Highlawn Forest - Discovery Loop Letterbox  LbNA # 71285

OwnerCT Forest & Park Assoc    
Placed DateAug 15 2016
LocationHighlawn Forest, Middlefield, CT
Found By CT Forest & Park Assoc
Last Found Aug 9 2017
Hike Distance.5 mi
Last EditedAug 9 2017

Welcome to Highlawn Forest!

So much to discover about the forest where this letterbox is hidden.

Interpretive signs are planted to guide you along the trail.

Starting at the parking lot, you will see a large kiosk near a tool shed. The blue trail is straight ahead between them. Follow the blue trail to the second kiosk. Stop there to see Highlawn Forest maps.

Continue to the intersection just past this kiosk. Take a left on the blue/yellow trail to the amphitheater. Enjoy some time with our Poet-Tree.

Go back to the intersection. Straight ahead is the blue/red trail, the Discovery Loop. Follow this trail forward. As you make your way along the Discovery Loop Trail, stop at the interactive signs to learn more about our forest.

At Forest City, explore the many layers of Highlawn Forest.

Next, get to know our Terrific Trees.

Watch for Wildlife at the next sign.

Our letterbox is very close now!

• Continue 8-10 paces on the blue trail until you get to the large sugar maple.
• Stand on the trail facing the tree. Behind the tree to the left is a large red oak. Walk off the trail about 10 paces to this oak. Look to the left of the tree.
• The box is hiding under the fallen log just behind the oak.

Continue to follow the Discovery Loop Trail (blue/red blazed trail).

Be sure to visit our Tree Factory.

Don’t get stumped at I’m Stumped!

What can you find in Life in the Leaf Litter?

Almost finished! When you get to the intersection of the blue trail, turn right and follow the blue trail to listen to the Sounds Around the forest and see the Wonder of Wetlands. Be sure to check out what is happening at the observation platform before you head out.

To return to your car, turn left onto the blue trail from the Observation Platform. Or extend your visit by continuing to enjoy the trails of Highlawn Forest.