The Confederation Trail is the world’s longest geocaching ‘Power Trail’. Geocaching is like a modern day game of hide and seek. It is best defined as an adventure game for Global Positioning Device users. Caches are set up all over the world and their locations (coordinates) are posted on the Internet and then GPS users get to hunt for the cache. Geocaching originated in Beaver Creek, Oregon in 2000.
The 1,600 Confederation Trail geocaches placed along the 400 kilometers of the Trail comprise the longest and largest geocache ‘Power Trail’ in the world. There are an additional 200 ‘other’ caches that were in place before the power trail was established making the total of 1,800 caches on the Confederation Trail. As of September 2012, there are over 5,189 geocaches on P.E.I.
For more information, please visit Geocaching in Prince Edward Island.