Geocaching in South Florida (Wait, what’s Geocaching?)

SOUTH FLORIDA – If you haven’t heard of Geocaching, you’re late to the party. Geocaching is now a worldwide phenomenon, with more than 2 million Geocache locations. So what is it? It’s a treasure hunt using a GPS. Trinkets are hidden in parks, preserves or just around your community and can be found within steps of given GPS coordinates.

Here’s how it works.

First, create a free Geocache account.

Then, use your GPS to find your treasure. Look closely, because your treasure can be hidden behind a bush, or possibly up in a tree. Even more exciting, you never know what you’ll find.

Next, document what you find in the log book found with your treasure and also on your Geocache account.

Leave your treasure behind for the next person. Or if  you love your find so much, take it with you and put something else in its place.

I mean who doesn’t love a treasure hunt? You can search for a Geocache location nearest to you by typing in your zip code on the Geocache website or visit Broward County and Dade County. All participating parks are nicely listed.

For a directory of Geocaching Trails across Florida, Traillink by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is also a great resource.

Happy hunting!

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