RE: Firefighterjake's Favorite Caches for the Greater Bangor Area
Disclaimer: These are my own personal favorite caches and were listed as a way to help new cachers and visitors to this area who may be limited by time constraints. These caches are not meant to be exclusive as new caches are added continually and there are many other great caches in the area . . . these are simply some of my favorites. I have grouped them into my favorite traditional caches, multi caches, puzzle caches, micro caches and since I particularly like caches involving history I have included some info on historical caches.
The list below was put together unsolicited by myself and is not approved or disapproved by other members of geocachingmaine.org. I strongly encourage all cachers to review the cache description pages which are available at geocaching.com, a free service that provides a way to search for caches in a particular area, description of caches including the terrain and other special consideration and a rating system that will give a cacher some idea of how difficult or easy a cache may be. It is strongly encouraged to visit all caches in an area because each cache is unique in its setting and its origin.
The list set forth by myself does not encompass all the caches in the greater Bangor area. This list will provide you insight as to what I consider my favorite caches in the area. These selections are my favorites and the list in no way represents caches that must be visited or should be visited.
Favorite Traditional Caches
Ol' Swimming Hole (GCKWAE) . . . a very pretty spot on the river and a clever hide
The Ol' Swimmin' Hole (GCVRHZ) . . . beautiful falls nearby and a good hide . . . must be something to do with swimming holes
Casey's Cache (GCGVPD) . . . a nice walk and a pretty pond . . . and all close to one of Maine's biggest cities
Coming Round the Bend of Rooster Rock (GCVK50) . . . picturesque spot on the river in an out-of-the-way place
Nature Walk (GCGG3R) . . . a scenic walk with a nice stream . . . shouldn't be missed
Cascade Cache (GCGND5) . . . the real beauty with this easily found cache is the great little pocket park which can best be appreciated in the summer when the fountain is going
Maine Hop in the Bangor City Forest (GCGT94) . . . there are several great caches located in the Bangor City Forest . . . this one gives you a 2 mile or so walk
Marina Meander (GCV53V) . . . a very picturesque point on the Penobscot with only a short walk.
Favorite Multi Caches
You Sank My Battleship (GCB688) . . . it may take awhile to complete, but this will give you a mini-tour of some of the best sights Bangor has to offer and the hide is darn clever to boot. This is a must-do cache!
Favorite Puzzle Caches
Dyslexic's Nightmare (GCJ938) . . . so many choices and coord configurations . . . a nice tribute to folks who deal with this problem
Favorite Micro Caches
Terminal Island (GCV9CM) . . . nice area and a wicked devious hide. Finding this cache gives the seeker a real sense of accomplishment.
Remember When . . . Bangor Twin Drive-In (GCV9D3) . . . interested in buying your own drive-in? This place is for sale . . . a nicely done hide
Kenduskeag Park Micro (GCV5JF) . . . a nice hide and an even nicer area. Particularly awe-inspiring after a heavy rain or in Spring during snow-melt.
Favorite Historical Caches
Joshua Chamberlain (GCGGYJ) . . . Maine's Civil War hero is still revered to this day and with good reason. A nice pocket park and memorial to this legendary man
The Pound (GCJXX5) . . . It was struck by a car and damaged a while back, but this is still a neat thing to see as something that was used in a much earlier and simpler time when folks needed somewhere to pen up those animals roaming around at large
Dorothea Dix (GCJB71) . . . a tribute to Hampden's heroine who championed the rights of the mentally ill
These are some of my favorite picks . . . our cachers may disagree with these picks in which case I would encourage them to add their own ideas on what threads they would recommend to visitors to the Greater Bangor Area.