The Fairfax County Park Authority is offering a free scavenger hunt with video clues in the Cub Run Stream Valley. Grandmother Frost has lost her gifts for the woodland animals, and it’s your job to help her find the presents as you walk through the forest behind Cub Run RECenter. Videos at stops along the trail lead you to your goal and teach you about the animals in the woods.
It’s another safe, outdoor family fun adventure from the Park Authority, which has created multiple family opportunities during the pandemic. At Cub Run, visitors follow a trail of clues by scanning QR codes with a smart phone to learn the gifts the animals are receiving. Snowflake markers along the path guide you to each clue.
Snowflake Trail starts at a kiosk at the Cub Run RECenter circle just across from the center’s main entrance. Find more info on this map. It follows a loop trail through forest and other habitats back to the center’s parking area. The trail, on both paved and mulched surfaces, is just less than a mile long. No RECenter entry pass is needed to participate.
The Trail opened December 18, 2020. The end date for the Snowflake Trail has been extended to January 31, 2021. Parking is available in the Cub Run RECenter parking lot. An introductory video is online.
Cub Run RECenter is at 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly, Va. For more information, call Cub Run at 703-817-9407 or visit Cub Run RECenter.