June 20 2016
The Mark Twain Study, located on the Elmira College campus, is one the country’s greatest literary treasures. For years the study served as Mark Twain’s place of inspiration as he wrote some of his most well-known novels. And today, the Study continues to inspire as a stop along the Points of Inspiration Architecture Trail.
Originally created around two driving tours, Points of Inspiration features cultural, historical, and natural highlights located throughout the Southern Finger Lakes. Now the program will also include Geocache Adventure, a new trail program launched on June 18.
Based around the existing Architecture and Scenic Views driving trails, the Geocache Adventure offers a geocache experience with caches located at each of the 33 driving trail sites, including the Mark Twain Study at Elmira College.
All the caches have a special code to collect and record on an Adventure Passport as well as a logbook. Some of the caches contain collectible stickers featuring art from local artists. A specially designed, original hand-pressed glass token will be awarded to geocachers who find 20 out of the 33 sites and who have at least two sites from each of the three partner counties: Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler Counties.
Geocache Adventure passports and glass tokens are available for pick-up at the Chemung County Historical Society, the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes Conference and Visitor’s Bureau.
For more information about Points of Inspiration and the Geocache Adventure, or to download the passport or driving trail brochure, visit: pointsofinspiration.net.