Staatsburgh Scavenger HuntFree, Fun Family Activity Outdoors

Staatsburg, N.Y.  (5/24/21) — Memorial Day weekend through the end of August, Staatsburgh State Historic Site invites you to explore the beautiful grounds of the Gilded Age estate along the Hudson River (now Mills Memorial State Park) by taking a photographic scavenger hunt challenge.  A phone with a camera and walking shoes are all that’s needed to complete ten fun riddles on a loop through the beautiful landscape. All ages are invited to participate. Learn about some of the highlights of the historic grounds around the mansion while having fun!  Find the signs on kiosks in the park, and scan the QR code with your phone to get the clue sheet, or visit

Complete the hunt and submit your photographic answers via Facebook messenger (StaatsburghSHS) or email ( Anyone, or any group of visitors, completing and submitting all 10 tasks will win one free ice cream cone coupon, courtesy of Stewart’s Shops. Prizes will be available through August or while supplies last. We invite you to post on Facebook or Instagram and tag us or use the hashtag #StaatsburghScavengerHunt.  Visitors may also wish to enjoy a stroll or picnic along the river, or a hike on the woodland trails beginning in the park.

Families may also wish to hike the woodland trails beginning at Staatsburgh, have a picnic, or stroll along the Hudson River after enjoying the scavenger hunt. Staatsburgh State Historic Site is offering many free, outdoor programs this spring and summer.  For a complete list and to register:

Staatsburgh State Historic Site and the Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park are located on Old Post Road in Staatsburg, off Route 9 between Rhinebeck and Hyde Park. The historic site is one of 6 sites and 15 parks administered by the Taconic Region of New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information, call 845-889-8851, or visit Staatsburgh’s websites at and Staatsburgh’s events are listed at and

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 individual parks, historic sites, recreational trails and boat launches, which were visited by a record 78 million people in 2020. A recent university study found that spending by State Parks and its visitors supports $5 billion in output and sales, 54,000 private-sector jobs and more than $2.8 billion in additional state GDP. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. The free New York State Parks Explorer mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. To download, visit: Google Play Store, NY State Parks Explorer App or Apple Store, NY State Parks Explorer App.