If you like to explore the outdoors, check out interesting places or enjoy scavenger hunts, geocaching is for you! This popular hobby is a free activity for people of all ages where participants find caches using GPS coordinates.
Throughout Macomb County there are more than 10,000 geocoaches that are found in places and spaces – from rural countryside to suburban parks to urban downtowns.
Some of the most popular trails and hot spots include:
Clinton River – There are just over 70 geocaches can be found by water using a kayak or canoe on various trails along the Clinton River. Common labels for geocaches on the river are KTC, C.R. and HNY19.
Macomb Orchard Trail – More than 200 geocaches make up this 24-mile trail that runs through Richmond, Armada, Romeo and Washington Township. Common labels for this trail are HNY18 and MOT.
Downtown areas – In and around local downtowns, such as Utica, Romeo and Roseville, there are nearly 500 total geocaches hidden amidst historical landmarks, public art pieces and top attractions. A wide variety of labels are used for these geocaches.
Public parks – Within the 215 parks found across the county there are thousands of geocaches that range in skill level from novice to expert. Given the number of geocaches found in the parks, there is a myriad of labels used to identify them.
Want to know more about this unique pastime? Check out the Make Macomb Your Home blog post focused on all things geocaching.