Pine for You  LbNA # 1473

Placed DateApr 28 2003
LocationStorrs, CT
Found By Wolfy
Last Found Feb 21 2008
Hike Distance?

In the Storrs section of Mansfield on rte 195 turn onto rte 275 at the Mansfield Town Hall. Immediatley turn into the driveway of the Graduate apartments opposite the town hall. Follow to the center rear of the complex. The Moss Sanctuary sign is somewhat obscurred by leaves. Note: there is a timbering operation due to begin soon due to disease in the pines, trees are marked for removal, the box is beyond the logging area.

In the trail to soft cool woodland walk this trail is rated EASY, the time will be under 1 HOUR, the sponsor is Cock-A-Doodle-Moo 4-H club. You walk to the first fork in the road and bear left to continue.

Walk to the pond it is so easy, this is a favorite walk for high school and college students all on campus nearby.

At the pond take a moment to enjoy the beautiful view, you could be in Maine.

Next you want to follow the trail as it goes left around the pond you begin.

Water flows over a spillway trickling down the stream cross onto the dam. Step carefully over the spillway .

Be sure no one is around you, wait if there are others nearby, letterboxing is about the secret of the woods. After the spillway take a few steps , when you are able to drop over the edge of the stonework near the stream. Face where you came from. What you seek is in a wooden den. Good luck.

To complete your walk follow the trail as it goes around the very edge of the of the pond and joins up about where you first viewed the pond.

Have fun , keep the secret.