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Do you have a good picture of geocaching in Geauga Park District? Email it to sward@geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a tupperware or ammo box) containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.

Call it a free, family-friendly, high-tech version of hide & seek! Learn more at Geocaching.com.

Seasonal Caches

Winter 2017

This year's caches will take you to newer trails on park property. The first cache of 2017 is a regular cache located at Orchard Hills in Chester Township.

Orchard Hills Park
N 41° 33.632

W 081° 22.130

Five generations, as a farm, orchard and golf course seen
Enjoy scenic trails through apple trees and reclaimed greens.
Bring your sled for a trip down the hill so fast,
Then explore the park farther for this winter cache.
Opposite McIntosh Trail from Pondside Shelter
Is a woods where the searching is quite a bit better.
Find a tree stump draped with poison ivy.
A bottom opening offers clear territory.

This cache expires January 31, 2018.

Fall 2016

This year's caches will take you to former home sites located on park property! The fourth cache of 2016 is a multi cache located at Observatory Park in Montville Township.

Observatory Park
Part 1
N 41° 35.058

W 081° 04.713

James Porter set up a saw mill
‘round 1840 in Montville.
The spot held its charms
for several more farms,
leaving traces that you can find still.

From the parking lot, first set your course
to the east toward a rail for a horse.
A few footsteps more,
through myrtle galore,
bring you right to the farmhouse’s source!

This cache expires January 31, 2017.

Summer 2016

This year's caches will take you to former home sites located on park property! The third cache of 2016 is a regular cache located at Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park in Chester Township.

Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park
N 41
° 30.556
W 081° 21.503

State Senator James Metzenbaum of Euclid lost his wife, Bessie, in ‘83.
One night, sorrow and trouble sleeping led him to drive to Geauga County.
Passing them, he admired the woods at the corner of Caves
and Cedar,
And later purchased 100 acres with a house as a memorial to Bessie Benner.
James worked the land, planted trees, named Wisteria Hill,
but never stayed in the house.
He started a foundation; Girl Scouts, YWCA and Camp Fire
girls had outings on the grounds.
To find this cache, take Summit Trail to the left of the playground.
On the left between the first bridge and the bench, an old
house foundation can be found.
Red, hollow bricks are where you should pick.

This cache expires January 31, 2017.

Spring 2016

This year's caches will take you to former home sites located on park property! The second cache of 2016 is a two-part multi-cache located at Big Creek Park in Chardon Township.

Big Creek Park
Part 1
N 41° 36.964
W 081° 13.198

Begin your quest at the parking lot by Tupelo Pond.
North of the pond, an old scout camp was found
And, as stories have it, it was burned to the ground.
The previous owner, S.L. Mather, wanted to make a
private horse estate,
But he eventually sold Big Creek’s property to the state.
Ohio transferred it to Geauga when a levy was passed,
And Scout Troop 90 roughed in a rugged trail for horse
and fire access.
This trail, from Dead Man’s Curve to Woodin Road, begins
straight ahead.
At the trail entrance, come to a stop —
On the left, a double cherry has a knot.

This cache expires January 31, 2017.

Winter 2016

This year's caches will take you to former home sites located on park property! The first cache of 2016 is a regular cache located at Eldon Russell Park in Troy Township.

Eldon Russell Park
N 41° 25.525
W 081° 09.820

The first parking lot in your sight
Is your starting destination on your right.
Hike Rapids Road north along the grassy edge;
Between large sugar maples, an old drive marks the old homestead.
Here, blind Mrs. Horwath would carry a chair out and sit
Collecting a quarter from anyone wanting to go back to the river and fish.
Myrtle marks the site of large white pines scattered 'round;
Find the top of one lying on the ground.

This cache expires January 31, 2017.