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(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.

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Seasonal Caches

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.

Fall 2015

The fourth cache of 2015 is a three-part multicache located at Headwaters Park in Claridon Township.

Headwaters Park
Part A
N 41° 31.545
W 081° 06.254

The City of Akron ran sugaring here from the 1940s to '90.
During low water, the original sugarhouse foundation is seen in the NW bay.
Across the frozen lake, back then, Paul Adams drove the sap sled
And saw fish swimming in the evaporator when the sugarhouse was flooded.
From the Rt. 322 parking lot, the Buckeye Trail south you must take.
Pass the Eagle Loop entrance/exit to an opening on the left where the recent sugarhouse was staked.
Sap tanks sat at the top; gravity fed the sugarhouse underneath.
Near a mossy cherry stump on the left, between the blue blaze and rail fence, seek.

This cache expires January 31, 2016.

Summer 2015

The third cache of 2015 is a regular cache located at Whitlam Woods in Hambden Township.

Whitlam Woods
Part A
N 41° 38.182
W 081° 11.350

The story of Whitlam’s sugaring history
Remains, to this day, a local mystery.
Overlook Trail is your first destination.
Bridge Trail goes upstairs to a high elevation.
Go right on top, left at the split, then right at the second split: Sugarbush direction.
Wet woods make boots a proper clothing option.
Past the remains of the sugarhouse there to your right,
Past small hemlocks and oaks of great height,
A double maple split at the base
Has the ticket for your cache face-to-face.

This cache expires January 31, 2016.

Spring 2015

The second cache of 2015 is a regular cache located in Beartown Lakes Reservation in Auburn and Bainbridge Townships.

Beartown Lakes Reservation
Part A
N 41° 21.096
W 081° 18.025

Healed maple tap holes are good history indicators.
In his day, Francis Yaxley was an outstanding sugar-maker.
To the sugarbush corner, follow the lake trail near North Point,
Then the Whitetail Trail to the first bench on the right.
Off-trail, hike toward the exclosure for deer.
Beware lots of downed trees — you’ll need to steer clear!
Heads-up, though, for north of the exclosure,
You’ll see where a large maple has fallen over.

This cache expires January 31, 2016.

Winter 2015

The first cache of 2015 is a two-part multicache located in
Swine Creek Reservation in Middlefield Township.
Please note that our winter newsletter includes an incorrect geocache coordinates and riddle - below is the correct one!

Swine Creek Reservation
Part A
N 41
° 26.389
W 081° 01.780

The Park District’s sugarbush of maple trees
Has been under our management since 1983,
Though it was a sugarbush for many years before.
Swing by at sugaring time to find out more!
From the sugarhouse, proceed downhill
And veer to the right when you reach the stream.
Ahead, a tubing collection shed can be seen.
On the hillside below the sugarhouse,
A rotting maple stump has a hole fit for a mouse.

This cache expires January 31, 2016.