Geocaching, the high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers of all ages equipped with GPS devices or their mobile phones.

In this free outdoor treasure hunt where players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. Specifically, the meaning of the word geocaching refers to GEO for geography, and CACHING, the process of hiding a cache. A cache is term used in hiking/camping as a hiding place for concealing and preserving provisions.

If you love nature, adventure, and technology then this rapidly growing high-tech sport is for you. Navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

This is a great family activity that provides excitement, exercise, and fresh air. All ages and levels of mobility can enjoy it. With over 1 million caches hidden around the world are often hidden at places you never knew existed or wouldn't have discovered otherwise. Including geocaching in your vacation plans provides an opportunity to explore the area beyond the typical 'tourist' perspective.

The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online at Brainerd, Baxter, and the Brainerd Lakes area offers many opportunities for the adventure seeker.

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Minnesota's Paul Bunyan GeoTour

The Paul Bunyan State Trail is arguably Minnesota's favorite paved trail for hiking, biking, inline skating, snowmobiling and now geocaching.Bike Trail

The MN Paul Bunyan GeoTour stretches the length of the 110-mile rail-to-trail Paul Bunyan State Trail. Local geocachers have placed so many caches along it that it is known in the geocaching community as a 'power trail'. Regardless of whether you are new to the sport or an experienced Geocacher the Paul Bunyan GeoTour offers you fun and adventure on a Paul Bunyan sized scale.

Staying at one of our great Brainerd Hotels and Baxter Hotels gives you centralized access to everything that the lakes area has to offer and a variety of unique communities.

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