Pink Panther 2 LbNA # 56755
|Placed Date||Jul 8 2010|
Background information about the location: The letterbox is located along the Rivendell Trail at the Maine Sea Coast Missionís 60-acre Downeast Campus in Cherryfield Maine. The property was originally owned by the Milliken family who made their fortune in the logging industry. A beautiful mansion and formal gardens overlooked the Narraguagus River. The home was destroyed by fire in and the beautiful gardens were overgrown. In 1960, the property was donated to the Maine Sea Coast Mission. Today, the property is home to the EdGE afterschool program, the Missionís direct service programs that assist people with food, clothing, housing and fuel assistance, the Weald Bethel Chapel and over 2 miles of groomed trails. Throughout the property youíll see beautiful gardens, wild flowers, birds, and other wildlife.
Clues: Enter the Downeast Campus on Weald Bethel Lane which is located on Route One in Cherryfield. Go to the end of Weald Bethel Lane until you see the Weald Bethel Chapel. Park and find the kiosk at the trail entrance. At the kiosk, youíll find a trail map which will help you find the box. While youíre standing at the kiosk, look for the sign that says Tree Farm. Youíll be walking through a tree farm when you enter the trails
Enter the Mirkwood Loop at the kiosk. Look for a row of cedar trees on your right. Those were planted by the Freeman family over 100 years ago. This forest was the site of beautiful gardens many, many years ago. Walk down the trail. Look for the stream on your left and listen for the eagles and osprey. They love this area. There is an eagleís nest close by. Look straight ahead and stop when you come to a place where 2 trails meet. Find the fire pit and look for an owl in one of the trees. To find the letterbox, donít look up, donít look down, look within. Good luck!