Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt 2022

July 1 - 31, 2022

Get ready for MHLC's Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt!
This year there will be painted bird cutouts hidden at all 22 preserves.
NEW in 2022: We're teaming with Art on the Rail Trail to expand the scavenger hunt! You can find bird-themed creations all along the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail! The Scavenger hunt begins on Friday, July 1, and ends on July 31.

Let the fun begin! Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Use the button below to register for the event. Clues will be sent to registered participants before July 1.
  2. Visit an MHLC Preserve or search the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail for birds or bird-themed pieces.
    The bird creations will remain in the the preserves and on the Rail Trail all through the month of July.
  3. Take a selfie with it! We love group photos; each person in the photo who is registered gets an ice cream card!
  4. Send your selfies to before the August 5th deadline to receive the following:
    - An ice cream card from our sponsor, Stewart's Shops,
    - One entry in the drawing to win one of the Rail Trail artworks,
    - One entry to win the grand prize, a unique birdhouse from Wildbird Junction in Delmar, and
    - Coupon from Wildbird Junction
Click here for CLUES to find birds at the MHLC Preserves

Having trouble spotting the birds at the MHLC Preserves? Click here for directions to the locations at each preserve.

Click here for ART's Birds on the Rail Trail CLUES

As part of our registration process, we require that all event participants agree to our Event Release and Waiver of Liability.
Read the full waiver here