The Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau has been placing caches for many years. One travel bug has gone nearly 7,000 miles and has been placed in Germany. There are more than 1,000 geocaches in Roscommon County, many located among the natural beauty of the area. Come and enjoy this real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game with your family or while hiking along our lakes and streams.

    O R B GeoTour runs through May 20, 2025

  • ORB Geotour
  • ORB GeoTour

    Fresh air and fresh water – purely Michigan – purely refreshing. Come for the experience that will last a lifetime. You will love all there is to see and do in the heart of Northern Michigan.

    Thirty geocaches have been hidden throughout Roscommon and Ogemaw Counties. They highlight the best of the area in any season! Find at least 28 of the caches, fill out the survey, and receive a collectable, trackable, geocoin. Find all 30 caches to receive your digital souvenir.

    Roscommon and Ogemaw Counties are ideal places to spend a day, a long weekend or an entire vacation. Everything you can imagine is here for your enjoyment. Enjoy our trails, State Parks, the Ogemaw Hills, and our great lakes – Houghton Lake, Higgins Lake and Lake Saint Helen. Make your travel plans in northern Michigan and come spend some time with us here.

    To participate in the GeoTour:
    • • Register at
    • • Grab your phone or GPS
    • • Print your passport (link below)
    • • Fill in the code words for each cache
    • • Sign the physical cache log and record your findings on
    • • Find at least 28 of the 30 caches
    • • Fill out the survey and entry form, and submit completed passport to:

    Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau
    PO Box 1
    Houghton Lake MI 48653

  • ORB GeoTour

    Download & Print ORB GeoTour Official Passport

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