RELEASE — Everyone is invited to join the Friends of The Cataraqui Trail and Cataraqui Conservation on a family friendly fundraising Quest. Participants can choose to bike or hike the Cataraqui Trail and find clues to help fill out their Quest passport, with a cool prize awaiting those that complete the task. The Cataraqui Trail Quest starts June 1 and runs until Sept. 17, 2021.
This is a great way to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and explore parts of the Cataraqui Region you may never have visited before.
Those choosing to participate in the Cat Trail Quest fundraiser are asked to register in advance. After you complete your registration, you will get an email with a PDF download of your passport. Follow the clues in the passport, fill in the activities, then go back to the website, click on the ‘complete quest’ button and answer the question correctly to complete the hunt.
Everyone who completes the quest by answering the questions correctly by Sept. 17 will receive a prize on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the location you selected when you complete the Quest. There are different levels of difficulty for different age groups.
Children – once you register and download your passport, bike or hike the Trail and find clues that match your book. Complete the passport by colouring in and/or filling in the blanks. You will be given hints (trail crossroads) and the clue is within 3 km of the crossroad. Once you complete your passport, go back to the website, click on ‘complete quest’ button, then answer the question correctly to complete the quest.
Tweens, Teens and Adults – once you register and download your passport, bike or hike the Trail and find the clues that match your book. You will be given hints (crossroads) and the clue is within 3 km of the crossroad. Complete your passport by figuring out whose lunch was eaten by the raccoon using what you found on trail, and the clues in your passport. Once you complete your passport, go back to the website, click on the ‘complete the quest’ button, then answer the question correctly to complete the quest. This activity is a cross between a scavenger hunt and the board game ‘Clue’.
Officials from Cataraqui Conservation and the Friends of the Cataraqui Trail ask participants to not spoil the quest for others by sharing photos, clues, or your passport on social media. You are welcome to take photos with the ‘I found it!’ sign near the clues.
Also, please be respectful to other Cataraqui Trail users by following all Public Health COVID-19 guidelines such as physical distancing, limiting groups, wearing a face covering when physical distancing is not possible, staying home if you or a family member is not well, and practicing safe hygiene. Please leave no trace – pack in and pack out and dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Registration opens June 1, 2021:
- Children – $10 registration
- Adults – $35 registration
- Group of 4 – $75 registration