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October 25, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Ghoulees in the Coulees


Norskedalen hosts Ghoulees in the Coulees October 25th-26th, 2019, providing a fun, yet scary and haunting, experience for the whole family in this beautiful natural and cultural area near Coon Valley in southeastern La Crosse County.

At Ghoulees in the Coulees, you can take a half-mile walk through chilling and thrilling spook stations along one of their wooded trails lined by hundreds of carved, lit pumpkins. Once you navigate this, you’ll regain your wits and end up with a treat and hot apple cider at Bekkum Homestead, a historic homestead over 100 years old, illuminated only by the light of the moon and jack-‘o-lanterns.

Norskedalen Ghoulees

Some of what awaits in the dark in Norskedalen during Ghoulees in the Coulees. Is this out of focus? Or are they ghosts??

Along with the hike, you can enjoy storytelling, fortune-telling, grabbing a snack around the roaring fireplace, and walking through the haunted barns and other buildings. While it can be fun for kids of all ages, you may want to plan earlier hikes while it’s still light out for the very young and “faint of heart.” Earlier hikes around 5-7pm, hikes are less scary (the spooks do not try to scare you, but may offer a high-five, handshake, or wave). Conversely, 7-10:30pm, hikes are SUPER SCARY. They mean it! Chilling ghost stories designed to give you goosebumps will also be told at the end of your hike, making regaining your wits tricky for some. Fortune tellers will also be there to peer into your future.

Norskedalen’s Ghoulees in the Coulees Haunted Hikes take place Friday and Saturday October 25th & 26th, with start times from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets for the hikes are $10 per person, $15 after 10/22/18. Advance reservations are required.

Norsekdalen Ghoulees in the Coulees prepares for State Trunk Tour's Eric Paulsen

Norsekdalen Ghoulees in the Coulees prepares for State Trunk Tour’s Eric Paulsen.

You’ll find Norskedalen (which means “Norwegian Valley”) along County PI between Highway 162 and U.S. 14/61 just north of Coon Valley in southern La Crosse County. It’s a beautiful drive through the Driftess Area, right as the trees drop the rest of their colorful leaves.

Address for Ghoulees in the Coulees:

Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
N455 O Ophus Road
Coon Valley, WI 54623
(608) 452-3424
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Start: October 25, 2019 5:00 pm
End: October 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Venue: Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
Phone: 608-452-3424
Address:
N455 O Ophus Road, Coon Valley, WI, 54623, United States
Cost: 10