Find Geocaches along the Amish Geotrail
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. New York’s Amish Geo Trail has been developed to encourage visiting cachers and residents to explore and get to know areas of western Cattaraugus County that are new to them as they travel the highways and byways of the Enchanted Mountains.
There is a total of 12 caches along New York's Amish Trail and each one has a corresponding keyword. These geocaches together form the New York Amish Geotrail (NYAGT). Successful collection of 10 caches will entitle the cacher to a special commemorative New York’s Amish GeoCoin (picture coming soon).
You may submit your caches at anytime online by filling out the Amish Geotrail Finds form (on EnchantedMountains.com)
How to get started
All geocaches are officially registered with geocaching.com.
- Register on geocaching.com. Participants will need to be registered on geocaching.com to retrieve the coordinates and other location information. Registering on geocaching.com is free.
- Check out the listing of NYAGT caches on Geocaching.com!
- Get your NYAGT leaflet to record your geocache finds.
- Be sure to bring a GPS unit and a camera. Each cache will have a unique keyword written on the inside of the cache container’s lid. Write this keyword down next to the location name in the leaflet. You will then either mail the list of locations and keywords to Enchanted Mountains, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755 OR simply fill out the on-line form with your latest cache(s) at EnchantedMountains.com/form/submit-your-amish-geotrail-finds and we’ll send you your Amish Geotrail Button(s). You may also stop in to the Tourism office at the County Building during business hours to obtain your buttons. Leaflets are the property of the cacher to retain as a keepsake, so any leaflet’s mailed in, will be returned with your button(s).
About New York's Amish Trail
New York’s Amish Trail in Cattaraugus County is not your typical Amish community; there is no commercialization here like you find in the larger familiar Amish areas in the Northeast. This pastoral settlement consists of an Old Order Amish people that continue to live out their day to day lives the old-fashioned way. No modern conveniences such as electric and motorized vehicles are used to carry out their responsibilities for the day.
When you “get lost” on New York’s Amish Trail, you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful scenery in a
peaceful atmosphere that will calm the noise in your soul and help you refresh and revisit life at a slower
As you travel the country highways, you will see handpainted signs depicting the commodity that each Amish
business has. Follow those hand-painted signs down the side roads to their business where you can purchase
anything from toys to quilts, lumber, furniture, candy and more. Each of the Amish craftsmen specializes in
a product, so make an adventure out of locating the Amish Shop that sells what you are looking to purchase.
For more information, please call 1-800-331-0543 or contact us.
New York’s Amish Trail is located in The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County offers something for all seasons. Horseback riding and fishing in the spring, hiking and camping in the summer, hunting and scenic beauty in the fall, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, and of course, geocaching all year round are just some of the great attractions to the area. Come visit the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County and see what we have to offer you.