hiking

This day celebrates the sport of geocaching, a real life treasure hunting game which involves using GPS devices to locate hidden containers called geocaches in a variety of locations around the world.  Geocaching is a fun way to work with friends to find items while exploring the outdoors or other new locations.  According to the website www.geocaching.com, there are 4,479 geocaches around Canton.  Check out the resources below to learn how to geocache or to read stories in which geocaching plays a central role!

Teaches readers how to use a Global Positioning System receiver in order to find caches, or hidden objects, while out hiking, and learning orienteering.

Tents & Trails: An Outdoor Adventure Primer

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A taste of the outdoors inside the library! Join us for a hands-on demonstration of how to select the right gear, pack a backpack, set up a tent, and organize a camp site. We will also discuss trail etiquette and review some of the best locations around the state and the country for enjoying the great outdoors. 

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Travel to the Wild

National Geographic guide to national parks of the United States by [Thomas B. Allen ... [et al.], writers]

Complete national parks of the United States: featuring 400+ parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, scenic trails, recreation areas, and seashores by Mel White

Guide to state parks of the United States by [prepared by the Book Division, National Geographic Society]

America's parks by photographs by Philippe Bourseiller ; essays by Jean-Franðcois Chaix, Gary Ferguson, and Roger Cans

Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel

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