Cutler Coast LbNA # 285
|Placed Date||Sep 3 2001|
|Last Update||Sep 12 2005|
New Brunswick, CanadaRoosevelt Campobello International Park letterboxThe Park:Roosevelt Campobello International Park is a joint effort, run by both the US and Canada. During the 1880's, the wealthy, including Franklin Roosevelt's family, built summer cottages on the island. FDR was a regular visitor, and his cottage is open to tours. There are approximately 6 kilometers of hiking trails scattered throughout the park. The Clues:Begin by getting a park map at the visitor center, approximately 1.5 kilometers from the bridge from Lubec, ME. Take Glensevern Road to the parking area at Raccoon Beach.
From here, you will notice only one trail sign. Note the destination and head out on that trail. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the park. There are numerous side trails that afford excellent views. At the first official branch trail (trust me, you'll know it when you get there) take the direction towards a new destination. Stop when you reach what the trail was leading to. The box is in line with Barr's rising sun - seven paces up the "Y" and three paces off the trail. It is under a stone in a little cleft.
You can head on to your original destination, for a 6.4 kilometer roundtrip, or head back from here to shave off two kilometers. But trust me, the extra walking will be worth it, the view from the end is spectacular.
Cutler, MaineCutler Coast Public Reserve letterbox
The Park:Cutler Coast Public Reserve is a gem located about 20 miles south of New Brunswick, Canada. The roughly ten miles of hiking trails were an Americorps project back in 1996. You have ample opportunites for whale and bird watching. There are also three designated wilderness campsites, available on a first come, first serve basis. When I was there, I had the reserve to myself.hidden Sept. 3, 2001This box can be done as a 6 mile roundtrip dayhike, or on your way to a 10 mile overnight stay.
Pick up a map from the trailhead. You have two choices to get out there: but your hunt begins where the Coastal trail and the Black Point Brook Cutoff meet. Continue out towards Fairy Head, and you will reach a stone beach. You will notice a ladder-type walkway, head up. From the top, scan the forest for the elusive Campsite tree. The box is hidden under stone behind this tree.
I recommend returning whichever way you did not come in, so as not to miss a bit of this park.
The Clues:hidden Sept. 5, 2001