The Town of Clifton Park and the Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee, with volunteer Peter Lanoie, are offering a “learn how to geo-cache” opportunity this Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, in the Town of Clifton Park. All ages are welcome: this will be a family-friendly event! This event was rained out for the 2017 Open Space Day back in May, so wonderfully, our guest hike leader was willing to offer it again.
Meet up at the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, at the Whipple Bridge entrance, at the intersection of Riverview Road and VanVranken Road. Parking is available for both cars and bicycles at this entrance.
To understand what is geo-caching, think of a scavenger hunt using technology! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Be prepared for moderately challenging hiking conditions using both the newly restored towpath trail, and potentially including some off-trail, uneven, natural surfaces. This geo-cache adventure will be at an easy-going pace, and may take approximately 2 hours.
Consider bringing your own water and/or a snack, and as always dress for outdoors conditions including protection from sun and insects (ticks). Please note that there are no restrooms at the site.
The nearly 700-acre Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve is a NYS DEC designated Bird Conservation Area, and is a significant destination for visitors along the Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway, and the scenic, historic and agricultural corridor of Riverview Road.
Please RSVP for the Learn to Geo-Cache Event on this Saturday, September 9, by calling the Open Space Coordinator at (518) 371-6054.