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Explore More GeoTour Re-Launch

Updated: Aug 25

Belmont County Tourism is re-launching a new Geocaching Tour June 12th at 9 am, still named Explore More GeoTour. Representatives from the tourism office will be welcoming geocachers at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Martins Ferry, Ohio from 9 am to 1 pm. The first 100 participants at this site will receive Belmont County swag.

This Geocache journey will take you across the beautiful and scenic landscapes

of Belmont County, Ohio where a total of 35 geocaches await to be found. Participants who find 30 out of 35 caches will be rewarded with an official Belmont County Geocaching coin. They must take a selfie and or register the cache code and submit the information to belmontcountygeotour@gmail.com for approval.

Geocaching is an everyday event that can occur at any time of the day. The goal is to take people to places they have never visited before. To play, one must download the Geocaching App or visit Geocaching.com and sign up for a free account. Then, players can select a Geocache they would like to find. They may use the app or GPS to navigate the cache. Once found, players are encouraged to sign the logbook, exchange a trinket or souvenir and place the cache back where found for the next person to locate.

The Belmont County GeoTour offers players and visitors the chance to embark on a treasure hunt in the local area. Some of the sites include the Belmont County Heritage Museum, Barkcamp State Park, Raven Rocks, and the Schaeffer-Campbell Covered Bridge. Players must download the Geocaching App to begin their journey. Once 30 out of 35 selfies/photos and or cache codes of caches are submitted to the Belmont County Tourism Office, players will be rewarded with a Belmont County geocoin. If participants find all 35 caches, they will receive the coin and be entered into a quarterly drawing for prizes.

The Tourism Office is located inside the Ohio Valley Mall and open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its mailing address is 67800 Mall Ring Road, Unit 485, St. Clairsville, OH 43950. Participants may also collect their coins after office hours at the Ohio Valley Mall customer service desk. For more information visit: www.visitbelmontcounty.com.

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