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More Halloween fun is on the way with animals, ghouls and a trolley

The Eagle Volunteer Fire Department’s The Haunted Woods will chill and thrill you in Eagle’s Merrill Park through the end of October.
The Eagle Volunteer Fire Department’s The Haunted Woods will chill and thrill you in Eagle’s Merrill Park through the end of October.

Here’s more festive fall and Halloween fun for the whole family.

▪  Every year, Eagle’s Merrill Park transforms into The Haunted Woods, a milelong trail filled with the thrills and chills of the season and a variety of ghoulish creatures played by the Eagle firefighters. It benefits the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department’s Burn Out Fund. 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-30, Reid Merrill Park, 637 E. Shore Drive, Eagle. $10 at the gate. EagleFire.org.

▪  Jump on the Haunted Halloween Trolley Tour of “spooky” spots around Boise, including the Idanha Hotel, pictured, to hear local ghost stories and creepy tales. Tours leave from Joe’s Crab Shack, 2288 N. Garden St., Boise, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, and 21-31. $18 for 13 and older. BoiseTrolleyTours.com.

▪  Learn what goes bump in the night at Zoo Boise at the annual “Spooktacular,” a fun tour of “merry not scary” exhibits for young kids, including a black-light dance party, fun animal facts, a minimaze. See tricks from local magicians and get lots of treats. 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, 21-22, and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23, Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. $10 general, $8 seniors, $7 children 3-11. Free for 2 and younger and pass holders. 608-7760, ZooBoise.org.

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