Ridgefield Conservation Commission’s Socially Distant Where In The Woods? Contest

Where in the Woods? 

First Selectman Rudy Marconi and The Ridgefield Conservation Commission have collaborated to sponsor an exciting and safe outdoor activity for town residents to participate in. Utilizing Ridgefield’s incredible open spaces and trails, a fun family-friendly (and socially distant) “game” has been created to encourage those who wish to participate to go outside and explore Ridgefield’s glorious trails and spaces.

Created by Conservation Commissioner Daniel C. Levine, this “safe scavenger hunt” is a fun opportunity for individuals and families to get out and hike!

The Conservation Commission has provided photos of 47 identifiable landmarks/structures/natural formations found on our trails (some easy to locate on a trail hike, some moderately easy to find, and some more challenging to locate).

Each photo contains just one specific item/formation/landmark on a specific trail or open space.

Points (84 possible!)

A point system has been created, and each photo is worth a specific number of points (easy =1, medium = 2, difficult = 3).


Participants must search for the specific location of the item/formation/landmark (shown in each photo) and must take a selfie of themselves (or their family) at the exact location shown in the photo (clearly showing the object/formation featured in the photo).

The goal of the contest is to gather as many points as possible by visiting as many open spaces and collecting photographs of yourself (or family) at the specific sites. A total of 84 points is possible.

Submit photos by June 30

Participants are asked to submit all of their photos by June 30. Those with the most points will win the contest!


Prizes will be given to those who obtain the highest number of points. Some participants might be strategic (searching for the 3-point locations and thus collecting more points) while others might attempt to visit as many locations as possible. Either way, the contest is meant to be fun, safe, and family-friendly. Different from a traditional scavenger hunt, no objects will be touched or handled and participants are reminded to practice safe social distancing if encountering others on a trail.

Please only submit your photos one you are finished with the game.

You have until June 30 to collect as many points as possible, and you should send all of your photos in one email once you are finished playing (and feel free to just do as many as you want…EVERYONE will get a mention on the press!).

Please feel free to use The Ridgefield Walk Book for detailed trail information. Completed photos should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30. Please only send one email with all photo.

The photos to be used (along with the point system) can be found and downloaded from the Conservation Commission website at this link HERE.


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