Downeast Lakes Geocache Challenge Opens

August 20th, 2015

Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to introduce the Downeast Lakes Geocache Challenge (DLGC).  Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices that has gained enormous popularity in recent years. Participants must navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (a small container) hidden at that location.

The Downeast Lakes Geocache Challenge consists of 25 geocaches placed in different areas of the Farm Cove Community Forest, highlighting the local history, ecology, and geology of the Grand Lake Stream region.  The challenge was created as a new and exciting way to introduce people to the recreational opportunities of the Farm Cove Community Forest and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust.

In order to complete the DLGC, participants must find all 25 geocaches and use the hole punch at each cache to mark the appropriate passport.  Passports can be obtained at Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s office or by downloading a copy here – DLLT Geocache Passport.  There is no time limit for completing the challenge and true adventurers will attempt these caches in all four seasons.  Return to DLLT’s office in Grand Lake Stream with a completed passport to claim your prize!

For a complete listing of all 25 geocaches, please visit www.geocaching.com.  The geocaches will be listed by “dlltgeochallenge.”  For more information, please contact Downeast Lakes Land Trust by emailing info@downeastlakes.org or call (207) 796 – 2100.  Please follow DLLT’s Geocaching Land Use Policy when exploring.

On Saturday, September 5, DLLT will be presenting “Introduction to Geocaching,” a fun and informative class led by Education and Outreach Manager, Colin Brown.  Learn all about geocaching, map and compass skills, and get a head start on completing the challenge!

Good luck and happy hunting!


Posted in Uncategorized