Looking for some high-flying fun this Halloween?
Zip Lost Pines at McKinney Roughs Nature Park is planning a fall festival called Tricks, Treats and Trails, complete with pumpkins, dancing, twilight tours on utility vehicles, a rock-climbing wall, face painting, tarot card reading, and a trick or treating trail. Participants are invited to wear a costume, bring glow sticks, and embrace the spookiness. Food trucks will be on hand selling food and drink.
Admission is $27 for ages 13 and up, $15 for 12 and under; and free for 2 and younger.
For an additional fee, visitors can add on a zip line adventure. Kids get unlimited rides on a 146-foot zipline, plus tricks and treats, for $46.65. Adults get a 45-minute to hour-and-15-minute tour that includes three ziplines that range in length from 777 feet to 1,074 feet for $107.28.
I’ve ventured to the park to ride the network of zip lines twice, and my blood-curdling screams are probably still echoing in the gorge I soared across. Expect to zoom over a tree-filled crevice like Catwoman minus the grappling hooks. I bet doing this at night, under starry skies, will add a whole new element of adventure.
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The event is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the zip line area of the park, 1760 State Highway 71 West in Cedar Creek.
McKinney Roughs Nature Park is one of 41 parks operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Purchase tickets here.