Imagine geocaching along the 287-mile length of this nationally designated Byway as you progress up (or down) the valley while you enjoy all of the natural beauty associated with the Minnesota River. Use the Byway as a destination for your hobby and see what you discover!
Thousands of caches are in the valley on www.geocaching.com. This site also has great instructions on how to get started, on equipment, and on how to start your own caches.
On June 9, 2012, the bywaywill start a new geocache program! Click here for more information.
This is a great family friendly activity integrating technology and getting you outdoors exploring new places or sometimes places that you drive by regularly but just never have had a reason to stop. Your only investment to get started is a hand held GPS (check with the people in your house that hunt, hike, fish, or ones with a newer cell phone - they may have a GPS already!). Otherwise you can find a GPS unit for as little as $100 at many large discount stores, sporting goods stores or online.
To assist you in getting started we put together a list of cities and zip codes you can enter in to locate caches. I bet if you enter in your own zip code you would be amazed at the caches nearby!
Browns Valley 56219
Granite Falls 56241
Redwood Falls 56283
New Ulm 56073
St Peter 56082
Le Sueur 56058
Register an account on geocaching.com (it's FREE) and start your adventure today!
Interested “Cache Masters” are encouraged to discuss operating a Byway-wide program by contacting the byway at firstname.lastname@example.org