NJ Physiography 104 LbNA # 7773
|Owner||Cahillys of Dumont |
|Placed Date||Apr 9 2004|
|Found By||The Nature Lady |
|Last Update||Feb 28 2015 |
A Note About the Stamps – The five stamps which make up the NJ Physiography series, when stamped next to each other, in order, depict a map of NJ. There are two stamps per box: the background shape, in a pale color; and the label, in black. The boxes may or may not have ink, as I am removing them as they are reported damaged. BRING YOUR OWN INK to be sure.
The boxes do not need to be located in any particular order, but they need to be found consecutively. For example, if you do 103 first, you can then do either 104 or 102 next. You could not do 104 and 102 first and then try to squeeze 103 between them. All five boxes are placed near Rt. 206, and driving directions start there, for those crazy enough to try it in one day.
The series would make good field trips for NJ homeschoolers teaching state studies to fourth graders. (been there). For a comprehensive explanation of the physiographic regions of NJ, please visit:
The Inner Coastal Plain letterbox is in the Smithville Historic Park. From Rt. 206 take County Rt. 621 (Powell Rd.) west. Make a left onto Smithville Rd. At the first sign for the Park, Mead Ave., on your right, enter and park.
Continue on Mead Ave. by foot to the end. Bear right onto the Ravine Nature Trail (blue blazes). Enjoy your walk, read all the signs and learn a lot. From the “Greener Watershed” sign, there is a shreddy-looking stump at 80 degrees containing the letterbox. Please "re-assemble" the stump carefully when replacing the box! Continuing on the trail brings you around a loop and back the way you came.