The Bridges of Pequot Woods LbNA # 6978 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Mar 26 2001|
THE BRIDGES OF PEQOUT WOODS
This is an easy walk. It is about 1.5 miles over relatively level ground from the start to the letterbox. Pequot Woods is maintained by the town of Groton. They have constructed the interesting assortment of bridges after which we have chosen to name this walk. To reach Pequot Woods take Route I-95 to exit 89. At the end of the exit ramp turn south onto Allyn Street. Sandy Hollow Road crosses Allyn Street almost immediately south of Route I-95. Turn west onto Sandy Hollow Road and proceed 0.25 miles to the entrance to Pequot Woods.
The path that leads into Pequot Woods heads south.
THE FIRST BRIDGE
Four large slabs of stone become
A bridge that’s worthy of their sum.
Proceed southward until you come to a sign bearing a trail map. At the sign turn due west and continue on.
THE SECOND BRIDGE
Upon this bridge below the dam there is a place for you
To stand and look out on the pond and get a frog’s eye view.
Follow the path until you come to a sign that offers a choice of directions. Choose the path that goes out at 150 degrees.
THE THIRD BRIDGE
Here, where the stream drifts slowly on, you’ll find a place to sit.
Here a decision must be made. Cross that bridge when you come to it.
When you come to a path that branches out at 260 degrees, follow that path to the next bridge.
THE FOURTH BRIDGE
The water here flows swiftly by,
Yet two large stones will keep you dry.
After crossing the fourth bridge proceed in a direction of 230 degrees until you see a wooden bridge.
THE FIFTH BRIDGE
Across this bridge you safely go,
And leave the rapids far below.
Follow the trail along its southerly route.
As you proceed now be aware,
To find a bridge that is not there.
Near the phantom bridge are two rocks that appear to be leaning on each other’s shoulders. Stand so that those rocks are at a bearing of 130 degrees. Then look back the way you came and locate a tree that splits into three trunks. Stand so that this tree is at a bearing of 45 degrees. Now look in the direction of 310 degrees. There you will see a large rock that forms a ledge. In one of the crannies of that rock hides the letterbox of Pequot Woods.