Richmond KY GeoTrail
Richmond KY Inaugural GeoTrail
October 2023 - October 2024
Richmond, KY's Inaugural GeoTrail is here! Join Richmond Parks and Recreation, the Richmond Outdoor Committee and geocachers from all over for what we anticipate to be a new annual Geocaching tradition in Richmond and Madison County!
30+ new Geocaches ARE LIVE! Happy hunting!
The theme for Richmond, KY’s Inaugural GeoTrail is all about Madison County’s history in the milling industry. This rich history inspired Millstone Park in Downtown Richmond that features 40+ millstones from Madison County and other parts of the state, and Millstone Festival, Richmond’s fall festival that takes place annually on the first Saturday in October. Between the 1700's and early 1900's, local grist mills (mills for grinding grain) were vast and prevalent in the production of flour and other grain products for local families. Madison County alone has had over 60 mills of this kind, and many of our roads are named after them. We want to continue to commemorate this history with events such as this.
How to Earn our Free Souvenir:
- Download the Geocaching and Adventure Lab apps from the app store
- Create an Account
- Find 25 of the 30+ Geocaches
- Complete the PASSPORT and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 345 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475
Adventure Lab: "Downtown Richmond, Kentucky Adventure Lab"
Questions? Email email@example.com.
2023 Inaugural Events
Thank you to everyone who came out to the kick off events! At the Meet & Greet potluck on Friday, October 20th, 5 states were represented by geocachers at Irvine-McDowell Park. Thank you to geocacher-rambetta for organizing this event in honor of Netinator. 5 states were also represented at the event on Saturday, October 21st. 30 geocaches went live at 10:30 AM, and will remain active throughout Richmond and 3 surrounding counties for 1 year. Those who find 25/30 will receive a souvenir: Richmond’s 225yrs Anniversary coin (that can be picked up at the Richmond Parks and Recreation office). Congrats to all of the FTF (first to find winners), and to those who received their souvenir coins that day. Thank you GeoTrail Corporate Sponsors (year round): Richmond KY Parks and Recreation, Richmond Tourism, City of Richmond KY, and Napier Building & Contracting LLC. Thank you to our event sponsors and door prize contributors: The Red Poppy, McAlisters, Silvercliff, The Cain Pole, Jackson’s, The Journey Christian Bookstore, Newby Country Store, and Gibson Bay. Thank you Madison County Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor for joining us. Thank you to the geocachers and to all who helped this event to be a huge success!
Unable to attend the inaugural events? CLICK HERE to get a shirt!