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 Post subject: Park Quest 2019
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:56 am 
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Not geocaching but this may be of interest to some. MD DNR sponsors a Park Quest with activities at a number of parks across the state similar to an activity based scavenger hunt. From the website:

"The goal of the Park Quest Program is to engage families in outdoor activities and adventures, while exploring a variety of Maryland’s State Parks. Now in its twelfth year, Park Quest provides families a unique opportunity to learn more about the world around them through discovery while personally experiencing the many natural and cultural resources that our public lands offer. The theme for Park Quest 2019 is “Off the Beaten Path- Arts, Activities and Adventures in Maryland State Parks”."

Find more information here.


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 Post subject: Re: Park Quest 2019
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:41 am 
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We've park quested every summer for maybe 6 years now. You can definitely get your geocaching in too.

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 Post subject: Re: Park Quest 2019
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:04 pm 
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We've done Park Quest for a few years also, and I know a bunch of local cachers who are also avid Park Questers. The park service always does a good job planning it and including "quests" of varying degrees of challenge. Some of the quests are geared more towards younger kids, and others are more adventurous (e.g. longer hikes, orienteering, etc). In the past, a couple of the quests even included finding a cache in the park as one of the activities. It is worth mentioning that to "officially" participate, one of your team members has to be age 16 or under, so it's definitely aimed mainly at families with kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Park Quest 2019
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This will be our family's 5th year participating in Park Quest. As the other cachers mentioned, it's a great outdoor program sponsored by the DNR. We often go questing and caching during the summer. This year's season begins May 1st and runs through October 31st. Unfortunately the Park Quest passports are sold out for this season. Registration was early this year and sold out in less than 12 hours. However, if you're interested in the program, you can check out this website: https://dnr.maryland.gov/parkquest/Pages/Home.aspx
If you visit the different parks that were selected, you should be able to complete most of the quests just for fun. However, you'd have to pay the park entrance fees. Getting a DNR yearly Park Pass might make that more feasible.


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