Scavenger hunt at the Charlotte Park and Refuge

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The Charlotte Land Trust CLT) is excited to announce its first ever Nature Scavenger Hunt for kids and their parents. The event will take place on Saturday, May 19, from 9:30 to noon (in the event of rain, the event will take place on Sunday, May 20, at the same time). Each participant or group will receive a card and enjoy an exciting walk through the park searching for various landmarks, insects, tracks and plants…all the while exploring the wonderful natural beauty of the refuge. 

This is an event for children of all ages, and cards will be accessible to both toddlers as well as more-advanced kid naturalists (accompanied by an adult). Refreshments and snacks will be provided at the end.

The event will be organized at Charlotte Central School at 9:30 a.m. Because there is no parking at the top of the park, the Land Trust will provide a bus to take participants from CCS to the start of the scavenger hunt. Everyone will be back to the school by noon or possibly earlier. 

If you choose to park at the Greenbush Road entrance, it will take at least a half an hour to walk to the start of the hunt, which will be take place along the scenic Thorpe and Byington trails at the top of the hill. 

Participants are asked to preregister. Forms are available on the town website under the “Recreation” tab, on the CLT website or at Town Hall. Please return registrations to the Recreation Office at the Town Hall or mail them to Recreation, P.O. Box 119, Charlotte 05445. 

Questions? Call Frances Foster at (802) 343-0633.