Geocaching & Location-Based Games

High-Tech Hide & Seek Set your coordinates to fun

Did you know that you can use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (“geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world? It’s a free, family-friendly, high-tech hide and seek! This outdoor treasure-hunting is even enjoyed right here in Geauga County, where naturalists hide a new cache each season for you to find in the parks.

Scroll down for this year’s ongoing caches and rules for placing your own game piece in the parks.

Introducing the New Covered Bridge GEO Trail

Print your own GEO Trail Passport from the link below to enjoy our newest geocaching adventure The Maple Highlands Trail Covered Bridge GEO Trail complete with a limited edition trackable GEO Coin that you can earn by locating all 19 caches and solving a word scramble puzzle!

GEO Trail Passport (printable)

Cache #1
North Bridge

N 41° 34.365 W 81° 11.751

Cache #2
Cinderella
N 41° 34.657 W 81° 11.166

Cache #3
Touche
N 41° 34.369 W 81° 11.097

Cache #4
Sign of the Times
N 41° 34.249 W 81° 10.352

Cache #5
Taylor Wells Rd. Bridge
N 41° 33.723 W 81° 09.399

Cache #6
Cuyahoga River Bridge
N 41° 33.667 W 81° 09.284

Cache #7
Pickle
N 41° 33.669 W 81° 08.492

Cache #8
High Point
N 41° 33.475 W 81° 07.708

Cache #9
Time Out
N 41° 33.058 W 81° 07.225

Cache #10
“En Garde”
N 41° 32.412 W 81° 06.776

Cache #11
Many Trunks
N 41° 31.500 W 81° 06.350

Cache #12
Stick or Stake
N 41° 30.981 W 81° 06.105

Cache #13
Do You Feel Lucky?
N 41° 30.356 W 81° 06.101

Cache #14
It Used to Be a Grand View
N 41° 30.064 W 81° 06.190

Cache #15
Reel Me In
N 41° 29.680 W 81° 06.188

Cache #16
Perfect Fit
N 41° 29.518 W 81° 06.060

Cache #17
Tare Creek Bridge
N 41° 28.829 W 81° 05.610

Cache #18
Fits Like a Glove
N 41° 28.053 W 81° 04.773

Cache #19
Way Down South
N 41° 27.967 W 81° 04.687

For more info and clues on individual caches, click the title of each cache for its description on geocaching.com.

What to find Ongoing Caches

Spring 2021

Eldon Russell Park
N 41° 25.290
W -81° 09.819

You can access this cache off the main drive from two different trails:
the Duane Ferris Trail or the Eldon Russell Nature Trail.

Along the Duane Ferris Trail you’ll find
a stand of tall white pines
Planted in rows that
may confuse you at times.

This cache is in this place you see,
but it is not found in a pine tree.

Expires April 1, 2022

 

Winter 2021

The Rookery
Part A (multicache)
N 41° 30.329
W -81° 17.299

Where the past remains, but there are no trains,
No tickets needed to take a seat,
Just take a moment to rest your feet.
These wooden chairs aren’t made of spruce. You may need to look under a caboose.
There’s one more stop that can be found; somewhere off these tracks you’re bound.

Expires January 1, 2022

 

Fall 2020

Big Creek Park
N 41° 37.108
W -81° 12.203

Start from the Deep Woods, Meyer Center, or Ruth Kennan Trail parking lot. A triangle of trails box in this cache. Falling water and tree woods are clues to their names. The other is blazed in blue and just a mere 1,400 miles long. Don’t look down or towards the sky; this cache is only yay high. It rests within arm’s reach in the crook of a multi-trunked tree.

Expires October 1, 2021

 

Summer 2020

Whitlam Woods
N 41° 37.897
W -81° 11.363

Two trails you’ll need beneath your feet to find this tiny cache you seek. With step and stair, one travels down a valley where a bridge is found. No need to climb back up again; just make sure not to bump your head.

Expires July 1, 2021

 

Spring 2020

South Newbury Union Chapel
15829 Ravenna Rd, Burton, OH 44021
N 41° 26.296
W -81° 12.341

From the road, pull into Union Chapel’s gravel driveway. After about 200 feet, you’ll find a gravel parking lot behind a row of trees. There is room for about five or six cars in the lot. (Please keep to the gravel path and don’t park on the grass; you’ll probably become stuck in the mud!) To find the geocache, head east from the parking lot along the mowed path. You’ll pass a large, wooden bat colony house. Keep following the mowed path through a thorny thicket until you reach a clearing. The geocache is concealed beneath an old cherry log.

Expires April 1, 2021

Want to strike out on your own? Place Your Own Cache

While you're out and about Check out these programs

Event Location Date Time Fee
Scout Day: Wolf Cub Scouts "Finding Your Way" Big Creek Park 05/15/2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free
Adventure Day Camp at Affelder House (Youth entering grades 5-7) The West Woods 06/07/2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Adventure Day Camp at Affelder House (Youth entering grades 8-10) The West Woods 06/14/2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Adventure Day Camp at Affelder House (Youth entering grades 5-7) The West Woods 06/28/2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Park Explorer Adventure Day Camp (Youth entering grades 5-7) The West Woods 07/12/2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
Park Explorer Adventure Day Camp (Youth entering grades 8-10) The West Woods 07/19/2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $150.00
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