Welcome to the Whittemore Preserve CCC Geotrail which is designed to be very Family friendly, educational and showcasing the rich beauty of the Sanctuary through COMMUNITY.CULTURE.CONSERVATION!
Whittemore Preserce includes Whittemore House and 11 miles of trails for hiking, dog walking, and horseback riding. Trails traverse mainly wooded areas with wetlands, ravines, and hilly terrain. The sanctuary also serves as the perfect stage for birders and nature lovers to view local avian species and other wildlife.
Whittemore Preserve was bequeathed to Tewksbury Township by the beloved Helen A. Whittemore. She was a nature lover and diarist who wanted her land and house to be preserved so that others may be awed by the natural world and inspired by its beauty to preserve it.
Whittemore is just one part of a wide and varied network of parks and preserved land in Tewksbury Township. Christie Hoffman, Fairmount North, and Oldwick Fields are used by the organized sports offered by the Tewksbury Athletic Association. Equestrians use the Cold Brook Preserve and Christie Hoffman Farm trail networks. Nature education is offered to walkers at Pascale Farm. Quiet serenity abounds for walkers on other preserved land. In short, area residents have an abundance of opportunities to appreciate the beauty of the local landscape.
What is a Geotrail ?
A “geotrail” is a series of caches tied together by a common topic or theme and to showcase an historic location. Geocachers who complete the Whittemore Sanctuary geotrail with receive a commemorative Whittemore Sanctuary Token of their adventure. (one per registered Geocaching name only)
Completing the Geotrail
The Whittemore Preserve Geotrail was developed between NNJC and the Friends of Whittemore, is a geocaching trail consisting of different type geocaches placed around the beautiful 180 acre preserve; these geocaches are located at many interesting sites to explore along your journey. Look for coordinate clues along your caching adventure to help you locate the final cache, where you will find and fill out your documentation to be able to receive your Whittemore Sanctuary token.
Along your journey you will also need to complete a secret word too, so be mindful when finding the geotrail caches! Inside some of the geocaches is a laminated clue card with a specific letter; cachers must collect all the letters for the geocaches to uncover the secret word to fill out on the documentation inside the final geocache.
Geocachers then bring their completed documentation to the Whittemore office, if open, or can they can mail it for redemption. The documentation must be completed per instructions, upon verification completion of to geotrail and Geocaching name (one per geocaching account name) you will receive a custom commemorative Whittemore Sanctuary Token.
The Northern New Jersey Cachers, NNJC is about promoting a quality caching experience in Northern New Jersey. For information on The Northern New Jersey Cachers group you can visit: www.nnjc.org.
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