Explore the state of Delaware
The Delaware Tourism Office is taking geocaching to the next level. Geocaching is a worldwide sports phenomenon which involves a high-tech, outdoor treasure hunt utilizing GPS technology. The expansion of the Delaware Geocaching Trail was announced today due to overwhelming feedback received from geocachers over the past year. The expanded trail features 50 additional statewide cache sites located at historical and cultural attractions, state parks, wineries, breweries, and sports venues.
"You don't need a mobile GPS to find that tourism brings jobs and resources into Delaware. More
visitors mean more business for some of our state's employers," said Governor Jack Markell. "In an age
of mobile technology, geocaching allows our state to utilize an unconventional, yet adventurous, way to
increase public awareness and foot traffic to our area attractions and natural resources."
"The quest for caches attracts a very diverse group of travelers to Delaware," remarked Alan Levin,
Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office. "Several trail sites have acknowledged that
most geocaching participants are first-time visitors to the area, which stimulates the state's economy
through shopping, dining, and lodging."
"The Trail was enhanced through collaborative efforts of the Delaware Tourism Office, Delaware State
Parks, and the Delaware geocaching community," stated Linda Parkowski, Director of the Delaware
Tourism Office. "More than 3,000 visits have been logged at Delaware geocaching sites and many
visitors have found the Delaware Geocaching Trail an exciting way to discover unique locations in
The hunt begins by accessing the Delaware Geocaching Trail website, www.visitdelaware.com/geo.
After completing the registration form, geocachers receive a Delaware passport, instructions, and GPS
coordinates. The expanded Delaware Geocaching Trail features 75 cache locations throughout the state.
Treasure hunters will utilize code words to log visits. The first 200 geocachers to obtain code words at
24 cache locations (8 from each county) will receive a limited edition Delaware Geocaching Trail coin.
The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, Del., a division of the Delaware Economic
Development Office, promotes tourism and economic growth in Delaware. For more information, visit
the official Delaware Tourism website at www.visitdelaware.com or call toll-free (866) 284-7483.