The Enchanted Mountain Challenge is the Real-Life Scavenger Hunt You’ve Been Waiting For

Adventure, Things to Do, Tours & Walks


Written by SOB Creative

Published on May 23, 2022

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As we kick off the start of summer here in Western New York, we know that everyone’s looking for the newest and most exciting things to do throughout the region. And if you’re a fan of escape rooms, geocaching, or The Amazing Race, we’ve got the perfect event for you. 

Introducing: The Enchanted Mountain Challenge. Described as a mix between an outdoor escape room and geocaching, this first of its kind event is designed to lead visitors throughout the towns of Ellicottville and Franklinville to solve a fictional mystery that’s based on the true history of the region. 


Photo courtesy Enchanted Mountain Challenge

Sound like something you want in on? Team up with friends and get ready to bring your A-game, because this 1-2 day challenge is designed to put your mind and body to the test. 

Whether you decide to complete the challenge solo or on a team, you’ll discover history that’s hidden in plain sight as you visit local establishments, hike some state forest trails, and visit monuments to collect clues and crack codes that will ultimately lead to solving a mystery. 

What’s even more exciting? Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing for a cash prize, as well as prize packs from local sponsors! 

Photo courtesy Enchanted Mountain Challenge

The Enchanted Mountain Challenge kicks off Memorial Day Weekend and runs throughout the entirety of the summer, so the time to start getting ready is now! Here’s everything you need to know before you get started: 

Date & Time: The Challenge runs from May 28 through September 5, and is meant to take 1-2 days to complete. (If you can crack the codes!)

Two Difficulty Levels: Junior Challenge (recommended for families & children ages 1-16) or Adult Challenge (ages 17+)

When to Start: Any time during normal business hours, seven days a week.

Pacing: The Challenge is completed at your own pace. If you do not finish it, or only have a few hours to start, you can come back at any time throughout the summer and pick up where you left off.

Teams: You can do the challenge solo, or you can complete it as a team. Extra brainpower is definitely recommended, and the challenge is designed to be a fun, social event!

Some of the proceeds from the challenge will go towards the cash prize, as well as towards a donation to three local historical societies.


Photo courtesy Enchanted Mountain Challenge

Secure Your Spot Today

Ready to take on The Enchanted Mountain Challenge this summer? You can register for the challenge, and read through FAQs on the EMC website

Enchanted Mountain Challenge

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