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Hit the trail for tricks and treats, fun and eats
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Kirsten Boettcher gives candy to 2-year-old Angel Scott Saturday during last year's Trick or Treat on the Trail event at Rock Creek Park in Gainesville. This year's event will be held at the Midtown Greenway.

Trick or Treat on the Trail

When: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Where: Midtown Greenway, Grove Street

How much: Free

More info: 770-531-2680, www.gainesville.org/recreation

A new Halloween tradition begun last year will continue this season when Gainesville Parks and Recreation presents its 2nd annual Trick or Treat on the Trail.

The Midtown Greenway on Grove Street will come alive with superheroes, goblins and princesses from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.

The Midtown Greenway trail will be lined with whimsically painted house fronts, games, bounce houses and a petting zoo.

“Trick or Treat on the Trail was created to give children a safe alternative for trick or treating without losing the traditional feel of dashing door to door and also to highlight our community’s trail systems,” said Julie Butler Colombini, marketing and communications manager for the Parks and Rec department.

Last year’s event at Rock Creek Park was overflowing with trick-or-treaters enjoying the fun events while collecting treats.

Colombini said the event was moved to the Midtown Greenway this year because its 12-foot wide trails and large open space allowed room for more visitors.

“The Midtown Greenway is the newest gem in our city’s greenway system, and we want everyone to enjoy it,” she said.

Visitors can bring canned food donations to aid the Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s Pool Pumpkin Patch Palooza.

For more information, contact 770-531-2680 or visit www.gainesville.org/recreation.