Looking for an exciting and interactive way to explore the local community this summer? The City of Milford has launched the Milford GeoTrail! The event will run through Sept. 30.
Geocaching, pronounced “geo-cashing,” is a free, interactive scavenger hunt that combines technology with outdoor adventure. Participating players seek to locate hidden containers, called “caches” using their smart phone or GPS. A GeoTrail, like the one Milford has created, is a series of caches, usually including some type of passport to fill out, that are all tied together by a common theme. Participants who complete their passport by visiting all stops and recording a code word are eligible for a special commemorative GeoCoin.
Passports and coordinates will be available to print at www.MilfordGeoTrail.com or can be picked up at the locations listed below. Everyone is welcome! Geocachers who’ve completed the Milford GeoTrail Passport will be the first to have an opportunity to purchase the Milford GeoTrail Trackable Collectors Coin for $3.
Milford tapped into this burgeoning high-tech tourist trade with the help of local GeoTourism group, AFK Project (www.afk.us). AFK launched their first geocache in 2013 and has since placed over 130 active geocaches over the Tri-State including the Visitor’s Center on Fountain Square. The Milford GeoTrail will be the organization’s second GeoTrail in the area and, combined with the larger network of caches through the region, will attract people from across the country and around the globe to geocache in the Tri-State.
In addition to the main event, AFK will be hosting several activities throughout the day. For a complete listing of events go to MilfordGeoTrail.com.
Passports can be obtained from the following locations:
• Milford City Hall, 745 Center Street, Suite 200. Milford, Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Roads Rivers and Trails, 118 Main Street. Milford, Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.