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THE Hudson Valley scavenger hunt in our local woods!

3 hikes, 3 levels & raffle prizes so amazing, it's fun for all ages! 

What is the HSF Hudson Valley Scavenger Hunt?


As the weather gets nicer, we want everyone to get outside to enjoy the weather and the amazing number of hikes we have around the Hudson Highlands. The HSF Hudson Valley Scavenger Hunt is an activity which uses mobile phones and QR codes to unlock clues which lead players to each of the markers along the paths. 

Participants will have the ability to enter and win a ton of great prizes from our local sponsors – most importantly, raise money for Haldane! 

About The Hikes

Hike #1: The West Point Foundry Preserve 

“This site mixes abandoned buildings and hidden waterfalls with amazing history to create one of the Hudson Valley’s must-visit destinations.” Perfect for all ages, dogs welcome, Partially wheelchair accessible. Enter at 80 Kemble Ave, or at the end of track #1 at the Cold Spring train station   


Hike #2: Nelsonville Footpath to Undercliff Yellow Trail 

This moderate hike nestled behind Haldane is a fun, easy trail which turns into a harder climb when you catch the Undercliff Trail (yellow markers.) Park or walk to enter trail in the winter parking by the Masonic Lodge. Good for age six and up, dogs welcome. 


Hike #3: Lonestar Trail / Highland Teal Trail (Drive Required)

This challenging “secret” hike off Fishkill Avenue is full of giant boulders, trees, and streams steadily climbing for a fun workout! Good for ages 8 and up. This is not a loop so you will have to hike back out. Start at the Lonestar Trailhead. Drive 301, take left onto Fishkill Rd, Lonestar Trailhead on your left. Go slowly after passing Transportation Dept. Limited parking.


How does it work?  

There are 5 markers with QR codes on each of the 3 hikes that anyone with a mobile device can scan and be directed to clues to locate the next point on the hike. The first marker for each hike will be clearly visible at each of the three trailheads.


Everyone is welcome to participate in the scavenger hunt but to be eligible for the raffle prizes, users will have to purchase tickets.  

All raffle entries must be received by Tuesday, May 30 at 6 PM. The raffle drawing Will Take Pl., Wednesday, May 31 at 9 AM.


How much does it cost to play? 


$10 to register for each hike – that's $30 for all. Each hike has fives items/locations' to find along the way, each with the ability to improve your chances in the raffle. Once you have scanned all markers on a particular hike, that will complete the hike.  On each hike, there will be extra chances to multiply your raffle entries so you want to scan them all! 


Hudson Valley Scavenger Hunt Prizes

Grand Prize for this event includes a unique RV package for two nights at Roscoe Campsite Park!

Other great prizes include from our local sponsors include: 

  • Move Cold Spring: Two-hour studio party rental

  • Mundane: Custom candle experience for two

  • Understory Market: $100 gift card

  • WYNONO + Company: $100 gift certificate 


Not into hiking but still want to help the foundation and possibly win some great prizes? Raffle tickets are just $10 per entry. All funds raised throughout the event go to the Haldane School Foundation. 


Ready to go? Enter now

Get your tickets now or along the trails.

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