The Flower LbNA # 4065 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||May 27 2003|
Independence Grove is set in the broad valley of the Des Plaines River. It is 1,100-acres and offers a wide range of nature, outdoor recreation and education opportunities centered on a 115-acre lake reclaimed from a gravel quarry. Miles of trails, an expansive lake, graceful prairies and quiet woodlands provide a picturesque backdrop for many fun activities.
To find THE FLOWER letterbox, enter Independence Grove off highway 137, just East of Route 21. Make a left just passed the gatehouse. Go to the end of the Des Plaines River Trail (DPR) road and park at the North Bay Pavilion. At the very end of the road is a circle. Find the DPR trail to the left of the circle leading over a bridge. Follow the DPR trail over the bridge. A short piece ahead, take a small-unmarked dirt trail to the left, leading into the wooded area. You will pass yet a smaller grassy, non-distinctive path at the left by the 1st tree. Continue on your trail to pass a large fallen tree just to the right and nearly in your path. A little further will bring you to a distinctive, unmarked path on the left. Continuing on the trail about 45 paces (110 feet) you will find another fallen tree laying across your path. Step over the tree; turn left and go to the end of the tree. The box is hidden at the end of the tree. Make sure to cover it again when you leave.
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