Spooky Stories featured in Rail Trail Glow Walk

WESTFIELD – Enjoy a delightful combination of Halloween-themed tales and stunning autumn scenery during the 2020 Glow Walk on Thursday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 1 along the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail.

Featuring stories about a scarecrow, some local wildlife, and of course a few ghosts, there is something for everyone along the trail.

The 2020 Glow Walk features original artwork and stories by local artists and writers Susan and Kelly Buffum of the WhipCity Wordsmiths.

“Kelly and I were excited to be asked to contribute art and literature to this year’s Glow Walk. We did so last year and it went well,” said Susan Buffum, who is currently working on writing more ghost stories for a new anthology she hopes to publish in 2021.

Kelly Buffum said her ghost story for the Glow Walk takes place in the Old Burying Ground, and is included in her recently published anthology of short haunting tales.

This year’s Glow Walk is self-guided, designed to be enjoyed in small groups or individually. The route runs on the Columbia Greenway from the top of the Main Street ramp, south to the tobacco fields. Along the way, clearly marked signs with QR codes allow participants to access the stories right from their own phones.

The Glow Walk is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail. Please follow safety guidelines, including wearing masks and keeping safe distances from other trail users.

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