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Geocachers find “Hidden Treasures” in Richmond area

Richmond's Hidden TreasuresThe Richmond/Wayne County Visitor’s Bureau has gone high tech with its new Wayne County Geocache “Hidden Treasure” hunt. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of global positioning system (GPS) devices, the Wayne County Geocache Treasure Hunt provides participants with an exciting 21st century technology twist. Geocaching combines eco-tourism, technology, and adventure all rolled into one. There are 888,646 active geocaches around the world. Wayne County has more than 150 hidden caches. The new Wayne County “Hidden Treasure” trail hosts eight caches. Each cache takes participants on a tour of some of the area’s most prominent landmarks in an adventurous new way to explore the rich history and culture of Richmond and Wayne County.

The Richmond/Wayne County CVB hosted the kick-off for the geocaching hunt with over 60 participants who earned their unique “Hidden Treasures” pathtag for finding all eight geocache sites. The “Hidden Treasure” Geocache hunt takes several hours to visit all locations and covers about 26 miles.

Geocache Kick-off in RichmondGeocaching is perfect for the whole family in a high tech meets old world way and an innovative new approach to site seeing in Richmond/Wayne County. Each year the Wayne County Visitor’s Bureau will release additional caches and host a kick-off event to keep the adventure going! You can visit www.geocaching.com, the Visit Richmond website, or stop the Old National Road Welcome Center in Richmond to get started.

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Written by : Clare Seffrin Bond, a writer, life coach and marketing specialist, lives and works in Richmond, Indiana. A native of Wayne County, Clare enjoys exploring the historical sites of the area, as well as the many new locations offering excellent cuisine and live music. theroadtoclarity.com