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This great free, family-friendly, high-tech version of hide & seek continues in
Geauga Park District in 2014 with a three-part multi-season cache highlighting the new Something's Afoot: Nature Just Can't Stay Put exhibit at The West Woods Nature Center.
The first cache of 2015 is a two-part multicache located in
Swine Creek Reservation in Middlefield Township.
Swine Creek Reservation
N 41° 26.274
W 081° 01.730
The Park District’s sugarbush of maple trees
Has been under our management since 1983,
Though it was a sugarbush many years before.
Swing by at sugaring time to find out more!
From the sugarhouse, the Wagon Trail exit you'll take.
A right on the Glen Trail you should make.
There's an old maple along trail's edge
To the left after the steps across the bridge.
Search the base where there are beginnings of rot.
There, a small cache you should finally spot.
This cache expires January 31, 2016.
The fall cache of 2014 is a three-part multicache located at Big Creek Park in Chardon Township.
Big Creek Park
N 41° 37.365
W 081° 12.295
With Maple Grove parking as your starting location,
Train your eye on the outhouse as your next destination.
If you pass the latrines and go left on the trail,
Walk by a log pile and you're sure not to fail.
A short distance on the left, spot a cherry in decay.
Now grab the cache quick, lest ants take it away.
This cache expires March 1, 2015.