January 5, 2021, Submitted by The Trustees
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) today announces its first South Shore Reindeer Quest -- a self-guided scavenger hunt for Santa’s now-vacationing reindeer—available to guests at five Trustees’ properties along the South Shore starting January 16, 2021.
Visitors are encouraged to grab hiking boots, snow shoes or cross-country skis and get the family outside to scour the trails for herds of handmade, wooden reindeer at World’s End, Whitney & Thayer Woods and Weir River Farm in Hingham, the Norris Reservation in Norwell, and Two-Mile Farm in Marshfield.
“People want to get out of the house in a safe and socially distanced way and The Trustees is finding fun and creative ways to encourage them,” said Trustees South Shore Portfolio Director Anne Smith-White. “Kids of all ages will love finding the reindeer while exploring the outdoors and taking in the natural beauty of some of The Trustees’ most special places.”
Reindeer are crafted by Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops from Hingham, Norwell and Scituate, and hidden along the trails. Each one has a special personality, which visitors can discover by scanning a QR code with their phone. Guests who want to know what flavor of ice cream reindeer like best, or what their favorite reindeer game is can visit all five properties to find out. Along the way, guests are encouraged to snap a selfie with their favorite deer and post to social media using the hashtags #SSreindeerquest and #thetrustees to be entered to win a fun prize.
The Trustees would like to thank Hingham Brownie Troops 67828, 67827, 82286 and 70772, Daisy Troops 70716, 83316, and 70755, and Cadette Troop 86070, Norwell Brownie Troop 67848 and Junior Troop 62333, and Scituate Bear Den 3 – Pack 7 for their assistance and bringing cheer to everyone on the South Shore.
Reindeer will visit the properties from January 16 to February 28, 2021. This event is free, although visitors to World’s End must pre-register for parking. For more information, visit https://thetrustees.org/event/59605/
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