Events commemorate 500 years of Florida’s history

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 Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (credit: FL DEP)

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (credit: FL DEP)

 

Battle re-enactments to geo-caching events celebrate Florida’s 500 year history

Throughout 2013, there will be a major focus on Florida’s 500 year Anniversary – Viva Florida. We’ll highlight a number of events, such as the 33rd reenactment of Dade’s Battle that happened last weekend, to the upcoming Cacheapalooza on January 19th.

Cacheapalooza 7

Discover all the details of geo-caching at Cacheapalooza 7 (CP7) at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The weekend involves geo-caching throughout the 11,500-acre Jonathan Dickinson State Park. There are 200 new geo-caches hidden in the park, along with existing ones. Along with traditional caches, the park is honoring Viva Florida celebrations with a geocache puzzle filled with historical clues that connected to the park’s rich natural and cultural history. Once you’ve completed the puzzle, you’ll end up at the education center where you’ll receive a special cache coin from the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The event starts at the Kitching Creek Pavilion within the park.

What is geo-caching?

Geo-caching has spread in popularity and is a fun activity for the entire family. Mainly taking place outdoors, participants use a GPS to play hide and seek with “caches.”  These are small waterproof containers with logbooks where the geo-cacher sign in with their code name and the date they found the particular cache.

Event Details

  • Highlight: Historical geo-caching
  • When: January 19th, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, Florida 33455, Florida
  • Cost: Regular park admission

Tell us…

Have you ever taken part in a geo-caching event?