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Neighbors Growing Together | May 22, 2017

Trails council to begin annual scavenger hunt

May 19, 2017

Jefferson County Trails Council is encouraging residents to put on their detective caps and come out to third annual Jefferson County Trails Council Scavenger Hunt.

The Jefferson County Trails system will play host to this all-ages event from May 27 to July 7.

This year’s event is sponsored by Jefferson County Health Center and AJ’s Bicycle Shop.

Participants will collect clues at 10 locations along the trail to be entered in drawings for prizes from AJ’s Bicycle Shop, Brown’s Shoe Fit, a Fitbit Charge, The Sweet Spot, Impact Fitness, and Ila’s in Fairfield. Drawings for prizes will take place the evening of July 7 at Central Park during Fairfield 1st Fridays.

“This event is a great way to get out and see all the trails in Fairfield and Jefferson County have to offer. We have placed the punches at 10 noteworthy locations along the trails,” said JCTC chairman Stephen Pedrick. “Whether you are a local who knows the trails like the back of your hand, or a visitor from out of town, this event is sure to please.”

This year’s event features three new location clues which challenge scavenger hunt participants to scour a location for the answer to the clue. This new twist was added to bring more awareness of the features of the trail system, rather than focusing on finding the orange punches.

Participants can pick up scavenger hunt punch cards at AJ’s Bicycle Shop, trailhead kiosks, Fairfield Roosevelt Community Recreation Center, and Maharishi University of Management Recreation Center. Completed punch cards should be returned to AJ’s Bicycle Shop.

The 30-plus mile trails system in Jefferson County is one of the area’s main outdoor attractions. The Scavenger Hunt will take participants on much of the trails system, but as Pedrick adds, “our hope is this event will inspire people to explore more of the trails in Fairfield.”

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