The Ohio Geocaching Association will be kicking off the 2022 Ohio Geocache Weekend in Courthouse Square in Warren on Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

The event will last until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and will consist of a countywide geocache scavenger hunt.

Geocaching is an activity involving hunting for hidden items stored in a container called a cache. These containers can be found using GPS coordinates via a smartphone or an actual GPS.

This year, there are over 300 new geocaches to be discovered all across Trumbull County. Caches can contain trackable items for participants to pass on to a new geocache location or SWAG (Stuff We All Get) items like small toys or keychains.

Every cache found will earn participants one ticket, which can be entered into the grand prize drawing, which will be conducted during the closing ceremony Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Courthouse Square.

"We're extremely excited to welcome geocachers to beautiful Trumbull County. While they're here searching for caches throughout the county, the will be able to experience hidden gems and nationally-known treasures that we in Trumbull County have to offer," said Trumbull County Tourism Executive Director, Beth Kotwis Carmichael.

After the conclusion of the event Saturday night, guests can join the Geocaching Association, Trumbull Tourism and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership for a Mahoning River cleanup Sunday morning.

Those interested in helping can meet up with the group at Perkins Park behind Warren City Hall at 9:00 a.m.