By BRYCE RIGGS Destination Seneca County
TIFFIN – Destination Seneca County has partnered with Geocachers Anonymous, a group of geocaching enthusiasts in Northwest Ohio, to launch what will be the only geocaching trail in Northwest Ohio, the Seneca County Geo Trail. The Seneca County Geo Trail will send participants on the ultimate treasure hunt throughout the county.
There will be opportunities for participants to collect pathtags, explore new locations, and leave their mark in the geocaches. Completion of the trail will earn participants a unique Geocache coin. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity where participants use a GPS enabled device to locate “caches” at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
To officially launch the trail, Destination Seneca County and Geocachers Anonymous will be at the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival to promote and educate people about geocaching and the Seneca County Geo Trail.
The event will begin on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival and the tables will be located near the Seneca County Justice Center in downtown Tiffin. This event will focus on teaching people how to geocache, setting up the geocaching app and answering questions. Participants will have the chance to hunt for a geocache, take hourly walks with geocaching experts to learn and receive a special prize for first-time cachers who find a geocache.
The table will also be set up on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sunday will focus on celebrating the official launch of the Seneca County Geo Trail. There will be a free pancake breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a special geocache tag for those in attendance. The Seneca County Geo Trail will go live on the Geocaching App at 9:30 a.m. during the pancake breakfast.
For information about the kickoff events and the Seneca County Geo Trail, visit destinationsenecacounty.org/geotrail.