Fall 2019 Candlelight Hike FestivalFallCandlelightHike.jpg

Sponsored by the Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve

Friday, Oct. 25th
6-9 p.m.

Walk trails lit by torches and jack-o'-lanterns. Character programs and other family-friendly events will take place throughout the evening.

Copies of the event map will be available at all event entrances. A suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family helps fund future programs and events sponsored by the Friends.


Candlelight Hike sponsors

A special thank you to the following 2019 sponsors:   

  • Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve
  • Active Portage County 
  • Cee Dee Acres

"Schmeeckle on Stage" character programs: 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.Theaterfox_final.jpg

The new amphitheater is here, and the fox, deer and other wildlife of Schmeeckle are excited to show off their talents as they audition for the greatest play of all time! Who will get the leading role? 

The same family-friendly program will be presented twice at the new Pankowski Friends Amphitheater.


Other events all evening:

  • Popcorn and hot chocolate for sale
  • S'mores around the campfire
  • Passport Stations featuring hands-on activities
  • Check out the fall sale in the Gift Shop
  • Explore the new Pankowski Friends Amphitheater
  • Live raptors on display, courtesy of Rex Runke

Pets: Please note that pets (except service animals) are not allowed in the Reserve at any time.

For more information, please contact us.