Otsego Outdoors presents a winter challenge to all adventure seekers looking for fun and exercise this winter.
The Winter Octet Challenge, the fourth of its kind, consists of cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, and hiking to highlight accessible trails for those seeking outdoor activities.
Participants choose 8 of 13 trails to complete at state parks, state forests, town parks, Otsego Land Trust properties, and private properties open to the public. A “Choose Your Own” option opens the door to different activities such as sledding, tubing, ice fishing, and more.
The Otsego Outdoors Winter Octet runs through March 19, 2022. More than 250 people have completed the challenge in less than a year, a total of 2,000 treks through waterways, bicycle paths, and trails in Otsego County.
“The challenge is great because there is a variety of ways for people to get outdoors and explore our beautiful landscape,” said Marcie Foster, Director of Stewardship at the Otsego Land Trust.
Upon successfully completing the challenge, participants receive a Winter Octet patch.
Otsego Outdoors is a collaborative effort between Otsego 2000, the Otsego Land Trust, and the Otsego County Conservation Association in order to introduce people to Otsego County outdoor activities.
Go to otsegooutdoors.org for more information.