Do you fancy yourself to be a modern-day treasure hunter? Welcome to geocaching – an incredible way to explore – the knick-knacks you’ll pick up from a cache aren’t necessarily valuable, but the moments that you’ll have are sure to be golden.
This accessible hobby requires little more than a GPS and a sense of adventure. Trek out various terrain, and work your mind and body together as you test your orienteering and problem solving skills.
Of the 3+ million geocaches to be found worldwide, thousands are hidden somewhere in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
A few are close at hand—in fact, right under your nose. There are four geocaches at the Peterborough Lift Lock. But lots have been placed in remote areas: on the rail trail east of the city and along the Indian River near Keene. There’s another somewhere close to the Hope Mill at Lang Pioneer Village. Of course, we can’t give you any more information—that would spoil the thrill of the hunt.
Canada 150+ Geocaching Adventure
We chose to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by putting some skin in the game of geocaching – and we hope you enjoy every moment of the hunt. Celebrate the rich history of the region and get a little something to take home.
Download our Travel Diary, find at least one cache in each community, and use the stamp inside it to prove you were there. You can create a rubbing with the crayons or pencil provided or you can bring your own stamp pad or marker.
Each community (8 Townships, 2 First Nations, and the City of Peterborough) will have matching stamps within their caches. You only need to find one per community, or 11 unique stamps in total, to complete your Travel Diary and collect your limited edition Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism (PKT) trackable geocoin.
Limit one geocoin per active geocaching.com account.
Find all 23 geocaches on geocaching.com
Click here for an overview map of Peterborough County to see all the incredible areas you’ll explore to complete your Travel Diary throughout Peterborough County.
Click here for a Bookmark List to download the caches to your GPS unit or create a pocket query.
City of Peterborough:
The Victoria Museum in “Inverlea” (GC74A76)
Curve Lake First Nation:
Historic Curve Lake Village (GC72PWP)
Hiawatha First Nation:
Old Railroad Stop (GC72PX1)
Hiawatha Church (GC72PXA)
Township of Asphodel-Norwood:
Sucker Hunt at Welbeck (GC72VFW)
Richard Birdsall (GC74A7Q)
Township of Cavan Monaghan:
John Deyell (GC74A7V)
Cavan Blazers & Paddy Maguire (GC74A7Y)
Township of Douro-Dummer:
Balm for her Wounded Heart (GC72VG3)
Sedgwick Lime Kiln Park (GC72VGA)
Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen:
Nepheline Syenite – A Global Lustre (GC72WDJ)
Havelock Public School (GC75D68)
Township of North Kawartha:
The Brush Factory (GC72WDT)
Sam Edgar Crypt (GC72VGJ)
Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan:
Nelson Brawl at the Keene Hotel (GC72VGQ)
Lang Grist Mill (GC75D6H)
Township of Selwyn:
Catharine Parr Traill (GC72VGW)
The Pope Stallion (GC72WDZ)
Municipality of Trent Lakes:
Adam & Eve Rock (GC75D5Q)
Going to School on the Oregon Trail (GC74A8B)
Download your Canada 150+ Geocaching Travel Diary (PDF) to get started today!