Now that we're into mid-fall, it's a great time to get outside and admire nature's transition into the next season. To get a prime view of the multicolored leaves covering — or abandoning — our local trees, take advantage of The Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery's "Fall Foliage Tour" on Saturday, October 20, at noon. Visitors will receive a tour of the cemetery focused around the variety of trees on its grounds. The meeting location will be at North Gatehouse, opposite Robinson Drive. Admission is $5, or free for members of the Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Looking for something a bit more spooky? Feel the spirits of the night ignite at the "Grand Torch Light Tours" on Saturday, October 20, and Tuesday, October 23, starting at 6 p.m. A special tour path will be lit by torches, allowing you to learn about some of the cemetery's most interesting residents in the more evocative dark. The meeting location will be at the North Entrance Gatehouse, opposite Robinson Drive. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the event; note, these tours are very popular and get packed quickly. For more information on FOMH tours call 461-3494 or visit fomh.org.
If the idea of being out after dark sounds hauntingly thrilling, Genesee Country Village and Museum's "Spirits of the Past" may be right up your alley. On Fridays, October 19 and 26, and Saturdays, October 20 and 27, theatrical tours highlighting 19th century horror stories will run 6-9:30 p.m. While wandering through the historic setting of the Genesee Country Village (1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford) witness scenes from Edgar Allan Poe, the creators of "Sweeney Todd," and other spooky tales. Tours depart every 10 minutes. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 members. For reservations (required) call 538-6822, and visit gcv.org for more info.