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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page D9

Rochester, New York
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Sunday, October 18, 2015
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Up for a fright or events that go b ump in the night? Learn about Rochester history on one of several nighttime ghost walks, hop on a haunted hayride or run with mummies and monsters through Mount H ope Cemetery. With so many active H alloween-themed options on tap in the Rochester region this month — ranging from running races to bowling and ziplining in the dark — you may have trouble deciding what to do first. We’ve got you covered: S pooky Zipline Tour: Strap on a headlamp for the s pooky zipline canopy tours at Bristol Mountain’s summit, 5662 State Route 64, South Bristol, Ontario County. On Friday and Saturday evenings in October, Bristol Mountain’s Aerial Adventures becomes Scae- rial Adventures, with a Halloween Headlamp Tour. T he 2 ½-hour canopy tour has haunted ziplines, eerie bridges, zombies and warewolves. There’s a family- friendly option. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30. Reservations are recommended. Tickets cost $43 per person. (585) 374-6000. H aunted Hayride: Tour the dark, winding roads of the DeFisher Apple Orchards to a paranormal hot spot in Williamson, Wayne County, at Haunted Hay- rides of Greater Rochester. This popular scary attract ion offers 30-minute hayrides through the woods at night, followed by a 15-minute tour through the Screa- matorium. There’s also a spinning tunnel, 3-D maze a nd scary movie clips shown in the Mummy Theatre. Tours are from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 24 and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 25 (also on Thursday, Oct 22.) Tickets cost $15-$20 in advance or $19-$24 at the door. Children are welcome, but the frightful experience isn’t recommended for children under 8. (585) 423-2991. h N ightmare Manor: You’ve heard for years that this Henrietta-based haunted house is the scariest in town — and my husband would be the first to agree. D uring his most recent trip through Nightmare Manor, he screamed himself hoarse, accidentally kicked a clown who spooked him mightily and tried to e scape by running through a wall. He deemed it “terrifying.” This Rochester-area mainstay, located in South Town Plaza, 3333 West Henrietta Road, is open T hursdays through Sundays through Nov. 1. (7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and from 7:30 p.m. t o midnight Fridays and Saturdays.) Tickets cost $18$20 for adults and are $2 less for students with ID. (585) 455-9781. R un with the Zombies: Run a cross country 5K at theinaugural Zombie Fun Run at the Bay View Family YMCA, 1209 Bay Road, Webster, on Sunday, Oct. 18. D ress as a zombie for the 9 a.m. race on uneven terrain and through fall foliage. Prizes will go to top f inishers and best zombie costumes. Entry is $25 for adults and $20 for children 12 and younger. (585) 3413061. Monster scramble: Mummies and monsters will fill the pathways of Mount Hope Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 18. A 5K and 10K race begin at 10 a.m. at the cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave., and benefits the Upstate N ew York Chapter of the National MS Society. Dress in costume as there are prizes for the fastest runners and the best dressed. There’s one 5K loop, which 10K runners will complete twice. Participants of the 1 -mile walk will trick-or-treat along the r oute. Entry is $25 for the 5K or 10K and is $5 for the mile walk. Both rates rise by $5 on race day. Parking (and s huttle buses) will be at the Al Sigl Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave. (585) 2710805. T our Mount Hope Cemetery: It’s not spooky or scary, but I’d be remiss not to include the Grand Torch Light tours at M ount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 20. This popular t our is an annual fundraiser for the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery, a group that preserves and promotes the 1 96-acre historic cemetery. Tours run from 5:55 to 8:45 p.m. in the cemetery, leaving every 10 to 15 minutes from the N orth Gatehouse, 791Mt. Hope Ave., opposite Robinson Drive. The walking t our will include stories about some of the more than 350,000 people buried in the cemetery, which was founded in 1838. Tickets cost $9 in advance or $10 on site (cash or check only). Tours will be held rain or shine. Parking is not permitted within the cemetery. (585) 4 61-3494. L andmark Society Ghost Walk: Take a walk on the darker side of Rochester’s past on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 with true history gory stories told by recently resurrected Rochesterians in p eriod costumes. These lantern-led guided walking tours are pre- s ented annually by the Landmark Society of Western New York. Walks begin at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Ave. Tours last about one an hour and leave every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (585) 546-7029 M oonlight Maze: Run through the five-acre corn maze at Long A cres Farm in Macedon, Wayne County, on Oct. 23, 24 and 30. Moonlight maze hours permit entry from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with