Geocaching & Letterboxing

Geocaching is alive and well along the Champlain Canalway Trail! Embark on a treasure hunt with family and friends by visiting GEOCACHING and creating an account.

Here is a glimpse of the adventures you can have within 10 miles of the trail.

In the HUDSON FALLS area there are…845 geocaching sites! Yup…..845.

In the vicinity of SCHUYLERVILLE – 351,

MECHANICVILLE – 532,

VILLAGE OF STILLWATER – 362,

WHITEHALL – 169,

FORT ANN-311.

And….there were several hundred along the corridor just put out in 2021!

How to go Geocaching? You primarily use GPS to find a specific location and find the “cache” – a hidden box, bottle, container.  Use your smartphone app or GPS to navigate to the cache. Keep an eye out so you can spy the cache’s camouflaged hiding place. Once you find the cache, sign the logbook, exchange one item and put everything back like you found it. (Each person should have a small “something” to put into the cache and you exchange it with something that is there.

Letterboxing is another way to “treasure hunt” to find a hidden box, container, bottle. Letterboxing is a fun treasure hunt activity, incorporating orienteering, art, and puzzle solving. In Letter Boxing, you again sign into the log book but there is also a stamp there for you to stamp your Letterbox

Saratoga Plan Letter Boxing : Five stamps in your passport gives you a prize of a T-shirt if you bring your passport to the Saratoga Plan Office.

Search Champlain Canalway Trail Towns on Atlas Quest for tons of Letterboxing challenges.