Highlighted here are our current programs offered by the Friends of Hudson Parks in conjunction with our sponsors and partners.
Hike Hudson 2018! Bigfoot Has Returned! (9/1 – 11/30)
The Friends of Hudson Parks’ annual hiking event Hike Hudson! has kicked off, with two challenges this year.
Challenge 1: Hike 8 parks by November 30 in Hike Hudson – In Search of Bigfoot to meet the challenge. This Friends of Hudson Parks’ event runs September 1 – November 30. Hike Hudson forms are available here and detailed information on the challenge and prizes, courtesy of Kindred Metal, is here. Completed forms can be dropped off at Open Door Coffee or the Destination Hudson Visitor Center by November 30.
Challenge 2: Visit Maple Grove Park for the ‘In Search of Bigfoot’ Multi-Cache, a new challenge by the Muddy Dawgs this year for Geocaching Bigfoot enthusiasts. Cache details can be found here; click here for more information on the challenge and prizes, also courtesy of Kindred Metal.
Hike Hudson and other 2018 activities are made possible in part through the support of “Best Friends” annual sponsor, Hudson Preschool Parents.
Geocaching Adventure 2018
Are you ready to explore the Hudson parks searching for some unique and challenging caches? The Friends of Hudson Parks Geocaching Adventure continues in 2018 with the launch of a new series of caches at the beginning of April. This is a perfect activity to get out into the parks to enjoy in any season. The 2018 caches hidden in 6 of the Hudson Parks are the following:
FOHP1-18 Bicentennial Woods
FOHP2-18 Darrow Road Park
FOHP3-18 Cascade Park
FOHP4-18 Trumbull Woods
FOHP5-18 Maple Grove Park
FOHP6-18 Hudson Springs Park
There is also a 7th bonus cache: FOHP Bonus – 2018. Find the code in each of the 6 caches to determine the coordinates for this bonus cache which is located in Hudson Springs Park. All 7 caches will remain available at least through the end of 2018.
Record the code you find in each of the 6 caches on the 2018 Geocaching Adventure form (click here to download the form).
Add the sticker you will find in the bonus cache and drop your completed form in the mailbox at the Hudson Springs Park entrance booth or mail the completed form to Friends of Hudson Parks, P.O. Box 941, Hudson, OH 44236. Each cacher who turns in a properly completed form will receive an original 2018 Friends of Hudson Parks pathtag (while supplies last). Your pathtag will be mailed to you. In addition, those returning a completed form by November 30, 2018 will have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from a local merchant.
You will need to register and create an account at Geocaching.com – registration is free and quick to do. In addition to the 2018 FOHP series of caches, all of the caches placed for the 2016 and 2017 series and a few of the caches from the 2014 and 2015 series remain available to be found.