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Traditional Geocache

Chenango Canal Towpath

Hidden : 4/5/2008
In New York, United States
2 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Large Ammo can placed on the north side of RT 20, Parking is available at the Madison County Tourism - Chenango Canal Museum parking lot. Carefully cross RT 20 and you will find a staircase heading down to the towpath.

The cache is located close to the trail and should not be to hard to find. Please be sure to return the cache to its original hiding spot. There is a really nice prize for the first to find, please take it and enjoy the first to find prize, the prize is in a zip lock plastic bag in the log book bag. The cache has a 2.5 terrain rating because of the stairs leading down to the towpath. the trail is flat and a very pleasant walk. The Chenango Canal Association asked me to help them place a few geocaches along the 6.36 mile Chenango Canal towpath. The Chenango Canal Association is dedicated to preserving, maintaining, and improving the historic Chenango Canal and its towpath. Preservation of the canal. They would like to use geocaching to increase awareness of the canal. The Chenango Canal Association, with (ironically) 9 board members, recognized that this is a historic and recreational treasure, and started the Chenango Canal Project to develop and protect the summit area for the public’s use. The CCA has cleared 5 miles of a 12-foot wide towpath trail to allow hiking, biking, picnicking and horseback riding. Cross-country skiing, canoeing and kayaking. The canal was started in 1834 and all 97 miles were hand dug by as many as 500 men. 116 locks were needed to raise the water to the 706 foot summit in Bouckville and then back down to the Erie Canal in Utica.

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176 Logged Visits

Found it 165     Didn't find it 3     Write note 7     Publish Listing 1     

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Last Updated: on 9/24/2017 2:38:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time (9:38 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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