Please Note: All of the Cattaraugus County Geotrails have been archived as of 2020.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game and we have a Amish Geo Trail for you to explore. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. New York’s Amish Geo Trail (NYAGT) has been developed to encourage visiting cachers and residents to explore and get to know areas of the Enchanted Mountains that are new to them as they travel the highways and byways of Western New York State.
Please note that NYAGT Part 1 was archived on October 31, 2018. All Geotrails are archived as of 2020
Jump to NYAGT Part 1 or NYAGT Part 2 There are 10 caches (there were 24) along New York's Amish Trail and each one has a corresponding keyword. These geocaches were split equally between the New York Amish Geotrail (NYAGT) Parts 1 and 2; Part 1 was archived. For each "geocache find" submitted you'll receive a magnetic button. You may submit your NYAGT Part 2 geocaches at anytime online by filling out the the NYAGT Part 2 Finds form (on EnchantedMountains.com)
NYAGT Part 2
The New York Amish GeoTrail Part 2 was released on May 15, 2014 with 12 new geocaches at new places to explore in Amish country!
For each NYAGT geocache you find you'll receive a magnetic button.
Successful collection of 10 geocaches from NYAGT Part 2 will entitle the cacher to a special commemorative trackable New York’s Amish GeoCoin for Part 2.
This geotrail was released on May 15, 2014.
NYAGT Part 2 Geocaches
Search Geocaching.com for NYAGT Part 2 ("Take me to the old search").
Submit your NYAGT Part 2 Finds You may submit your geocaches at anytime online by filling out the NYAGT Part 2 Finds form (on EnchantedMountains.com)
Magnetic Buttons for NYAGT Part 2
NYAGT Part 1 (Archived)
Note: The NYAGT Part 1 was archived on October 31, 2018.
The NYAGT Part 1 had 12 geocaches with 12 corresponding magnetic buttons and a trackable geocoin for finding 10 of the 12 geocaches.
Successful collection of 10 caches entitled the cacher to a special commemorative New York’s Amish GeoCoin for Part 1.
Part 1 of the NYAGT was active for over 7 years as it had been released on September 20, 2011 and archived on October 31, 2018.
Listing of NYAGT Part 1
Search Geocaching.com for NYAGT (Please note that the geocaches with "Part 2" in their name are part the NYAGT Part 2). In order to search using key words or phrases instead of location, click "Take me to the old search" in lower right corner of main photo. Once page loads, scroll down to keywords.
Submit NYAGT Part 1 Finds
You may submit your geocaches at anytime online by filling out the NYAGT Part 1 Finds form (on EnchantedMountains.com)
Magnetic Buttons for NYAGT Part 1
How to get started All geocaches are officially registered with geocaching.com. Watch a video about how to geocache. Register on geocaching.com. Participants will need to be registered on geocaching.com to retrieve the coordinates and other location information. Registering on geocaching.com is free. Check out the listing of NYAGT caches on Geocaching.com! Get your NYAGT leaflet to record your geocache finds. Be sure to bring a GPS unit and a camera. Each cache will have a unique keyword written on the inside of the cache container’s lid. Write this keyword down next to the location name in the leaflet. You will then either mail the list of locations and keywords to Enchanted Mountains, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755 OR simply fill out the on-line form with your latest cache(s) at EnchantedMountains.com/form/submit-your-amish-geotrail-finds and we’ll send you your Amish Geotrail Button(s). You may also stop in to the Tourism office at the County Building during business hours to obtain your buttons. Leaflets are the property of the cacher to retain as a keepsake, so any leaflet’s mailed in, will be returned with your button(s).
About New York's Amish Trail
New York’s Amish Trail in Cattaraugus County is not your typical Amish community; there is no commercialization here like you find in the larger familiar Amish areas in the Northeast. This pastoral settlement consists of an Old Order Amish people that continue to live out their day to day lives the old-fashioned way. No modern conveniences such as electric and motorized vehicles are used to carry out their responsibilities for the day.
When you “get lost” on New York’s Amish Trail, you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful scenery in a peaceful atmosphere that will calm the noise in your soul and help you refresh and revisit life at a slower pace.
As you travel the country highways, you will see handpainted signs depicting the commodity that each Amish business has. Follow those hand-painted signs down the side roads to their business where you can purchase anything from toys to quilts, lumber, furniture, candy and more. Each of the Amish craftsmen specializes in a product, so make an adventure out of locating the Amish Shop that sells what you are looking to purchase.
For more information, please call 1-800-331-0543 or contact us.
New York’s Amish Trail is located in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York (Cattaraugus County) offers something for all seasons. Horseback riding and fishing in the spring, hiking and camping in the summer, hunting and scenic beauty in the fall, skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, and of course, geocaching all year round are just some of the great attractions to the area. Come visit the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County and see what we have to offer you.