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Great Hollow Nature Preserve

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225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

October 2018

Haunting at the Hollow

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - October 27 @ 11:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Haunting at the Hollow is back! This year will feature three custom-built haunted houses to scare the pants off you! It officially opens Saturday, October 13th and then runs from 7-11pm every Friday and Saturday night through the 27th. Don't wait to get your tickets for this haunting experience being run by By Night Productions, the New Fairfield Department of Parks & Recreation, and the New Fairfield Lions Club. Click here for more information and to get your tickets.

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Hunter’s Moon Hike

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Let the kids stay out late on a school night and enjoy a spooky moonlit guided hike up to Great Hollow’s waterfall with our naturalist, John Foley. We will learn the folklore of the Hunter's Moon and listen for owls and other creatures of the night while taking in the beauty of a forest that’s bathed in full moonlight. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a flashlight or headlamp (please check and make sure the batteries work beforehand!). The hike is weather-dependent…

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HollowFest: A fall family fun day!

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Come out to Great Hollow on Saturday, October 27th for our second "HollowFest" extravaganza! There will be fun and entertainment for the whole family, including cider pressing, pumpkin painting, a pie eating contest courtesy of American Pie Company, baby farm animals from Happy Acres, giant board-games, a haunted house, and more! Professional wood carvers will be here, helping children carve their very own walking sticks, a local bee expert will demonstrate the art of beekeeping, and LLBean will be here…

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November 2018

School Break Adventures: The Hunters & the Hunted

November 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

They say nature is red in tooth and claw... for good reason! Spend your day off from school at Great Hollow, finding out about nature's awesome predators and their prey. Though hands-on activities and games, we’ll examine the adaptations that predators and prey use against one another and how they escalate over time in what's known as an "arms race." We'll also talk about all of the plants and critters that make up the food webs within Great Hollow’s four…

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Kids’ Nature Night: Wildlife CSI

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Great Hollow has a mystery to be solved and we need your help to crack the case! We’ll become nature detectives as we learn how to read animal tracks and signs, interpret evidence, and search for hidden clues on our property. Our skills will then be put to the test as we try to solve the mystery! We'll also have a campfire dinner and s'mores as we discuss the many secrets the forest holds if you just know how and…

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December 2018

Kids’ Nature Night: Surviving Winter!

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

This night is all about how to survive the winter. After cooking our dinner and s'mores over the campfire, we’ll head inside for activities and games that will teach us how local plants and animals have adapted to survive the cold winter months in Connecticut. We’ll also make biodegradable bird feeders that you can hang in your yard to help out the birds that stick around and try to tough out the cold. Open to children ages 5 to 10.…

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Handmade for the Holidays

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Hollow Nature Preserve, 225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States

Join us on Saturday, December 15th for our second annual Handmade for the Holidays event. Children will be provided with supplies and instruction to make nature-themed holiday gifts for their family and friends. There will be a variety of age-appropriate projects for children to choose from, and each child will leave the event with 2-3 wrapped gifts of their own creation. Hot chocolate will be provided. Open to children ages 5 to 12. Parents: This is a drop-off program. $15…

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