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Name: Amherst State Park Cache
Owner: MrYuck
Country: USA
Region: New York
Near: Williamsville
WGS84: N42° 58.260 W078° 45.025

Hidden: 2004-05-08
Cache type: regular
Difficulty: 2 out of 5
Terrain: 2 out of 5
Environment: safe,kids,placed without permission,public,free,not 24x7,parking,no handicap access,dogs,not commercial
Average rating: not enough logs to calculate
Other ratings: Handicaching
Waypoint: GE00E4
Nearest: GPSgames  Groundspeak
Watches: mickemt, MrYuck
Ignores: 0

Yep. The name of the cache is correct. Amherst State Park, in beautiful Amherst, N.Y.

Don't look so confused; you've probably been there, or very nearby before. One of the oldest existing caches in the area, Glen Falls Aquaview (GC2979) is located just outside, or maybe even within the limits of the new State Park.

Amherst State Park was dedicated in opening ceremonies in May 2000, attended by Gov. George Pataki. It sits on 77 acres of land formerly owned by the Sisters of St. Francis Convent in Williamsville.

You can visit the Sisters of St. Francis website's section on Amherst State Park here:

The entrance to Amherst State Park is located at 400 Mill Street in Williamsville, and there is a large sign that you can't possibly miss. Park at N 42 Deg. 58.395' W078 Deg. 44.840'. The coords are near a little pull off near some port-a-johns, but you can park anywhere around the former convent building of the Sisters of St. Francis.

We have taken care to hide the cache in a low traffic area of the park, but we would strongly suggest a side trip .14 miles southeast of the cache area, where there is a nice footbridge over Ellicott Creek, and many creekside trails. There is even a small island that can be waded to without getting your feet too wet. The Glen Falls Aquaview cache is a mere 550 ft. from the foot bridge, and easily accessable using the existing trails. These trails need some serious CITO!

There is also a large orchard here, where the Sisters grew their own fruit. And be sure to check out the planted pine forest near the cache, now 50 ft. tall pines neatly planted in rows; try getting GPS coverage in there!

The cache is a .30 cal ammo box, painted with UrkelflaugeŠ, and is kid-friendly, so contains mostly items that would be of interest to children. Please trade fairly. There is also a disposable camera for taking your picture. (Camera temporarilly unavailable effective 8/7/04) Please take care to re-hide the cache as you found it, the "cover" although large, is easily movable.

Parking Parking Lat: 42.58.395 Long: 078.44.840 ~ Mapquest
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