Keep On Rollin' LbNA # 1283 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 3 2002|
|Last Found||Jul 6 2009|
8/1/03 CURRENT MISSING :(
“Keep on Rollin’ Letterbox”
Planted: June 3, 2002 by Rebecca, Debbie & Tom
Repaired & Replanted: June 6, 2003
Length: Parking lot to letterboxes, 1.5 mile loop
Difficulty: Paved path, easy walking, biking or roller blading
Note: Bring bug spray during warmer weather. Also certain paths flood during flood season.
Windsor Center River Trail is located just north of the Center and right next to the historic district in Windsor, CT, on Palisado Avenue (Rt 159). The paved path runs along the Farmington River. There is a parking area right off Palisado Avenue, across the street from Bart’s (hot dog/ice cream stand).
Proceed from parking area to path’s entrance. Go left on path toward the Farmington River. Once you reach the river, turn left onto Pleasant Street Park trail. Continue along the path with Farmington River on your right. Walk over the wooden bridge and proceed ahead. Shortly before the paved trail ends you will see a two-trunked tree on your right with green leafy vines (no, not poison ivy!). Look behind the tree in between the V of the trunks for “Keep on Rollin’”. Please be discreet, stamp in and safely hide again.
Go back over the wooden bridge, along the Pleasant Street Park Trail. At the intersection where you turned (sign posts), continue on the path toward Mechanic Street, enjoying the river (which will stay on your left). Continue on this path crossing over a large iron bridge. Cross quietly, in warmer weather you can hear the bullfrogs, which sound like a banjo! Watch the water below as many times we’ve spotted a muskrat, turtles and the bullfrogs.
Once over the bridge, take a short jaunt left and look for a dirt path on your left; a pond will be on your right. Go a little ways down the dirt path (about 20 paces) until you see a 5-trunk tree on your right. Look inside for “Bully”! He’ll be sitting upon his lily pad.
Back track towards Palisado Avenue path (.5 mile) back to the parking area.