The Taconic Region of NYS Parks is excited to host its 2020 Geocaching Challenge. Encompassing acres of trails, campgrounds, beaches, golf courses, lakes, valleys, historic sites, waterfalls, and stunning views, we welcome you to come discover and explore our parks and great outdoors. Be one of the first 100 people to collect 45 out of the 81 hidden caches in the Taconic Region and receive the 2020 limited edition, highly collectible trackable geocoin. You may also visit the Central or Saratoga/Capital Regions to collect up to 10 stamps toward the Taconic Region Challenge. All of our caches will take you to an interesting area of our parks and or historic sites, and give you a little taste of history or environmental education.
While you are geocaching, take some time and enjoy all that these parks have to offer. You and your family will understand why New York’s Hudson Valley is a great place to be. Please, remember to take only pictures and leave only footprints.
Download a Taconic Region Geocache Challenge Passport HERE.
- Go to www.geocaching.com to get the coordinates for each cache in the challenge, and then plug them into your GPS unit or download the app.
- Go to each of the participating parks and historic sites.
- When you find each cache, sign the logbook and look for the unique stamp in each cache to stamp your passport. You may take or trade items in the cache, but leave the stamp behind for other cachers! For your protection and the protection of others, please use gloves and/or hand sanitizer before and after handling each cache.
- We love to see your photos! Share your photos on either geocaching.com or on our Facebook pages.
When you have successfully stamped your passport with 45 of the total caches, you will be eligible for a highly collecti-ble, unique and trackable geocoin. Bring your completed passport to FDR State Park or Lake Taghkanic State Park before November 11, 2020 (Veteran’s Day). Staff will verify that you have completed the challenge and you will receive your trackable geocoin.