What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt that uses global positioning system (GPS) enabled devices to allow participants to navigate a set of coordinates to attempt to locate a ‘geocache’. Caches are hidden items that are camouflaged from the public’s view. Geocaching is a family-friendly activity that can be enjoyed by expert or novice geocachers. Geocaching is a great way to discover new places and spend time outdoors.
Little Canada Parks & Trails
Little Canada’s park system has 178 acres of public space, including 9 city parks, 1 county park, 2 school parks, and a nature area. Little Canada parks encompass public recreation features, such as ball fields, playgrounds, and pickleball courts, as well as natural environments, including woodlands, creeks, lakes, and grasslands. The city also features 9.5 miles of paved trails. These, along with park shelters, ice rinks, a history center, and a dog park make the Little Canada parks and trails system a vital part of the community.
How to find Geocaches
You will need a GPS unit or Smartphone app to find geocaches, as well as the attached map on this packet. Once at a park location, enter the coordinates into your device. Follow your GPS map to get closer to the geocache. Once you get within 300 feet the signal may start to waver. If this happens, concentrate on the overall distance decreasing rather than following the arrows. Once you are close (20 - 50 feet) begin to look around for where the cache could be hidden. The caches are located away from main paths of travel, and will be somewhat secured within its hiding location. Some caches are camouflaged to hide from public, so look carefully and have fun!