I wandered down to Indian Cave State Park last weekend to take in the park’s Halloween events and chase fall color. I wasn’t disappointed on either front.
While some of the color had been ripped from the trees by last week’s gale force winds, there was plenty of red, yellow and green still glowing. A thick fog that hung over the Missouri River and spilled into the forested bluffs Saturday morning made for a great photo op from the overlook. I still can’t figure out why those folks who pulled up at sunrise never got out of their car?
Because I was busy photographing only a few stops on the park’s Haunted Hollow Hayrack Ride, I only saw a fraction of that incredibly popular event. But I saw enough to know with certainty that I will be taking my son down there next year and let him “enjoy” having spooks jump out of the dark woods. I’m sure he’ll like trick-or-treating in the campground, which was lit up brighter than Clark Griswold’s house at Christmas.
There’s one more weekend of Halloween fun at the park, October 26-28, with haunted hayrack rides Friday and Saturday night (call 402-883-2575 for advance tickets), as well as pumpkin rolling Saturday and horseback rides, living history demonstrations, a scavenger hunt and more Saturday and Sunday.
I’m betting there will still be come color on the trees, too. So be sure you go for a hike.