MN Scavenger Hunts

1. Find a Scavenger Hunt

The icons on this map represent where Scavenger Hunts exist. Click on the icon to see how to participate in that hunt!

2. Choose Your Experience

In-Person

Visit your park or trail and try to find everything there.

Virtual Tour

Find most items in your backyard or neighborhood and find location-specific items online through a 360° virtual tour.

Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

Don’t forget to follow outdoor recreation guidelines from the Minnesota DNR and social distancing recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3. Keep Track of Your Hunt

On Your Phone

Download Adobe Acrobat

Each Scavenger Hunt is available as a mobile friendly download. This version allows you to mark check boxes and fill in answers on your phone. It requires the use of the app “Adobe Acrobat Reader.” Find out how to do this for your device below.

  1. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader via the Google Play Store.
  2. After finding it, click “Install.”
  3. After it’s installed, find your Scavenger Hunt on this web page. Be sure to click on the mobile version.
  1. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader via the App Store.
  2. After finding it, click “Get.”
  3. After it’s installed, find your Scavenger Hunt on this web page. Be sure to click on the mobile version.

On a Sheet of Paper

Each Scavenger Hunt is also available as a printer friendly download.

  • Find your Scavenger Hunt on this web page.
  • Download the printer friendly version.
  • Print the document at home.
  • Bring the printed Hunt with you and a pen or pencil.

4. Get Your Scavenger Hunt & Explore!

Parks

Anderson Park

Anderson park pinpointed on Minnesota

Friends of Anderson Park

Friends of Anderson Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Bertram Chain of Lakes Park

Bertram Lakes park pinpointed on Minnesota

Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes Park

Friends of Bertram Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Blue Mounds State Park

Friends of Blue Mounds State Park

Friends of Blue Mounds State Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Chester Woods Park

Friends of Chester Woods created the “ABCs of Chester Woods” activity. Complete and submit the activity as they direct. Any submission received to them by Labor Day will have the option to be entered into P&TC’s grand prize drawing.

Friends of Chester Woods

Friends of Chester Woods supports the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

DNR Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

The DNR at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. Learn more about the park!

Frontenac State Park

Frontenac State Park Association

Frontenac State Park Association helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Glacial Lakes State Park

Map of MN with Glacial Lakes State Park pinpointed

Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park

Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway

The Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway is a driving route throughout West Central MN. It is not a linear experience, and you can find many different points of interest. This Scavenger Hunt calls out three spots you can check out and work on the Scavenger Hunt.

Glacial Ridge Trail Development Association

Glacial Ridge Trail Development Association helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the scenic byway throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Lake Bemidji State Park

Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park

Friends of Lake Bemidji State Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Lake Louise State Park

Lake Louise State Park pinpointed on map of MN

Lake Louise State Park Association

Lake Louise State Park Association helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Lake Maria State Park

Friends of Lake Maria State Park

Friends of Lake Maria State Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Maplewood State Park

Maplewood pinpointed on MN

Friends of Maplewood State Park

Friends of Maplewood State Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Tettegouche State Park

Map showing location of Tettegouche state park

Friends of Tettegouche State Park created this web-based Scavenger Hunt. Complete the hunt on their website and submit your information with them. Please note: For this hunt, you will need access to internet while on-site at the park. Any submission received to them by Labor Day will have the option to be entered into P&TC’s grand prize drawing.

Friends of Tettegouche State Park

Friends of Tettegouche State Park supports the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Whitewater State Park

MN Map pinpointing Whitewater State Park

Friends of Whitewater State Park

Friends of Whitewater State Park helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the park throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Trails

Casey Jones State Trail

pinpointing Casey Jones State Trail on Minnesota

Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association

Friends of the Casey Jones Trail Association helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the trail throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Gateway & Brown's Creek State Trails

Map of MN with Gateway-Brown's Creek State Trail

Gateway Brown's Creek Trail Association

Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the trail throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Gitchi Gami State Trail pinpointed on Minnesota

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association

Gitchi-Gami Trail Association helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the trail throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Nelson Creek Trail (Jackson)

Friends of the Jackson County Trails

Friends of the Jackson County Trails helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the trail throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

Shooting Star State Trail

Prairie Visions/Friends of the Shooting Star Trail

Prairie Visions/Friends of the Shooting Star Trail helped make this Scavenger Hunt possible. They support the trail throughout the year. Learn more about the friends and connect with them!

5. Submit and Share

Submit Your Entry

For a Chance to Win a Prize!

Each kid who shares their experience will be entered into two prize drawings. There will be a prize drawing for each park and trail well as overall grand prizes. Entries will be accepted until September 7, 2020. Winners will be contacted the week of September 7, 2020.

Mobile Version

Follow submission instructions for Android and iPhone shared within the PDF. If you still need to submit photos, you can do so here!

Printed Version

Submit your entry with the link below!

Grand Prize

Night Hike Kit

Five lucky winners will get a Night Hike Kit! The kit includes a “Fundana” with recommendations for what to do on a night hike, a headlamp, an owl call, and an owl finger puppet.

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