This multi is also, frankly, a shameless imitation of the multi-stage caches in BriGuyNY’s “Hudson Highlights”series. Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery and that’s just how I intend it!
There could be a charge to enter Kingsland Point Park in the summertime and depending on the day of the week and hour of your visit. Warm weather evenings and summer weekends are a busy time here. Be aware! Stealth should be used at all times.
You will find parking as you arrive at the starting coordinates in Kingsland Point Park. There is additional parking if you follow the large EXIT sign to the left and around below this main parking area.
As with BriGuyNY’s Hudson Highlight multi-caches, I recommend a few tools for completing this cache: GPSr, pen or pencil, and a hand mirror will all be very useful! There are a number of stages and a few of them are virtual. That is to say, you will not necessarely find a container but you will hopefully find a device with the coordinates you need to continue.
Oh, and I also forgot: Bring a camera! The river views are incredible!
Some cool things you’ll want to look for along the way:
The Kingsland Bath House. Renovated and reopened in 2011 as The Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, this historic building has been a fixture in the park for 87 years. It opened in the summer of 1926. Tens of thousands of beachgoers used this building, once upon a time, to change into their swim clothes and store their belongings while they enjoyed the now eroded and diminished thousand foot sand beach that stretches along the Hudson here.
The Tarrytown Lighthouse with the Tappan Zee Bridge spanning the river in the background. The Tarrytown Lighthouse, or Kingsland Point Lighthouse, is today referred to as “The 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow”. It originally stood nearly a quarter mile off Kingsland Point and, as did many of the lighthouses during that era, it had a full time lighthouse keeper who lived there. During the 78 years that the lighthouse was occupied it had 12 keepers, many of them with wives and children. For many years there was an auto plant on the shore behind the light. (See below.) As the auto plant expanded, the Pocantico River was diverted and the bay here was filled in so that, today, the lighthouse only sets about fifty feet from shore. When the Tappan Zee Bridge was built in 1955, navigational lights on the span rendered the little lighthouse nearly obsolete. By 1957 its light was reduced in candlepower and automated. Then, in 1961, the light was decommissioned.
For more information on visiting the 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow while you're here, check out: Hudson River Lighthouse Coalition's Hudson Riverlights.
Kidd’s Rock. Some say that Frederick Philips, who owned all this land in colonial times, did business with the notorious pirate, Captain William Kidd. Legend has it Philips would set a fire on this rock to signal Captain Kidd for their late-night “business meetings”. Kidd was captured and executed in England in 1701. Philips died a year later. His heirs, loyal to the British Crown, lost this land following the Revolutionary War. No contraband treasure has ever been found here.
The site of the North Tarrytown Assembly Plant. You can see what's left of the auto plant on the other side of the chain-link fence that stretches all along the eastern border of the park. The first automobile factory was opened here in 1896. That growing factory changed hands a few times until a large auto manufacturer acquired the complex in 1914. This auto plant was shut down in 1996 and its buildings were subsequently demolished.
As I mentioned, this multi is inspired by caches I've enjoyed from BriGuyNY’s “Hudson Highlights” series. I highly recommend his Hudson Highlights caches not only because they are originals thought out and placed by a master geocacher, but also, they will take you to great spots along our magnificent Hudson River. They're a lot of fun!
Check them out!
GCWYRA - Hudson Highlights: Lansingburgh
GC1WYQ0 - Hudson Highlights: Troy (Downtown)
GC230FK - Turf War: HR's Highlight (South Troy)
GC230GA - Hudson Highlights: Albany
GC2M0NZ - Hudson Highlights: Rensselaer
GC2KFJV - Hudson Highlights: Peekskill
GC2KECA - Hudson Highlights: Montrose
GC2KH9V - Hudson Highlights: Crugers
GC2KECN - Hudson Highlights: Croton-On-Hudson
Many thanks and a tip of the hat to BriGuyNY for the incredible energy he’s put into our game/hobby/sport. Enjoy!