Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt 2023

July 1 - 31, 2023

Get ready for MHLC's Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt!
This year there will be painted woodland animal cutouts hidden at all 22 preserves.
Fantastical Creatures of the Rail Trail: We're teaming with Art on the Rail Trail again this year to expand the scavenger hunt! You can find sculptures of "Fantastical Creatures" all along the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail!

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

  1. Use the form below to register for the event. Clues will be sent to registered participants before July 1.
  2. Visit an MHLC Preserve to find woodland animals or search the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail for Fantastical Creature sculptures.
    The scavenger hunt 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.


As part of our registration process, we require that all event participants agree to our Event Release and Waiver of Liability. A photography release is included in this waiver.
Read the full waiver here