New York Parks Taking Part in Geocaching Event
Geocaching, a like a high-tech scavenger hunt in which the players use GPS devices to search for hidden treasures, using coordinates that are given to them as clues to use in the hunt, will take center stage at some New York campgrounds next month.
“Geocaching has gotten to be a really popular camping activity in recent years, partly because it’s as appealing to adults as it is to children,” said Don Bennett, president and CEO of Campground Owners of New York (CONY), the Pittsfield-based trade association that represents New York’s campground industry.
In fact, 15 New York campgrounds will be participating in a statewide geocaching contest on June 11 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, according to a CONY news release.
A special coin will be hidden in one of the participating campgrounds, which the finder can redeem for a special prize.
Visit www.gogeocachingny.com for more information.
Following are New York campgrounds that will be offering geocaching activities on June 11:
- Back Bay Campgrounds and Cottages (1000 Islands Seaway Region)
- Brook n Wood Family Campground (Hudson Valley)
- Brookside Campground (Catskills)
- Camp Bell Campground (Finger Lakes)
- Conesus Lake Campground (Finger Lakes)
- Copake KOA (Hudson Valley)
- Country Charm Campground (Finger Lakes)
- Lake Bluff Campground (Finger Lakes)
- Lake George RV Park (Adirondacks)
- Lebanon Reservoir Campground (Central New York)
- Rip Van Winkle Campground (Catskills)
- Saugerties/Woodstock KOA (Catskills)
- Stony Creek Campground (Adirondacks)
- Susquehanna Trail Campground (Central New York)
For more information on New York campgrounds, please contact Suzanne Bixby or Don Bennett at (585) 586-4360 and visit www.nycampgrounds.com.