On Saturday, Sept. 25, Visit Sebring will launch its new Centennial GeoTrail Celebrating 100 Years of Highlands County. This GeoTrail is in addition to the official Sebring Area GeoTour: Florida’s Hidden Gem launched in 2020. Geocaching is a free, outdoor treasure hunt for all ages.
The Centennial GeoTrail is approximately 25 geocaches hidden throughout Highlands County that highlight 100 years of the county. Numerous organizations including the Highlands County Historical Society have partnered with Visit Sebring to help showcase the beauty and history within the destination. All geocachers who complete the Centennial GeoTrail will be awarded a set of five path tags, collectible coins that highlight activities and history in the county.
To celebrate the launch, Visit Sebring will host a day of free activities on Sept. 25 starting with the Centennial GeoTrail Kickoff at the Town of Lake Placid’s Journal Plaza from 8-10 a.m. where passports will be available for pick up, and finish with a Celebration Around the Circle at Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works in Sebring’s historic downtown from 5-7 p.m.
“We are thrilled celebrate a 100-year milestone with another geocaching opportunity that is interactive and fun for all ages for locals and tourists to enjoy,” said Casey Hartt, Visit Sebring’s Lead Marketing Consultant. “Hidden treasures are all around the destination and we cannot wait for geocaching enthusiasts to uncover the historical locations we have to offer while learning more about this fantastic part of Florida and completing the GeoTrail passport.”
To take part in Sebring geocaching, download the online passport and start following the clues. There is no time limit to the GeoTrail and it will be an activity that locals and visitors to the region will be able to enjoy for many years to come.