Looking for a safer alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, the Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation Department and its community partners hit upon a spooky solution: the Halloween Trail of Treats.

Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation and its partners will host Trail of Treats on Saturday, Oct. 31. Registration begins Oct. 3. Participants can register at kennebunkportrec.com. Dan King photo

The drive-through event on Saturday, Oct. 31, will allow trick-or-treaters and their chaperones to stay safe and sound in their vehicles while traveling through nine themed displays hosted by local businesses and organizations. Participants will receive treats to enjoy as well as a haunting holiday spirit that can’t be beat.

Beginning Oct. 3, participants can register at kennebunkportrec.com for 15-minute windows during the Trail of Treats, which will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. On the day of the event, participant vehicles can proceed at their allotted time to the Stone Road entrance to Gravelly Brook Road. Once they have checked in, they will drive by nine scary spots and receive treats along the way.

Trail of Treat hosts include Sandy Pines Campground, Batson River Brewing & Distilling, Kennebunkport Resort Collection, The Nonantum Resort, RSU 21 Kennebunkport school resource officers, Kennebunkport Fire Department, Kennebunk Portside Rotary, Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.

There is no charge for the event, but donations will be accepted to support Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation activities. Candy donations to support the event are being collected at the Chamber, 16 Water St. in Kennebunk.

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