“Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.” For more information, visit the official Geocaching website:

The Dyken Pond Center has created a beginner’s/easy series of caches.  They are located throughout the Center, just off trails and in easy terrain.  They can be found near:

  • #1  “The Sentinels” N 42° 43.563 W 073° 26.159
  • #2  “Pot of Gold” N 42° 43.574 W 073° 25.750
  • #3  “Snag it While you Can”   N 42° 43.566 W 073° 25.898
  • #4   “Northern  Newt Nursery” N 42° 44.065 W 073° 26.042
  • #5    “Land of 1,000 Dead Trees” N 42° 43.315 W 073° 26.709
  • #6.  “Nest of Eggs”  N 42°43.785’   W 073°26.048′
  • The Center is at  N 42°43.405′  W 073°26.114′

The Center does have GPS units available for rent, please contact 658-2055 or for more details or to schedule for a guided group experience.

Useful Hints!

  • Be sure that you enter the waypoints in the correct format
  • GPSs can only get you so close given the accuracy, the remaining twenty or so feet is up to you.
  • Bring a Trail Map, all of these caches are designed around using the trail system.
  • Be sure to bring anything that you take hiking, like water and snacks.
  • #1  “The Sentinels”  is located by two large rocks and hidden among a small rock pile. Clear flat container.
  • #2  “Pot of Gold” is near a birds nest by the water. Large green container.
  • #3  “Snag it while you Can”  is about 6 feet above the ground on top of a dead tree. Tube  container.
  • #4  “Northern  Newt Nursery” is located under a rock on the far side of the water. Tupperware container.
  • “Land of 1,000 Dead Trees”  is located in a clear Tupperware container around ground level. Keep your feet dry as you search for this cache. There is no reason to get wet feet on this search!

Please let the Center know if any of these caches are not present, or you had a difficult time locating them.  658-2055 or