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SIMSBURY STORY HUNTS

Explore the charming town of Simsbury while you solve a mystery! Follow a trail of clues as you walk through the historic town center, and pick up delicious treats from local purveyors along the way. By the time you solve the mystery, you'll have collected the makings of a lovely picnic, which you can enjoy at your final stop!

LAUNCHING JULY 2021

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WHAT'S A STORY HUNT?

Simsbury Story Hunts are a fun and unique outdoor activity perfect for families, couples and groups of friends.  Imagine a cross between a scavenger hunt, an escape room, and a progressive meal, and you've got a good idea what a Story Hunt will be like!

When you begin your hunt, you will have only the first paragraph of an epic mystery adventure story, and the starting location of a specific walking route through the center of Simsbury.  

 

At each location along the way, you'll find additional installments of the story, along with clues that will point you to the next stop on your journey. At some stops, you'll solve a puzzle, and at others, you'll pick up a food item.  Your goals are to follow the story to its end, solve the mystery, and collect the components of a delicious picnic to enjoy at your journey's end!

Each trail will lead you on a scenic route that laces together charming historic sites, secret gardens, obscure and fascinating landmarks, and beautiful scenery. Discover the hidden gems sprinkled throughout the delightful town of Simsbury!

HOW DO TICKETS WORK?

During our inaugural summer, Story Hunts are only available

on Saturdays between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.  

Choose the specific mystery you would like to solve, and purchase a ticket online

for each of the people in your party.  At this point, you do not have to choose a specific date to use those tickets. 

48 hours before you would like to complete your hunt, contact us to confirm your date. As soon as we receive your confirmation, we will send you the Launch Codes that you'll need to begin your adventure. 

 

In other words, check the weather first.  Then, on the Thursday before the Saturday that you'd like to hunt, contact us and we'll send over the initial location, the beginning of your story, and the punch cards that you will need to show at each food stop to pick up your picnic items.  

This two-step process allows you to adjust your date if the weather is bad, and allows our food vendors enough time to prep the items you'll be picking up. 

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WHERE ARE THE ROUTES?

Each route will start and end in the center of Simsbury,

near the convenient free public parking lots. 

Routes will zig zag along Hopmeadow Street, Iron Horse Boulevard and Drake Hill Road, with a few secret extensions here and there along the way. 

Most routes are between one and two miles long.  Some routes include optional short hikes along the nearby Simsbury Land Trust trails, if you're enjoying a beautiful day and would like to stay outdoors longer!

 

 

WHAT WILL WE
BE EATING?

Your picnic will be a mystery, just like the storyline you'll be solving.  Your exact meal will depend on your route and the food vendors along the way, but you can expect a fun array of breads, cheeses, meats, fruits, pastries, desserts and drinks.  The local businesses that you'll visit are all independent shops and restaurants who are excited to share their unique specialties with you. 

Food allergies and sensitivities can be accommodated on every route.  Just let us know what you can and cannot eat when you confirm your Hunt date, and we'll make sure there's something special waiting for you when you arrive. 

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CAN I GIVE A HUNT
AS A GIFT?

Absolutely!

Gift card links are coming soon. 

CAN MY BUSINESS PARTICIPATE?

Yes!  Please contact us using the link below.  

As soon as we have enough interested businesses located near each other, we'll launch a new route. 

Simsbury story hunts
will launch in july, 2021!

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