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Asbury Woods Presents Scary Creature Feature

Posted on September 17th, 2018 at 8:28 AM
Asbury Woods Presents Scary Creature Feature

Erie, PA (September 14, 2018) - Asbury Woods presents the 24th annual Scary Creature Feature, scheduled for Thursday, October 11; Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Nature Center at Asbury Woods.

Scary Creature Feature is a fall, family event complete with hayride, donuts and cider, activities, storytelling and a guided walk through the woods where guests encounter and learn about some not-so-scary, nocturnal creatures that live in the forest. It’s the perfect chance to explore the woods at night and enjoy the cool, crisp air of an autumn evening.

Event Details:

Scary Creature Feature
October 11, 12 and 13, 2018
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
4105 Asbury Rd.
Erie, PA 16506
Admission is $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 

Asbury Woods Scary Creature Feature Program Details

  • Tickets will be sold for assigned walking tour times that begin at 6:20 pm with the last tour time leaving at 9:00 pm.  Earlier times are recommended for younger children.  Tours are on a forest trail and are approximately 40 minutes in length.
  • Wagon Rides are separate from the tour and will begin at 6:10 pm and run continuously through 9:15 pm.  Rides last approximately 15 minutes (including loading and unloading time)
  • Cider and Donuts
  • Activities for Children
  • Science demonstrations with the Asbury Woods "Mad Scientist"
  • Seasonal Pumpkin Light Display
  • Campfire and storytelling
  • Scarecrow Alley walk through trail

Scary Creature Feature is presented by: J. Thomas Tree Service, MacDonald Illig Attorneys and UPMC Health Plan


The mission of Asbury Woods is to provide all members of the community with meaningful environmental, educational and recreational experiences that inspire a greater sense of environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship.

Asbury Woods achieves this mission through a diverse array of educational, environmental and recreational programming for schools, community groups, families and individuals of all ages.  In addition, they manage and maintain 205 acres of preserved property which includes native species, old-growth forests, landscaped gardens, wetlands, boardwalk trails and dirt trails.

The Nature Center at Asbury Woods is the cornerstone of the educational programming, providing animal exhibits, a touch-and-learn Discovery Classroom and free public access six days per week.  The Brown’s Farm Barn located on Sterrettania Road provides additional programming space for summer camps, school visits and community programs.  The Greenway Trail at Asbury Woods consists of adjacent tracts of land which provides a network of trails connecting Browns Farm and the

Nature Center.  The Greenway Trail provides ample recreational opportunities for hiking, running, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and wading in Walnut Creek.  Trail users will find peaceful spots to rest and relax to take in the serene vistas.

Asbury Woods is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is made possible by funding from program and service fees, grants, special events and generous donations from members and patrons. Annually, Asbury Woods positively impacts more than 100,000 people who use the trails, attend festivals or participate education and community outreach programs.