Mohican Adventure Hunt is June 10

Mohican Adventure Hunt is June 10

The Mohican Adventure Hunt is slated to kick off Saturday, June 10 at the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville. Pictured is last year’s winning team, the Henleys, completing the task of folding a fitted shirt at the Hemlock Inn.


The Mohican Adventure Hunt is slated to kick off Saturday, June 10 at the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville.

The adventure hunt is a hybrid scavenger hunt that sends teams racing across the Mohican area to discover landmarks, find rare items and complete tasks.

“It’s a bit like a mixture of a traditional scavenger hunt and The Amazing Race,” museum curator Kenny Libben said.

Each landmark, find or task is assigned a point value, and teams must submit photographs or videos to prove they completed it. The first team to complete all tasks or the team with the most points at the deadline wins.

The hunt was first held in 2021 and grew in popularity in 2022 with participants competing for cash prizes and bragging rights. The Henleys took home the top prize last year, followed by Team Atterholt, who won in 2021 and still holds the record for most points after completing 49 of the 50 tasks that year.

The first-place team will win a $125 cash prize, and second place will go home with a $50 cash prize. The cost to register is $40 per team (vehicle) with a discounted registration for members of the museum.

The event will kick off at 10 a.m., and teams have three hours to complete their list of tasks — after which everyone is encouraged to return to the museum to find out how they stacked up against the competition. There are 50 challenges on the list of tasks, but what they are won’t be revealed until the starting bell rings for the event.

According to Libben, the list is a closely guarded secret — not even the other event staff knows what it entails.

Those interested in registering can do so on the museum’s website at until Wednesday, June 7. Participants will need a vehicle and at least one smartphone to send in photos or videos proving the completion of their tasks.

The museum also is seeking volunteers to help keep score during the event, which mostly entails verifying the completion of tasks and marking off tasks on each team’s list. Anyone with questions, wanting to register offline or wishing to volunteer is encouraged to call the museum at 419-994-4050.

All proceeds from the event help support the museum’s mission and preserve local history.

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