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The Downeast Lakes Geocache Challenge consists of 25 geocaches placed in different areas of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest, highlighting the local history, ecology, and geology of the Grand Lake Stream region.  The challenge was created as a new and exciting way to introduce people to the recreational opportunities of the Downeast Lakes Community Forest and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust.

In order to complete the DLGC, participants must find all 25 geocaches and use the hole punch at each cache to mark the passport.  Passports can be obtained at Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s office or by downloading a copy here – DLLT Geocache Passport.  There is no time limit for completing the challenge and true adventurers will attempt these caches in all four seasons.  Return to DLLT’s office in Grand Lake Stream with a completed passport to claim your prize! For a complete listing of all 25 geocaches, please visit  The geocaches will be listed by “dlltgeochallenge.” Please follow DLLT’s Geocaching Land Use Policy when exploring.

In addition to the DLGC, visitors can test their “analog” skills on DLLT’s Map and Compass course. This course was created to offer a self-guided, educational experience of an important wilderness skill. Compasses and directions are available to borrow at the DLLT office in Grand Lake Stream.