Thursday, October 21, 2010
We arrived at Maumee Bay State Park without reservations on the assumption that in Oct there would be no problem. We quickly found out that this was not necessarily the case. We were informed that most of the park was booked solid for a Halloween weekend. Also because the park had changed the rules for the walk-in sites, many of these were already taken for the weekend which was still 9 days away. They simply pay for all the nights in-between. In the end luck was with us as there were still a few walk in sites available and once in it, we had control for up to at least two weeks.
Since this seemed to be a big event, we decided to extend our planned stay to enjoy the festivities. As the weekend approached, the park began to fill up with those who had made reservations as early as April. Decorations went up all over the place and we observed more kids than we have seen in a campground in a long time.
We picked up what we hoped would be an ample supply of candy and waited for the big day. There was a costume parade, followed by trick or treat. In the evening there was entertainment and a large bon fire and haunted trails.
We were glad that we stayed and enjoyed seeing all the fun.