Geocaching: Outdoor Family Fun

If you and your family have been longing for adventure, love technology, and want to get outside for some exercise, we have you covered!

Geocaching is a real-life, outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices and can be enjoyed by the entire family.

How to Get Started:

Woman geocachingOne of the best parts about geocaching is that it’s completely free! To get started, click here to visit the official geocaching website and create a free account. Using a handheld device to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates, you’ll get sent to hunt for a hidden container known as a geocache that comes in all different shapes and sizes.

Once You Find a Geocache:

Boy with geocache boxMost geocaches contain trinkets like handheld games or toys, helpful geocaching gear like rain ponchos, or game pieces called trackables. Trackables include a unique code that the finder can enter online to see exactly how far that item has traveled throughout the world. The important thing is that you get to add a new item of your own to the cache if you take something home with you. This ensures that the geocaches remain filled with fun items for the next person to find.

Where Geocaches Can be Found:

Young boys geocachingGeocaches can be found all across the world! It is common for fellow geocachers to hide caches in personally significant places, reflecting a particular interest or skill to that cache owner. These areas can be quite diverse and can include your local park, at the end of a long hiking path, underwater, or on the side of a city street.

Geocaching can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere in the world. There are different types of geocaches at various difficulty levels, which allows all ages to be included. Check it out and join the world’s largest treasure hunt this spring with your family!

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