Second annual Jingle Hike begins November 23

HeartLands Conservancy is partnering with the Alpine Shop and Davey Resource Group to challenge people to get outdoors in the Metro East this holiday season. The second annual Jingle Hike Challenge begins on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23 and runs through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Jingle bells are tied to a tree within twelve Metro East parks. Participants have six weeks to find each tree, take a selfie, and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #jinglehike or email to For each submission, they will be entered to win prizes including a new adult bicycle; other prizes include outdoor gear from the Alpine Shop in O’Fallon.

If a person finds six or more of the trees, he or she will be entered to win the grand prize – a Felt Café 24 Adult Bicycle from the Alpine Shop. Bonus entries will be awarded for correctly identifying the type of tree.

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.