$1 for 3 months
$1 for 3 months

Enjoy Halloween Friday at the Preserve

Special to the Star

On Friday, Oct. 30, the Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves welcome you to their first Halloween event!

It will begin at 6 and go on until 9 p.m. EST. Experience the preserve after hours in the light of the oh-so-convenient full moon, actually a blue moon!

Curious coyote
Full moon setting over St. Joe Bay.

At the base of the observation tower, Preserve Manager Dylan Shoemaker will host a marshmallow roast around a campfire. Up on the deck, Friends will be serving hot chocolate and candy. Across the street, Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca will lead visitors on a haunted tram tour. There will be scary history about the preserve and maybe some views of creatures that only come out at night.

Reservations are required for the Haunted Tram. While we are limiting the number of people on the tram to abide by CDC guidelines, we will be offering the tour at two times: 6 and 7:30 p.m.

In your reservation, please list the number of people in your group as well as your chosen tour time. Tram reservations can be made by contacting Sophia Fonseca at Meet at the main gate parking lot at the time of your tour. We suggest driving across the street for safety reasons.

Masks are required inside the visitor center. Outside, they are required if six feet of distance cannot be maintained. Costumes are encouraged.

The St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve is located at 3915 State Rd. 30A, Port St. Joe.