Geocaching

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Geocaching fun way to discover the area!

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. We've got two trails and many geocaches throughout the county!The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and share your experiences online.  Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

We have the NYAGT(New York's Amish Geo Trail). Until recently when closed on October 31st, 2013 we archived the EMGT(Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail). If you are just starting out then we recommend finding the NY Amish Geo Trail geocaches.

Video: Intro to Geocaching

Steps to start Geocaching

1) Create an account at Geocaching.com

2) Get a GPS device

GPS Device or GPS-enabled Phone

GPS devices range in price and usually get more accurate with a higher cost. Be sure to read Geocaching.com's Guide to Buying a GPS Device.

Do you have a smart phone? Most likely your phone will have a GPS built-in. You'll want to download a GPS or Geocaching app for your smart phone and they range in price and quality. 

Android phones has geocaching and GPS apps that range in cost from free to $9.99
iPhones have several apps for geocaching that range in cost from free to $9.99

However, Geocaching.com has an official geocaching app!

Get the GroundspeakGeocaching App for:

3) Start geocaching and explore!

You may not realize how many geocaches are in your neighborhood as you geocaching you'll learn terminology, such as muggles, and more about the world around you.

Explore GeoTrails in Cattaraugus County

Do you know of a better way to be shown great spots in Cattaraugus County without a guide than by geocaching? In 2009, The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County developed a trail beginning with 16 caches in various parts of the county.  In 2010 the next 16 caches were revealed.  Get a wooden nickel for each cache you find and a special commemorative  Enchanted Mountains GeoCoin for finding all the caches.  Locating a cache requires perseverance and an inquisitive nature. Do you have what it takes?

Check out our two geotrails:

Flickr Group photos

Red House Lake 10/2006Swan in a River from a TripWhitetail DeerOlean, NY from Bartlett Country Club

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2014It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

Ad Looking for Points of Interest for your GPS Device?      Geocache the Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail