Geocachers: Crank it up for CMG '17!
We blew by last year's impressive inaugural turnout of 202 registered for C-MASS Geofest with 303 sign-ins at the Aug. 20 Main Event. Earlier in the week, Scores of geocachers overran a local bowling/putt-putt, barbecue place with a national reputation and other Sturbridge, Mass. fun spots in the early going. We caught the night sky and night cached, even cached by kayak.
Once again Central Massachusetts proved an ideal location for geocaching. We're loaded with a variety of caches from tourist friendly "park and grabs" to trail hiking and some quirky ones set out for this event. There are many miles of trails that a geocacher can traverse in the area. You can either cache solo, with a friend, or bring the family in tow. Once you are finished on the trails, you can enjoy the big and small historical attractions with lots of places serving great food! While your eating, pick up a "park and grab" smiley, too.
Mark Your Calendar!
We anticipate the 2017 GEOFEST III festivities to be August 16-20, with the main event being held on Sunday, August 19.
C-MASS GEOFEST launched Aug. 19, 2015 with five days of geocaching and social and fun activities on and off the trails. Our geocaching community hosted hundreds of cachers here in “C-Mass,” the birthplace of the “Smiley Face” icon. Our very first event, the afternoon ice cream party at Jimmy D's in Sturbridge, overwhelmed our expectations with 70 people on a midweek day!
Experienced and first-time geocachers enjoyed the thrill of the hunt. It was standing-room-only for Geocaching 101, the first of several workshops at our main event on Saturday. We'll be ready for bigger crowds this year!
Any time of year, make your way to the junction of I-90 and I-84, an easy shot from almost anywhere in New England. Taste unspoiled New England forests, trails, rivers, lakes and find lots and lots of caches in a “GEOFESTive” atmosphere. Great places to eat and stay, and tons of history at Old Sturbridge Village, but also throughout our forests and fields. There are wonderful places to camp and have adventures be discovered for folks of all ages. Your experience in Sturbridge and the surrounding Townships will be Everything But Ordinary.
MAKE IT HAPPEN:
- Get Your Gear at GEOFEST. Online 2016 swag sales closed (See us at the events!)
- Inquire About 2015 Merch: Looking for souvenir/retro-ware? We'll see if we've got yours in stock: Contact us