On Friday, November 23, Hale is taking part in the movement to #OptOutside with a free scavenger hunt. This self-guided adventure encourages kids, parents, friends, and neighbors to spend time together exploring nature rather than spending time and money at a shopping mall.
“It’s our way of reminding people that no matter what season we’re in, it’s important to get outside and stay active. Nature can positively impact our lives year-round,” said Hale Executive Director Eric Arnold.
Last year, nearly 200 people participated in the event. In 2018, the year of Hale’s centennial, the hope is that even more will explore Hale’s trails, stopping at historical sites and completing activities along the way. From Nature Bingo to stickers, adventurers never know what they might find at any given location. This year’s two-mile route begins at Hale’s Trading Post and even includes a “challenge waypoint” for those seeking a higher level of difficulty (and extra mile of hiking). One lucky registrant will win a Hale Summer Club Staycation Pass valued at $530.
Registration is not required for the event, but people are encouraged to check out Hale’s website and Facebook page for more information.