Indiana County GeoTrail


Ever heard of geocaching?

If your answer is no, you better go check it out.

A geo-trail is a series of geocaches that center around a common theme. Our geo-trail is an ECO trail that focuses on areas of environmental interest in the county.  A geocache are items hidden in a container that you have to go out and find. Sort of a global hide and seek! Join the fun

Thanks to the Indiana County office of Planning and Development for the help in creating this map!

GREAT NEWS! Our very cool eco tour trackable geo coins are in and are delivered to the Tourist Bureau, The Indiana Library, Indiana Conservation District,  and the Blue Spruce Park office. Will try and get the others out next week… Have fun out there and be safe!

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Our new ECO geocache tour went live November 1st, 2017.

Our trackable geo coins are not in yet. We will let you know as soon as they are available!

All the cache sites are in Indiana County and are a series of 20 geocaches you don’t want to miss.

To participate, pick up your Passport at:

Indiana County Tourist Bureau

Blue Spruce Park Office

Indiana Free Library

Yellow Creek State Park Office

Blairsville Community Development Authority

Little Mahoning Creek Pottery

Indiana County Conservation District

Or you can download a passport here to print out and take with you.  The best way to print it is on both sides if you can that way it prints out as a small booklet for you to have.  Once you get to the print screen the option to print double sided will appear as well as printing in black and white if you choose not to print in color. The download passport does look a little different than the printed passport  so it is a little easier and quicker to download.

Download Passport Here

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?

  • It is recommended you create an account on geocaching.com Accounts are free and easy to do. Once you have an account you will not only have access to all our cache sites but geocaches all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • You can find all the sites on our Coordinates and Links page
  • A handheld GPS device or smartphone with the geocache app.
  • An official passport, found at the locations listed above or downloaded from this we site’
  • When out searching for geocache sites check the weather, dress for the weather, and plan ahead. Be safe, smart and respect your surroundings.

HOW DO I USE THE PASSPORTS?

The passports will give you the site names, a place to list the code word you find and a few questions you can answer after finding all the sites.  Each of the 20 sites will bring you to a place in the county exemplifying one of five themes: water, land, wildlife habitat, sustainability, and healthy community. In the cache you will find information about the site and a code word that should be written in your passport. Once you’ve found all 20 caches and filled out all 20 code words, bring you passport to any participating location to receive your very own trackable Indiana County GeoCoin.

 

Hope to see you on the trail!

Once you have done the ECO tour we would very much appreciate it if you could fill out the survey below.

(We need it for the grant we received to make this tour possible) Thanks very much!