Locals and tourists soon will have an opportunity to experience Woodstock through a scavenger hunt. The fifth annual Discover Woodstock Scavenger Hunt is free and takes participants on a journey through various areas in Woodstock; you will learn new things, explore new areas of town and visit some familiar places. There are 100 photo challenges included in the scavenger hunt and participants have Aug. 30 through Sept. 16 to complete as many as they can. The winner will receive $100 in Downtown Dollars to spend at their favorite place in Downtown Woodstock along with other prizes from downtown stores and restaurants.
Contestants can expect a variety of challenges during the scavenger hunt. You will learn about the history of Woodstock, perform an amusing task or make a funny face in your pictures. The Discover Woodstock Scavenger Hunt is a great excuse to take family and friends to restaurants, shopping destinations, parks and places in the Woodstock area you’ve never been.
Past teams have said they discovered new favorite restaurants or trails to hike. You might find a new favorite shopping spot, eatery or Woodstock recreational facility that you love. Since the scavenger hunt takes place over a few weeks, you will have plenty of time to fully explore this wonderful town.
The photo challenges are scored on a scale depending on their degree of difficulty. Although you probably will not be able to finish all 100, choose wisely so you can get the most points out of each challenge. Be creative and have fun. Participants will take photos with a camera or cellphone to have visual proof of completing the challenges in the scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt activity list will be available 9 a.m. on Aug. 30 on visitwoodstockga.com, the Downtown Woodstock Facebook page and printed copies will be available at 10 a.m. at the Woodstock Visitors Center. 770-924-0406.
By Kyle Bennett