What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is basically hi-tech treasure hunting for the modern age using a hand-help global positioning system (GPS) to track down hidden objects.It’s great fun for young and old alike and its popularity is growing in leaps and bounds right across the globe.
The basics are simple; someone somewhere takes a weatherproof container, adds a logbook and pen or pencil together with a small inexpensive object – this can be absolutely anything such as a key ring, fridge magnet, small toy car etc. The container and its contents are the ‘cache’.   The owner finds a suitable (and at times challenging) place to hide the cache and publishes the coordinates of the hiding place on the internet, together with hints on finding it and directions to nearest parking.

The object of the exercise is for other individuals to try to find the cache using their own GPS, to log details of their visit in the logbook and exchange the inexpensive object with one of their own.  Believe it or not there are thousands of caches throughout Ontario; for example there are over 450 within a 20 Km radius of our own offices. For more details, and to learn how to take your enjoyment of Geocaching to the next level, visit www.geocaching.com.

Geocaching Weekends – Go Geocaching with the family

Have a weekend in one of our geocaching cottages and you will find everything you need to enjoy this great activity with all the family. The cottages taking part in the programme have the Let’s Go Geocaching logo on their listing.

Take a fall weekend break in one of our geocaching cottages

Links to Geocaching sites

Geocaching.com – an easy site to navigate and learn more about this great hobby
Buxley’s Waypoint – another helpful geocaching resource
Geocaching Ontario – an Ontario focused site listing caches across the province
Buying a GPS Unit – about gps units -their differences and comparisons between units
GPS-Central – good site for comparing prices and functions on gps handhelds
Geocaching 101 – this is a great primer for newcomers to geocaching
Geocaching logbook – get your own log book to record your finds
Little Geoshop – buy travel bugs and Canadian geocaching coins and pins

Our favourite Geocaching cottages

Each of our featured Geocaching cottages will be equipped with the following on your arrival:

A map of the local area
A folder with details of local caches
Travel Bug – the tracking number is sent to you for activation

Some cottages will offer a GPS Unit for rental – see individual cottage pages for details

Osprey Cottage: on the beautiful Crowe River – slps 6 (Hot Tub)
Willow Bank: explore the beautiful Bruce Peninsula – slps up to 6
Lucerne Landing: also near Bancroft on Lucerne Lake – slps 8
Robin’s Point: Victoria Harbor nr Midland – slps 6
Simcoe Shores: Southern Lake Simcoe – slps 8
East Lake Cottage: Prince Edward County – slps 8
Chalet Tranquilite: beautiful Laurentian countryside – slps up to 6
Squirrel’s Leap: romantic log cabin south of Mt Tremblant – slps 4
Getaway Landing: on Chemong Lake just an hour and a half from Toronto – slps 6
Twin Lakes Cottage: great accommodation in a beautiful area – slps 9

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