Captain John Smith Trail Expands

The National Park Service says the popular Captain John Smith Geotrail is expanding on the lower Eastern Shore. Eleven geocaches are being added from Pocomoke to the Virginia Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge on the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. The expanded trail debuts in Onancock, Va. at the Historic Onancock School. The trail was originally launched last June with 40 sites on five Chesapeake Rivers. Officials say more than 5,000 visits have been recorded since then. Geocaching is a type of treasure hunt in which participants use hand-held GPS devices to plot map coordinates and find a hidden “cache.” In addition to the National Park Service, sponsors include the Chesapeake Conservancy and the Maryland Geocaching Society.