Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt 2024

July 1 - 31, 2024

Get ready for MHLC's Summer Hike-a-thon Scavenger Hunt!
This year there will be painted reptile and amphibian cutouts hidden at all 22 preserves.
We're teaming with Art on the Rail Trail again this year, so be sure to check out the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail for critters too! Thanks to our event sponsor, Stewart's Shops, participants will receive FREE ice cream!

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 and will also be posted HERE.
  2. Visit an MHLC Preserve or Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail to search for hidden critters.
    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 a prize.
  4. Send your selfies to before the August 5th deadline to get a gift card for a free Stewart's Shops ice cream cone.
Scavenger Hunt CluesART Sculpture location guide
Click here for extra help.

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