This Cache is placed as part of the 2019 Taconic Region Geocache Challenge. The NYS Parks Saratoga - Capital region and the Central region will be hosting a similar challenge!! Find 45 challenge caches in the Taconic Region and stamp your passport to earn a trackable geo-coin. Ten caches found in the Sara-Cap and/or Central region Challenge can be used toward the Taconic Challenge.
This cache contains a unique stamp which must stay with the cache. Use this stamp to mark your passport. This stamp is NOT a trade item. Some of the items in the cache are park souvenirs and do not need to be replaced with a trade item. There is no fee to enter this park. Be sure to check each park or site’s unique web page for possible trail maps and other facility specific information. www.parks.ny.gov
Founding Father John Jay settled on a 760-acre farm here when he retired from government service in 1801, after a 27-year public career. Today, the historic site includes 62 of Jay's original acres, along with the main house, several outbuildings, stone walls and other features that were here during John Jay’s time. This cache is hidden along another relic: a section of the original entrance drive to the property. The large beech trees that line the “beech allee” were planted in the mid-1800s, when the farm was owned by John Jay’s grandson. <br><br>
FTF reward is a pass for one free adult admission to the historic house. Please do not take the pass if you do not intend to use it before the end of the year. Do not attempt this cache from Lyon Ridge Road to avoid private property. Use the coordinates below for the parking lot.