Arbor Day 2010  LbNA # 53237

OwnerHolden Education Dept.      
Placed DateApr 30 2010
LocationKirtland, OH
Found ByBlaze
Last UpdateNov 2 2013


This letterbox is hidden at The Holden Arboretum by the Holden Education Department in honor of Arbor Day 2010.

Holden's address is 9500 Sperry Road in Kirtland, Ohio. Directions can be found at The Holden Arboretum is a private non-profit institution and does have an entrance fee of $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

Once you arrive at Holden pay the admission fee and stop in at the Visitor Center to get a trail map. This trail is ĺ of a mile long (1 and Ĺ miles round trip) and involves a rather long set of steps. From the visitor center, turn right and follow the path, past the giant Coast Redwood tree section. At the T intersection where the trailhead map is turn right. Follow the path as it curves left down the hill, past the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden.

At the top of the hill, take the second left and follow the path labeled Woodland and Old Valley Trails. With Blueberry Pond on your right, continue until you reach a T intersection. Turn right. Shortly after, take the left-most path at the 3-way fork. This is the way to Buckeye Budís Discovery Tower. Check out the tower, which overlooks Buttonbush Bog.

Follow the path past the Buckeye Budís Birdseed Buffet on your right. At the T intersection, turn left. At the next fork, stay right and follow signs to the Daus Memorial Overlook and the Molly Offutt Memorial Boardwalk.

Stay straight at the next intersection, continuing down the hill. Feel free to rest on the benches on your left. When you reach the Molly Offutt Memorial Boardwalk, take the steps down to Piersonís Creek. At the bottom of the steps, turn left toward the wet area. At the fork, go straight 21 steps. The box is inside the base of the large beech tree on your right. When you are done follow signs back to the visitor center.

Please be discreet and make sure no one sees you getting the box or putting it back. Please contact the name and number on the box if there are any questions or concerns. Happy Arbor Day. At an Arboretum everyday is Arbor Day!

Holden Hiker