Coshocton Crow Geotrail going well

| February 26, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Crow Geotrail officially launched on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 with 13 caches hidden throughout the county just waiting to be discovered. Now nearly four months later, the geotrail has seen close to 300 people from out of county and even out of state come to Coshocton in search of hidden caches.

“It is going really well,” said Jan Myers, director of the Coshocton Visitor’s Bureau. “Even in the cold weather, people are still doing it. It’s been pretty good for mid-winter. I’m really happy with it.”

Local residents as well as those from all over Ohio have hit the trails in this fun family-friendly activity. Coordinates can be located on the geocaching.com website and passports can be downloaded on the Visitor’s Bureau website and are also available at their office, located at 432 N. Whitewoman St. in Roscoe or at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites, located at 115 N. Water St. by the Three Rivers Bridge.

“Some folks I have talked to have never been here before and this is the reason they came,” said Myers. “They like it so much and they love the location and the trail.”

The 13 hidden caches throughout the county will always be active and people are still welcome to pick up a passport to start their geotrail journey. Once all the caches are found, the passport can be turned in to the Visitor’s Bureau or Coshocton Village Inn and Suites for a commemorative coin. Currently, there are 150 coins left, but people are welcome to look for the caches even after the coins are gone.

Residents who have caches hidden near their business have reported very positive feedback on the people who have stopped by. There are a lot of different items hidden within the caches. Local businesses donate items, and most people who take an item restock the cache with something of their own. Also hidden in each cache are crow facts and figures, since Coshocton is known for its crows.

Myers said that some people from out of the county return to Coshocton even after they completed the geotrail to return to local businesses they visited while in the county on the geotrail.

“That’s what it’s all about,” she said. “It’s a different group of people and it’s getting people outside. It’s a great family activity and people from all walks of life can do this.”

For more information on the Coshocton Crow Geotrail and to download a passport, go to visitcoshocton.com/things-to-do/sports-outdoors/geocaching.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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