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Join Us on October 8 for “Traverse the City” – A Scavenger Hunt of Historic Proportions!

The town of Provo, Utah currently holds the Guiness World Record for organizing the largest scavenger hunt in history with 2,079 participants. Now, a world record may be a bit ambitious, but we’re hoping to have an awesome turnout at the upcoming event we are hosting with our friends at The Little Fleet.

Life and Whim and Traverse City’s favorite neighborhood hangout, The Little Fleet, are pleased to announce “Traverse the City” – A Scavenger Hunt of Historic Proportions! This FREE, family-friendly affair  will be an exciting way to explore Traverse City in a new way.

This event, like others we’ve hosted, will include elements and activities that will encourage friends, families and especially kids to get outside, meet new people and have fun. “Traverse the City” will also enable participants to learn some interesting historical facts unveiled by clues that will lead teams through downtown Traverse City.


About the Scavenger Hunt

There are many different ways to run a scavenger hunt. There’s the “Amazing Race” style, that involves darting through traffic and eating weird things. There’s the “The Da Vinci Code” format, which requires mind-bending code breaking. And there’s the urban adventure approach, in which participants take photos of themselves in weird places with strange people.

“Traverse the City” is different. It’s not a race, per se, and there will be no winner crowned at the finish. It’s simply intended to be a fun, exciting and go-at-your-own-pace afternoon adventure capped by an after-party featuring drink specials at The Little Fleet. In addition, there will be a craft table to keep the kids busy, engaged and having fun after the hunt is over.

All of the details are available on our registration page. Once you’ve registered (note that there are separate email registration fields for current subscribers and new subscribers to Life and Whim) you’ll receive updates and information about the scavenger hunt via email.

The scavenger hunt will take place on Saturday, October 8. It will start at 1 p.m. (but since it’s not a race you can complete the hunt at any time that afternoon) and the drink specials and after-party at The Little Fleet will run until 4 p.m. For example, if you have a 1 p.m. soccer game or birthday party to attend, you can start the scavenger hunt at 2:30 p.m. and still have time to enjoy something delicious from a food truck and a drink at the after-party. The list of clues to solve will be emailed to registered participants by 11 a.m. on the morning of the hunt. Additional print-outs of the clues will be available at The Little Fleet starting at noon on October 8. Answers to all of the clues will be posted at The Little Fleet (and emailed out after the hunt) so you can check your scavenger skills.

The hunt should only take about an hour, leaving plenty of time for fun at The Little Fleet, but please wear your walking shoes because you’ll be traversing the city on foot. Again, check out the registration page to sign-up and learn more details.

Even if you can’t do the scavenger hunt, come out to The Little Fleet – which will remain open to the public during the event – for a great afternoon.

Just because summer is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean the fun’s over in Traverse City. Not even close. With partners like The Little Fleet and ELF, how can you go wrong? We can’t wait to see you on October 8!