So what IS a Trivia Quest?

This activity is a self-guided, un-timed, non-competitive way to get some exercise, learn something new, and appreciate the planet that provides us with every means of life and living we could ever hope to ask for.

The Trivia Quest is the brain child of Jean Gomory, Watershed Specialist for the Warren County Conservation District.  With  help from Gary Lester formerly of Family Services of Warren County this program encourages people to get out into nature and try  a new activity such as snow-shoeing or mountain biking.  In addition to new outdoor excursions people can learn things they never knew they never knew about the environment.

This event works like a treasure hunt where participants have to follow directions given on each clue that will take them through a course of right and wrong answers until they reach the cache box at the end of the course.  Don’t worry if you head off in the wrong direction.  The instructions on each clue will give you specific directions to get you back on the right track. At other times, the course is one way and you simply continue down the trail from post to post.

The adventure continues…

One Trivia Quest event is held each season.  It may be connected to an established event like Winterfest, held every winter at Chapman State Park; or it could be a stand-alone event, in which case you’ll have to keep an extra-wary eye on the local newspaper for the date and location.

The goal of this project is to encourage outdoor activity in combination with outdoor education.  Have fun while trying a new activity like hiking or cross-country skiing and also learning about the environment that provides such breathtaking vistas.

What you can do to help…

At the end of each Trivia Quest trail is a cache box with token prizes and survey cards.  Jean and Gary need to report on the number of participants the Trivia Quest draws every season so they’re asking you to fill out a short survey card at the end of each event you partake in.  Your help is greatly appreciated in improving this event every season.

Fall Update!

Despite the not-so-wonderful weather over Labor Day weekend at least 21 people participated in this activity at Chapman State Park.  Thank you to everyone who took part in this fun, educational event and a special thank you to those who took the time to fill out our surveys.

If you would like to be added to our “Trivia Quest Enthusiasts” e-mail list to receive updates on each upcoming event simply e-mail Jean at

Click here to view the informative brochure.