Friday, July 23, 2010

Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum added to Great Lakes Seaway Geo-Cache Trail


Geo-caching, is the high-tech treasure hunting travel sport that uses a hand held Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to locate hidden boxes. The new 75-cache Great Lakes Seaway Trail GeoTrail adventure that takes GPS-guided explorers along the 518-mile route that parallels the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania. The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is federally-designated as one of America’s Byways. Destination points, and possible geocache sites, on the byway include Niagara Falls, the 1000 Islands, 29 historic lighthouses, 18th and 19th century forts, the “film and flower city” of Rochester, Buffalo, the National Toy Hall of Fame, parks, the Eastern Lake Ontario dunes, Lucille Ball’s Playhouse and much more. The 2010 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Guide includes GPS coordinates for 100 of its Great Lakes Seaway Trail “outdoor storyteller” signage units that share fascinating facts, legends, lore and illustrations at lighthouses and significant points of historic, natural/birdwatching, cultural, maritime, agricultural and architectural note along the byway.
For more information, call 315-646-1000 or check the website at http://www.seawaytrail.com/.

The information in the above text is from: http://thebeat.iloveny.com/geotrail-developer-presents-high-tech-ny-byway-travel-adventure-may-14-2526.html

The following agencies are all supporting this venture and will be giving out passports that get stamped at each Geo-cache:

VisitErie: www.VisitErie.com
Niagara USA/Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation: www.Niagara-USA.com
VisitRochester: www.visitrochester.com
Wayne County Tourism: www.WayneCountyTourism.com
Cayuga County Office of Tourism: www.tourcayuga.com
Oswego County Tourism: www.visitoswegocounty.com
1000 Islands International Tourism Council: www.visit1000islands.com
St. Lawrence County Chamber: www.northcountryguide.com
Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce: www.fairhavenny.com
Great Lakes Seaway Trail: www.SeawayTrail.com

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Annual Ice Cream Social

Hosted by the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum

A fine day for ice cream (Abbott's)

Music in the Horse barn by The Okey Dokeys

Homestead Volunteers Dorothy, Joan and Barb
gave Tours of the Museum throughout the day.

Former Homestead Owners John and Carol stopped by to visit.


Pack 332 Tree Dedication

Tree planted in honor of long time Scout leader Dana Cline by members of Troop 332 (Winslow Elementary School). Judging by the turnout it is evident that he will be missed as his work has taken him to a new state.

Dana Cline and Family and with his Scouting Family