Geocaching Presence at the Main Information Booth
Where: Main CCR Booth at the Troy Waterfront Farmers Market at Riverfront Park
Time: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
What: Stop by and get maps and information about Geocaching in Troy and the Capital Region.
Level: Beginner / Experienced
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location START: Main CCR Booth | Troy Waterfront Farmers Market at Riverfront Park
Equipment: GPS unit or GPS-enabled device, including most cellphones.
Description: Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunting game in which the goal is to navigate to a set of GPS coordinates and seek out the geocache container hidden there. There will be an introduction to geocaching followed by a group hunt for some nearby downtown Troy caches led by an experienced geocacher. Experienced geocachers can try their skill at Troy’s geocaches. A list of nearby caches that we particularly like will be available to explore independently. Some are child friendly, others are more challenging, and a few will be set up exclusively for the Ramble to highlight some of Troy’s treasures. At least one geocache will be wheelchair accessible.
GATEWAY MUSEUM: Open for Tours | Staff on Hand
General Tours: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Special Event: 12:15 Pre-Talk with Michael Barrett, Director at The Gateway Museum before the 1:00 PM Trail Hike
(See ‘Hiking Through History Along Troy’s Wynantskill‘ | Burden Pond Environmental Park on the Trails Schedule)
RIVERFRONT PARK: Riverfront Park Audio Walking Tour
Theme: Troy Waterways
Time: Self Guided | Anytime at Riverfront Park, Troy, NY
Location: Riverfront Park
Designer: Andrea Williams
Description: Riverfront Park Soundwalk is a 20-minute geo-locative, artist audio walking tour of Troy, NY’s waterways. It is a past, present, and future overview based on sound artist Andrea Williams’ historical and environmental research and interviews with Troy residents and water experts. Musical elements, soundscapes and the actual environment intermingle in this soundwalk for mobile phone that is one of seven destinations that are part of the overall Troy Waterways Project. At the end of the Riverfront Park Soundwalk participants have the option of leaving their own 30-second or less geo-locative recording of their personal connection with the river or other local waterways that will remain as part of the soundwalk for others to experience.