LET'S DO LUNCH LbNA # 45822
|Placed Date||Mar 5 2009|
This is a series of boxes placed in interesting, historical, natural spots in the area. They are good places to hike, sit, relax and enjoy the out of doors and to bring along a bag lunch to have a bite to eat. ENJOY!
Difficulty: Easy, but beware of briars and POISON IVY.
Terrain: Flat, but may be muddy in places.
Distance: less than 1 mile if you make the entire loop.
Please bring your stamp, stamp pad, and writing utensil, and binoculars if you are interested in bird/wildlife watching.
Make your way to Acme St. in Marietta and the Kroger’s store. The Kroger Wetlands is a 21 acre city park located just behind the Kroger Store. It is open year round, daylight hours only. There is a sign along Acme St. indicating the Wetlands.
Pull into the gravel parking area and park down next to the information kiosk. Look at the info here. The trail takes off to the right of the kiosk.
After you pass the first bench, the trail goes down a slight incline. About 100 feet from the bench the trail splits. You will make a loop so it doesn’t matter which way you go, but I recommend you go straight on the trail and not to the left. There are interpretive signs along the trail, take time to read them.
As you walk along, you will pass a couple other benches and an observation platform. (Keep an eye out for beavers, herons, ducks, geese and other wildlife as you walk along.) Continue on past the platform and soon you will see some logs that have been cut and placed along edge of the wetland as seats.( All these spots make good lunch stops)
As you walk along and read the signs look for the interpretive sign that is titled WOODLAND/UPLAND SPECIES. After you have read this sign look beyond it and to the left and you will see a group of trees that show indications that this really is a good place to eat. But you want to look straight behind the sign to an old rotten stump. Go to this stump. Look off to your right, to another old rotten stump. Go to this one. Carefully look around you(especially look back behind where you stood reading sign, kids like to play down over the hill, and you may not see them at first) and make sure you are not seen and on the backside, and at the base, behind a chunk of loose wood and under a rock is what you seek. Take the box out and go back to the path or back to the stumps to do your stamping. After you are finished, be sure to discreetly replace everything as you found it, and continue on around the trail and out, or go back to the stumps, benches, platform and have lunch.
Thanks for searching for this box, and we hope you enjoyed this little wildlife sanctuary in the midst of all hustle and bustle of the city. Let me know of any problems.
NOTE: there are other letterboxes here in the Wetlands, and another one close by.