet from others whenever possible.
For more information on the Arboretum’s guidelines, please watch the video at https://www.mortonarb.org/visit-explore/plan-visit/know-you-go-visit-information.

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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 10

Trolls After Dark Guided Hike (In Person)