TIOGA GEOTOUR

Let your GPS guide you on an adventure as you travel through charming villages, beautiful parks, and rolling hills to historic, unique, and scenic locations throughout Tioga County, NY. With multi-caches, puzzle caches, ways to earn extra points, and prizes; Experience this fun and rewarding adventure!

COVID-19 MESSAGE

Geocaching is a fun outdoor activity, but it’s important to remember that caches may have been handled by other people and to maintain social distancing from other Geocachers or muggles you may encounter. Please be respectful of businesses that are open and adhere to their procedure and requirements.

If you do decide to geocache, please abide by social distancing guidelines and take the same precautions you would in any public place by following the guidelines and directives from New York State and Tioga County Public Health

JOIN THE ADVENTURE

So what is GeoCaching anyway? The worlds largest treasure hunt of course! Participants use a (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. Whether you’re new to the game or an experienced “cacher” the Tioga GeoTour is rewarding for everyone! Begin by downloading your Tioga County Passport today!

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Visit www.geocaching.com or download the Geocaching App. Register your user-name. Basic membership is free. There’s also a handy Video instruction for beginners below.

2. Find the Tioga GeoTour and locate each Experience Tioga GeoTour cache and write down the codeword on the passport log.

3. Record your finds on www.geocaching.com. Feel free to add to the Photo Gallery!

4. Fill out the passport and bring it in person or mail it to:
Tioga County Visitor Center, 200-204 Front Street, Owego, NY 13827

Earn 30 points and receive an Experience Tioga Geocoin. Earn 25 points and receive an Experience Tioga GeoTour t-shirt. 

HOW TO EARN EXTRA POINTS

*Up to 6 extra points will be accepted unless there are less than 24 active caches at the time you take the tour.

1 POINT: Get a code from one of the businesses on the tour. Go to www.experiencetioga.com/geotour for a list of participating businesses. Write the code on the log.

2 POINTS: Unscramble the phrase hidden in the log codes. Write the phrase anywhere on this form.

1 POINT: Bring a receipt from an independent restaurant, retail store, paid event or hotel/bed and breakfast. Chain hotels are okay. No fast food chains, gas stations, or chain retail stores. MUST BE IN TIOGA COUNTY, NY.

Business Codes can be accessed by making a purchase at Waterman’s Distillery, Sweetrees Maple, or Engelbert Farm Creamery, or by asking a staff member for the code at Farmer Brown’s Marketplace! See their websites for open hours.