PTC takes part in ‘31 Days of Geocaching’
Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix is encouraging residents to discover more about the hobby of geocaching, as he recently proclaimed that the city would celebrate “31 Days of Geocaching” through the month of August.
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to discover hidden items, and Peachtree City has been nominated as one of the top geocaching cities by the “Best of the Road” program administered by Rand McNally.
Residents can sign in and vote daily through Sept. 3 at www.bestoftheroad.com to support the city in the competition. The grand prize is a custom GeoTour of the winning community provided by Rand McNally and geocaching.com.
The challenge under the 31 Days of Geocaching is to find one geocache every day for the entire month.
Haddix said geocaching gives residents a chance to have fun and explore the city.
“It’s a family activity that can travel with you on vacation or business as well,” Haddix said.
Nancy Price, director of the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau, is working with the Georgia Geocachers Association to develop an official GeoTour for the city involving a series of caches that lead seekers to a final prize.
There are 300 caches hidden in Peachtree City ranging from easy to very challenging, Price said.
“There is a thrill that is part of the geocache hunt that appeals to everyone’s inner child,” Price said.