Turkey Point Challenge
Your Park Quest Adventure at Elk Neck State Park requires you to use your detective skills to uncover some secrets about the history and ecology of the area. This will require you to complete an easy-to-moderate round-trip hike of 1.6 miles and should take you 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Your Quest begins from the Turkey Point parking lot and requires you to solve a series of puzzles. The puzzle sheet can be found below on this web page. Be sure to print the document before you begin your Quest. As you hike to Turkey Point, you will discover fascinating facts, such as where to view migrating hawks and where poison ivy likes to grow. Once you arrive at the lighthouse, you will find clues on the surrounding signs and monuments to learn which two bodies of water are visible from Turkey Point and other interesting information about the lighthouse itself. Once you have used your super sleuthing skills to complete the final puzzle, you have completed your Quest! Don’t forget to get your passport stamped!Our experience:
We spent a great day Saturday exploring the park and the lighthouse. We ran into Team LaCasse at the Point as they were finishing up and heading out and had a nice chat. The volunteers at the lighthouse and giftshop were very friendly and helpful. Dad took the 3 big kids up to the top while Mom stayed down with the 3 little ones. After completing the quest we had a picnic lunch under the shade tree near the lighthouse and then hiked the trail down to the waters edge to do some geocaching. It was a nice sunny day and there were plenty of visitors enjoying this great spot and wonderful park. The challenge was fun and informative. The new trees, bushes and grass near the parking lot looked great and look forward to coming back to see more green!