Expansion of Captain John Smith Geotrail

Apr 13, 2012


             The National Park Service says the popular Captain John Smith Geotrail is expanding on the Lower Eastern Shore.

            The agency is now providing eleven more areas for – what’s called – geocaching which is a type of treasure hunt in which participants use hand-held GPS devices to plot map coordinates to find a hidden cache.

            These new areas will run from Pocomoke to the Virginia Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge.. with a debut this Saturday at the Historic Onancock School in Virginia

            The trail was originally launched last June with 40 sites on five Chesapeake Rivers.

            Officials say more than 5-thousand visits have been recorded since then.