Grandma and Grandpa have several caches placed around churches in the Waupaca area. These have been great locations. Here's another one. Chucky had a big role in helping us put this one together.
Chapel in the Woods
Note: This cache is only available during the posted hours, which are currently:
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(winter hours may vary).
Please do not attempt to gain access to the Chapel grounds outside of these hours, but if the door is open between the Red Mill buildings, the cache is available.
This geocache will bring visitors to a Waupaca area landmark. Brimming with local history, loads of Americana, and beautiful photo ops year-round, the Red Mill Chapel now has it's own geocache, too. Finding the cache will take a little while, but it is suggested that you allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy all the ambiance this place has to offer.
- Per the examiner.com website: "An unassuming staircase between the Red Mill buildings leads down into a magical wonderland of beauty. The visitor is immediately swept into Mother Nature's lush and peaceful countryside. A meandering trail leads us to the covered bridge, which spans the crystal clear waters of the aptly named, Crystal River. It was built in 1970, and was constructed of 40 foot long timbers from Oregon. Remarkably, the bridge contains 220 handmade pegs.
- On the other side of the bridge, a quaint chapel in the woods welcomes guests. It was built in 1975. Over 5,000 weddings have been performed here. The chapel holds about 20 people on its 100+ year old pews. Overflow seating is available outside the chapel. "
Be very careful of icy and/or slippery footing year round. Both cache stages are well off the ground and very winter friendly. A stream flows through this site, hang on to small children. Stage 2 is about 175 feet from Stage 1, and still on this same property.
Much appreciation is expressed to Don, the owner of this property, for permission and assistance in placing this cache. Please consider stopping inside the Mill to express your appreciation as well. Thanks also to Chucky, our caching buddy, for his help.
Congrats to HideNseeker1 on the FTF of this cache.