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Scavenger hunt adopts steampunk theme

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The Jefferson County Trails Council Scavenger Hunt is a good opportunity for residents to explore the trail system. The scavenger hunt is in its fifth year.
PHOTO SUBMITTED The Jefferson County Trails Council Scavenger Hunt is a good opportunity for residents to explore the trail system. The scavenger hunt is in its fifth year.
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Jump on your pennyfarthing and come out to the Jefferson County Trails system for the fifth annual Jefferson County Trails Council Scavenger Hunt.

The Jefferson County Trails system will play host to this all-ages event from May 25 to July 5. Participants will collect clues at 10 locations along the trail to be entered in drawings for prizes like free ice cream and a gift card to Ila in Fairfield. Drawings for prizes will take place the evening of July 5 during Fairfield First Fridays in Central Park.

This event is a great way to get out and see all the trails that Fairfield and Jefferson County have to offer. Trails council chairman Stephen Pedrick said this year’s hunt will adopt a steampunk theme, mirroring Fairfield’s theme for its overnight RAGBRAI stop on July 25.

“We wanted to play off the Steampunk theme and get people excited before the largest bicycling event in the state spends the night in July,” Pedrick said. “Scavenger hunters will see a strong railroad presence in the clues for this year’s event.”

Pedrick added that, whether you are a local who knows the trails like the back of your hand, or a visitor from out of town, this event is sure to please.

Participants can pick up scavenger hunt punch cards at AJ’s Bicycle Shop in Fairfield, trailhead kiosks, Roosevelt Community Recreation Center, and M.U.M. Recreation Center. Completed punch cards should be returned to AJ’s Bicycle Shop.

Pedrick said the 30-plus mile trails system is an asset to Fairfield and Jefferson County. The scavenger hunt will take participants on much of the trails system, with Pedrick adding that “Our hope is this event will inspire people to explore more of the trails in Fairfield.”