Kids at stone pedestal 2022Taking place through Labor Day

Staatsburgh, N.Y. — Through Labor Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site invites you to explore the beautiful Hudson River landscape by taking a photographic scavenger hunt challenge! A camera and walking shoes are all that’s needed to complete ten fun riddles on a loop through the grounds of the historic river-front estate. All ages are invited to participate – play solo or with a group. Learn about some of the highlights of the historic Gilded Age estate around the mansion while having fun! Find the signs on kiosks throughout Mills-Norrie State 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 ( Any group completing and submitting all 10 tasks will win coupons for ice cream cones, courtesy of Stewart’s Shops. Prizes will be available through September 4 or while supplies last. We invite you to post on Facebook or Instagram and tag us or use the hashtag #StaatsburghScavengerHunt.

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 family programs this 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 Parks.NY.govFacebook, and Blogger. Staatsburgh’s events are listed at

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 79.5 million people in 2022. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter


Contact: Zachary Veith | | 845-889-8851 ext. 350