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.

What to find Ongoing Caches

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 January 1, 2021

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