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Worcester Scavenger Hunt – Update

In October, Victor Infante, Entertainment Editor at Worcester Telegram & Gazette, challenged everyone in Worcester to get out and experience some of the things going on in the City. The challenge was in the form of a scavenger hunt where participants would go to events and locations on his list and take selfies and share them with him. Here’s the story and the list:  So You Think You Know Worcester? 

Challenge accepted, Victor. I started at the Bean Counter and went from there. I’m pretty competitive and he did say “challenge” so I tried to do as many as I could. I managed to get to 9 in total which was apparently the most so I was the “winner” (I won bragging rights and the fun I had going to all these places. Go, me!). I think anyone that went out and did stuff “won”.

As a follow up to his original article, Victor invited me to be a guest on the Culture Watch podcast to talk about the places I went and things I saw. Here’s Victor’s story with the podcast: A conversation with the winner of the 2nd annual Worcester Selfie Scavenger Hunt.

The official scavenger hunt is over but I plan to continue going through the list and getting to as many of the events and places as possible. There are a lot of things I just didn’t have time to get to.

I encourage everyone to take the list and go see some stuff or make your own list of stuff you’ve been meaning to see. Whatever works best for you but get out there and have fun.

My Scavenger Hunt Photos:

Map Of The Places:

Turtle Boy Tours – The Cascades

This Turtle Boy Tour is for the nature lovers – the Cascades on the Worcester/Paxton line.  If you like hiking and/or photographing nature, this is for you. Check the maps, pick your trail,  and after your hike, get something good to eat.

The Cascades

The Cascades is 156.59 acres consisting of Cascades West, Cascades East, and Cascading Waters. It’s a great place to go for a quick walk in the woods or to take an all-day adventure. As a photographer, I enjoy visiting throughout the year. The Cascades are beautiful in every season and there’s always something interesting to see.

There’s a nicely done trail map and more information about the trails posted on the Greater Worcester Land Trust’s website.

The Food

After you’re done with your hike, there are several great places to grab some food all within a very short drive. If you want a full meal, Nancy Chang, Bushel and Peck, Tatnuck, and Nu Kitchen (formerly Nu Cafe) are all good choices. On The Rise Bakery and Cafe are also close if you just want a snack.