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.

NYAGT Part 1

We have the NYAGT(New York's Amish Geo Trail) through the west-side of Cattaraugus County where many Amish reside. If you are just starting out then we recommend finding the NY Amish Geo Trail geocaches.

NYAGT Part 2

Part 1 of the New York's Amish Geo Trail went over so well, in 2014, the Amish Trail Committee and Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism organized NYAGT Part 2.  Find 10 of the 12 caches and receive a trackable geocoin.

History Geotrail Part 1

The Cattaraugus County Historical Advisory Committee along with Cattaraugus County's Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism developed the History Geotrail Part 1 in hopes that it may ignite an interest in the past.  Find 12 of the 14 geocaches and receive a trackable geocoin.

History Geotrail Part 2

To divulge more of the history of Cattaraugus County, the Committee developed this geotrail in 2016.  Find 12 of the 14 History Geotrail Part 2 caches and receive a trackable geocoin.

 

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 geotrails:

 

In no way shall the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism or the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County nor any agent, officer, employee or volunteer administrator of Cattaraugus County be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected with the participation of the Enchanted Mountains GeoTrails or the information provided by this project.

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