Enchanted Mountain GeoTrail in Western New York - CLOSED!

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Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail logoThe Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County offers something for all seasons. Horseback riding and fishing in the spring, hiking and camping in the summer, hunting and scenic beauty in the fall, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, and of course, geocaching all year round are just some of the great attractions to the area.

Try out the NY Amish GeoTrail Part 1

NYAGT Part 2 is launching on May 15 or 16, 2014!!!

Important: The EMGT closed on October 21, 2013! See the blog post EMGT is Ending.

Find all of the Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail (EMGT) Caches in Cattaraugus County's 32 towns in 2 years. For each town cache you find you will receive that town's wooden nickel. When a person has collected all 32 wooden nickels you may request the geocoin that is available (see photos below).

All EMGT geocaches are officially registered with Geocaching.com. Participants will need to be registered on Geocaching.com to retrieve the coordinates and other location information. Registering on Geocaching.com is free.

How to Get Started

Before setting out to find caches, you may want an official leaflet (Request a Leaflet or Download). Leaflets are free and can be obtained at the starter cache as well as the County Building in Little Valley. Each cache will have a unique keyword written on the inside of the cache container's lid. Write this keyword down next to the town name in your leaflet. You will then either mail the list of town and keywords to the address listed above OR simply fill out the on-line form with your latest cache(s)  and we will send you your wooden nickel. You may also stop in to the Tourism office at the County Building during business hours to obtain your nickels. Leaflets are the property of the cacher to retain as a keepsake, so any leaflet's mailed in, will be returned with your wooden nickel(s).

What to do if you can not locate a cache

If you find a geocache too difficult to locate be sure to take a photo from a spot along the way to your attempt at locating the geocache. Simply Email your photos to us at photos [at] EnchantedMountains [dot] com with the name of the geocache(s) you were attempting to locate, your name and mailing address. Or do that on the EMGT cache submission form.

Archived caches

Update Important: The EMGT is closed! See the blog post EMGT is Ending.

For the archived Coldspring EMGT Geocache, we now ask cachers to go to the coordinate and get a picture of themselves and the view at Friends Boatlaunch. Email your photos to us at photos [at] EnchantedMountains [dot] com with the title "Photos from near Coldspring Geocache" and in the body be sure to put your name and mailing address so that we may mail you the Coldspring Geocache Coin.

 

2009 EMGT Wooden Nickels with pamphlet
2010 EMGT Wooden Nickels with pamphlet
Map of the Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail

There will be a total of 32 (26) towns to visit, with half of the caches being placed in 2009 and the other half being placed in 2010. Successful collection of all 32 (26) wooden nickels will entitle the cacher to a special commemorative Cattaraugus County GeoCoin.

Update Important: The EMGT is closed! See the blog post EMGT is Ending.

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Comment Rules: All rude/detrimental comments will be deleted. We can all get along here so just play it cool.

Persia and mansfield?

Looking at the cach list.. there seems not be be anything list for persia and mansfeild?

geotrail

we cannot find listings for several of the caches such as red house great valley and coldspring.where can we get the infothank you

emgt list

we can only find 27 caches listed under emgt there is no listing for the following:East Otto, Great Valley Red house and Coldspring 

Archived & coins

Have noted several archived caches.  Are they still available with going to site and taking a picture as mentioned in first one archived?  Are there still coins available for this series?  Couple of friends and I would like to start this series soon. Thanks 

Coins are still available

First of all, I want to apologize for the late reply.

Coins are still available and photos of the site are still valid for archived caches.

broken lock

I called Friday 1/6/12 to let you know about the broken lock on the Persia cache.  Just following up with a comment.  Having a great time with the trail and just finished the Amish trail.  Will there be anymore Catt Co sponsered trails.

More NYAGT GeoCaches!

For 2012, we will be releasing MORE New York Amish Geo Trail caches! We'll have an announcement this Spring.

coldspring cache

I can't find the emgt coldspring cache on the website ... (the cords) because i cant find the archive at all... Please help and send me the cords for this one... thank you

Coordinates for Near the Friends Boat Launch

Coordinates for Near the Friends Boat Launch are N42 deg 03.503 W 078 deg 52.883. You can submit a picture on the 'Submit your Geotrail Cache Finds' page.

Incomplete geotrail

I see a comment made in August of last year about disabled/moved caches.  I just did a name search for EMGT caches (on 4/22/11, almost 8 months later) and it returned just 31 results.  Thousands of geocachers are coming your way for the ASP Geobash (only 1 month off) and Geowoodstock.  Please let everyone know SOON when all 32 of the caches will be available.

PLEASE NOTE

Due to permitting requirements in Allegany State Park, the starter cache and the Coldspring Cache have been archived.  The starter cache has never been a requirement to complete the trail.  And, as now stated on the website: For the archived Coldspring EMGT Geocache, we now ask cachers to go to the coordinate and get a picture of themselves and the view at Friends Boatlaunch. Email your photos to us at photos@EnchantedMountains.com with the title "Photos from near Coldspring Geocache" and in the body be sure to put your name and mailing address so that we may mail you the Coldspring Geocache Coin. If you are having an extremely hard time completing the entire trail, please contact us directly.  Thank you!

Missing cache

I see a comment made in August of last year about disabled/moved caches.  I just did a name search for EMGT caches (on 4/22/11, almost 8 months later) and it returned just 31 results.  Please let everyone know SOON when all 32 of the caches will be available.  The ASP Geobash is only a month off and Geowoodstock follows just 6 weeks later.  Thousands of geocachers are coming your way!  We need all 32 caches active.  Greensong

Excellent time

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disabled caches

This trail has been a lot of fun, but the requirement to find all caches has been very frustrating.  We need one more trip to finish the series, but one of the few remaining caches we need has been disabled for almost a month and hasn't been found since July 3rd.  This is the latest disappoint in the series.  Earlier, we were surprised to find one of the cache owners had disabled a muggled puzzle cache and moved it miles away without noting that on the cache page.  We really want to finish the series, but the frustration has made us pause.  It would be awful to find all but one of the caches and not receive a coin for which we have spent so much time.  This is a great idea and the area is wonderful, but I can't suggest any of our friends from outside the area take this one on. Dave of miatabug

Time Limit

I have colelcted the first 16 from 2009.  I have since been deployed and I am worried if I'll be back in time to collect the second lot and the prize.  Since the last 16 were only published in May of 2010, will the end date be May of 2011?

No, there is no time limit. 

No, there is no time limit.  The trail will be available until all the coins run out. 

Terrain Difficulty

Perhaps consider the option of skipping a few caches to earn the coin. I realize the purpose is to have everyone visit all the towns, so maybe a photo and explanation at an interesting location in the town could be required. Some cachers are unable to negotiate the higher terrain levels, and thus the caches become unhappy memories of the town. One of the reasons for the success of the AGT series is that the adventure is available to all ability levels.

2010 EMGT

Will the EMGT come out during the event or after.. You show the 25th which is after. 

2010 EMGT caches

The 2010 EMGT caches will begin being available May 17th.  All should be live by Friday, May 21st. The 2009 caches will remain untiol the end of the EMGT. Thanks!

Geocaching

With the early warm weather, it would be nice to start on the 2010 caches for the EMGT....  When are they coming out?

May 25, 2010 @ the ASP

May 25, 2010 @ the ASP Geobash V!

The GeoBash V is May 21-23, 2010

The Allegany State Park GeoBash V is May 21-23, 2010

See the above comment for the Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail 2010 caches release date.

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