The Crane-Beshar Rhinoceros Creek Reservation, Somers' newest open space, consists of two parcels totaling 115 acres, each of which was once part of Stone House Farm. The parcels flank a beloved Somers landmark, the Stone House, constructed in 1849 by Gerard Crane. Crane was a major figure in the early circus menagerie business, a unique part of Somers heritage. The Stone House was restored to its current glory by the Robert and Christine Beshar family who generously donated the adjacent parcels to the Somers Land Trust in 2017 to protect the land in perpituity for the enjoyment of the public. The cache is hidden on the southern parcel, home to the fabled Rhinoceros Creek, which according to old newspaper accounts, had once provided a place for Gerard Crane's rhinoceros to bathe. The cache is a brand new standard size official geocaching.com plastic container filled with 3D printed goodies. We included a travel bug as well, please help it travel. Park at the newly built pavilion. You'll see a fenced-in water treatment plant serving the nearby Heritage Hills community. Backtrack by foot to the big welcome sign and find the green trail. Walk the trail to GZ.
Congratulations to Astro-nut for FTF!