The beautiful weather this past weekend had us packing up the family for a day of geocaching. If you've never tried it, it's a great family sport, combining easy hikes with a treasure hunt. Geocaching also introduces you to some neat places around Pittsburgh you might not usually ever see. On our day in Raccoon Creek State Park
we explored a neat mineral spring (not the one advertised by the park, but another one way down a tiny back road), an interesting snake in hibernation (not part of the planned adventures, but the kids found it interesting none-the-less), and one of the coolest cemeteries I've ever seen - one of the old kinds way back in the woods with tombstones old enough to honor several of Pittsburgh's Revolutionary War veterans.
If you're not the "woodsy" sort of family, that's OK too. There are plenty of city and neighborhood geocache hides as well. Learn more about this fun, family sport in Geocaching Adventures in Western Pennsylvania.