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New Years Hike & Seek

Friday, December 31, 2021 - 8:00am - Sunday, January 2, 2022 - 8:00pm
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Rd
Hampton, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
All are welcome
Event Description: 


Did you know we have redwood trees at Goodwin? Have you ever seen one of our fire ponds? Now’s your chance to explore Goodwin’s trail system like never before, while uncovering some of our most interesting wild and historic features.


The Hike & Seek is back! Join us for Goodwin's second New Year Hike & Seek !


For this Hike & Seek event, you will receive a list of 30 nature-themed objectives to find (this list is also available at the bottom of this page). You are allowed to work in teams or as an individual—it’s a great weekend adventure for a family! In order to find all 30 objectives, you’ll have to explore multiple trails throughout Goodwin.

On each day, Friday through Sunday, we will have a tent set up throughout the afternoon to hand out maps, Hike & Seek checklists, and prizes. At the end of the day (or weekend if you're planning to attend multiple days) you can visit us at the tent to collect your prize. 

Different family-friendly prizes will be available to those who find 10, 20, or 30 of the items on the checklist. 


For the safety of both yourselves and our native habitats, please stay on the trail, watch out for poison ivy, and do not attempt to handle any wildlife. We also ask that you wear a mask when walking in close proximity to other hikers, and follow all social distancing guidelines.


This is a FREE event but registration is required to help us track attendance.


Parking Information: 
Parking available across from the Conservation Center offices
Inclement Weather: 
Rain or Shine!
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Meg Rondeau

This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.

The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.