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What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity wherein participants (cachers) hide and seek containers (geocaches, caches) using a GPS or other mobile device. A GeoTour is a specific collection of caches.

History Makes a Left Turn

“History Makes a Left Turn” (HMLT) is a collection of seven (7) geocaches spread throughout Tuscarawas County Ohio. These cache sites were chosen for their historic significance to our area’s rich transportation history. You’ll walk near the remnants of the Ohio & Erie Canal at one cache site and at another you’ll see a carefully restored steam engine that carried troops from coast-to-coast during WW2. All of our caches begin with “HMLT”. Find them all and you could earn one of 200 trackable geocoins.

How Do I Play?

The first thing you should do is visit www.geocaching.com. You’ll find detailed and helpful instructions to get you started. Register a free account to search for active caches here in Tuscarawas County. Download the cache’s coordinates to your GPS or mobile device. When you find a cache, log your name in the logbook inside the cache and copy the answer from the cache onto your passport. If you find all seven (7) caches and complete your passport, bring it to the Tuscarawas CVB (124 E High AVE, New Philadelphia OH 44663) or the Holiday Inn Express (145 Bluebell DR SW, New Philadelphia OH 44663) to collect your geocoin (supply is limited). There is one coin per passport per person.

EDIT: 2019-05-17 – We do have a limited supply of geocoins for the trail.

Holiday Inn Express New Philadelphia

Our hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Holiday Inn Express offers passport redemption all days of the week.

Where Can I Download My Passport?

You can download the Passport here. We recommend that you print this page “booklet” style.

Are there Coins Available?

HMLT Geo Coin

There are coins available as of 2019-05-17.

Where Are the Caches?

While we can’t tell you where we’ve hidden the caches, we can link you to the cache entry on Geocaching.com:





Updated coordinates: N 40 31.450 W 081 29.271.




GC5CXC3; HMLT-Out-for-a-Drive is closed.


Are There Other Trails in the Area?

Click HERE for more information about Coshocton’s new Crow GeoTrail!

Coshocton County GeoTrail

Click HERE for more information about the MWCD and Atwood Lake’s new GeoTrail!

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