the maze closing at 11p.m. Entry is $11per person and visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight or headlamp to make their way through the maze after dark. (315) 986-4202. l 1 9th century Halloween: Head to the Genesee Country Village & Museumfor several spirited events in late October. Take an after- hours tour by candlelight through the museum’s village streets Thursday. Oct 22 through Saturday, Oct. 24. The theatrical Spirits of the Past tour lasts 75 to 90 minutes and will feature stories by the B rothers Grimm. Tours depart every 10 minutes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 and from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 24. Entry is $23 ($4 less for museum members). Preregistration is required. Children can dress in costume to trick-or-treat in the museum’s village from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Other event activities, geared for children under 8, include a scavenger hunt, spooky s torytelling, wagon rides and roasting marshmellows over an open fire. Tickets cost $6 for children, $4 for children who are museum members. Adults accompanying trick-or-treaters and infants are free. The museum is at 1410 Flint Hill Road in Mumford. (585) 5386 822 Halloween Trolley: Take a trip on a 1920s-era trolley at the New York Museum of Transportation in Rush on Saturday, Oct 24. This f amily-friendly event features a ride on a trolley to a nearby pumpkin patch, where riders will pick a pumpkin to decorate at the museum, 6393 E. River Road. There is trick-or-treating and a Spooky Halloween Walk in the museum. Ride times are at 11a.m., 12:30, 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m. and reservations are required. Tickets cost $12 per person. The trolley is not handicapped-accessible. B owling Party: Head to Clover Lanes in Brighton for some fam- i ly-friendly Halloween fun from 1to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. The three-hour party will feature Glow Bowling with black lights, lasers and music. Trick-or-treat from lane to lane, take part in a costume c ontest or play other games. Entry is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Pre-registration is encouraged at Clover Lanes, 2750 Monroe Ave., (585) 244-1484 or F right on Ice: A family-friendly Halloween-themed ice skating party will be held at Bill Gray’s Regional IcePlex, 2700 Brighton- Henrietta Townline Road, Brighton, on Friday, Oct. 30. Dress in c ostume to skate to Halloween music and spooky movies playing on the 40-foot screen from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Costume prizes will be a warded. Entry is $6 and skate rental is $4. (585) 424-4625. Pumpkins in the Park: Hundreds of runners dress in costume for t his hilly 5K through Cobbs Hill Park and its adjacent neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 31. Pumpkins in the Park5K race begins at 9 a.m. and kids’ races follow at 9:45 a.m. Race fee is $22-$25 for the 5K and $ 10 for kids’ races (mile, half-mile). Entry to the shortest kids’ race (1/4 mile) is free. For more details, call (585) 697-3338 or go to y Not all local Halloween-themed activities are listed. Many communities and neighborhood groups also host fall parties, parades and picnics. Contact your neighborhood association to see what’s happening near your home. FILE PHOTO Donna Deisinger of Chili, left, holds on tightly to her friend, Annemarie Beachel of Walworth, as they walk through the Nightmare Manor haunted house in Henrietta's South Town Plaza in 2006. 13 HALLOWEEN THEMED A DVENTURES VICTORIA FREILE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FILE PHOTO Susan Woodward and Eric Zwald rehearse for Ghost Walk, the Landmark Society benefit where actors tell true history gory stories. JEFF WITHEROW Caleb Gasparri, 2, runs in the kids quarter mile with his mother Jennifer Gasparri at the Pumpkins in the Park 5K in Cobbs Hill Park. DemocratandChronicle .com Sunday,October18,2015 Page9D For a listing of recreational activities,check the "Get Out" page in Weekend magazine or click on "Events" at Bike for change: Cycle 19 m iles to commemorate the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution at the Wheels of and for Change Bike Ride on Sunday. The free ride begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s Visitor Center, 136 Fall St., Seneca F alls. Riders must bring a bike, h elmet, food, water and repair tools. (315) 568-2991. S teelhead talk: Learn about steelhead fish- i ng in western New York and the Lake Erie tributaries at the Canandaigua Lake Chapter of Trout Unlimited’s upcoming meeting on Monday. New York state Department of Conservation Region 9's steelhead guru Jim Markham will share the latest about the state’s regulations, stocking, hot spots and more. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Build- i ng 5 Auditorium, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandai- g ua. (585) 360-1812. Walk the swamp: Take a g uided walking tour of the Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary in Penfield on Saturday, Oct. 24, with tree expert Frank Crombe. The walk, sponsored by the Burroughs Audubon Nature Club, begins at 10 a.m. at 1581Jackson Road, Penfield. (585) 8895 644. THREE BEST BETS

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