Discover Outdoors

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On Oct. 5, teams navigate up to 5 miles of Central Park on a scavenger hunt, snapping photos throughout as evidence of their tracking skills

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Proceeds from the day’s events benefit the Discover Outdoors Foundation, which works to bring urban students to the outdoors.

At 10:30 a.m., hikers gather at the steps of the Museum of Natural History at Central Park West to prepare for their adventure through the Park, and teams (formed at the steps or preselected) set out on safari at 11 a.m. Over the next two hours, hikers zip through up to 5 miles of the park on the hunt for quirky landmarks and clues, snapping photos along the way as evidence of their skills. Afterward, all participants convene at Gin Mill on Amsterdam for prizes, a party with happy-hour specials, and a slideshow of the morning’s hijinks.<p>

Discover Outdoors

A hike through the fall foliage of the Shawangunk Mountains and a whiskey tasting, sea kayaking and a barbecue on a sandbar, photography classes in Central Park, volunteering with elephants in Namibia—with all of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the name Discover Outdoors is a bit modest. But it is accurate: The organization helms outdoor journeys inside and outside of the city, ranging from urban standup-paddleboarding excursions to photo shoots at the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as trips across the world, including safaris and volcano-sandboarding adventures in Tanzania. Guiding intrepid guests through these treks is Discover Outdoors' team of NY-licensed trail guides, Wilderness First Responders, and Wilderness EMTs, who help participants to learn survival skills, reach new levels of fitness, and conquer Hastenburaphobia.

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    Central Park West at 79th Street

    New York, NY 10024

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