For your protection and the protection of others, please use gloves and/or hand sanitizer before and after handling each cache.
This cache has been placed as part of the 2020 Taconic Region Geocaching Challenge. The NYS Parks Saratoga-Capital 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. Please visit https://parks.ny.gov/parks/default.aspx to print your passport.
Be sure to check the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site website for updated site information.https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/johnjayhomestead/amenities.aspx
This cache contains a unique stamp which must stay with the cache. Use this stamp to mark your passport. This is NOT a trade item.
The John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, very much is a bridge to the past. The main house was the retirement home of John Jay, arguably the most important Founding Father born in New York. After his death in 1829, the property passed through four more generations of the Jay family before it was acquired by the state in 1959. Today, the historic site comprises the main house, several outbuildings--many of them date back to John Jay's time--and 62 acres of what was once a 750 acre farm.
You may be sharing the walk to this cache with horses. Please remember that horses are bigger than you...and watch where you step. Also, the trail near the cache can be muddy. Appropriate footwear is recommended (no flip flops).