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This cache is a standard lock-and-lock container, located in Saw Mill River Audubon's Brinton Brook Sanctuary, with the usual trinkets and a scratch-off for the FTF. It is NOT hidden in a stone wall. Please don't disturb any of the stone walls in the area. The 3-mile network of easy trails makes this a nice year-round destination and a great place to bring the kids geocaching.
At 156 acres, Brinton Brook is the Saw Mill River Audubon's largest sanctuary and has a rich variety of plants and other wildlife. It includes a 5-acre pond and stone ruins which, according to legend, are the remnants of farm structures built by a runaway slave, named Jesse Davis, who once farmed the land. It also has an educational trail called the Pond Loop, along which is a series of interpretive signs with interesting facts about the various flora and fauna within the sanctuary. After hunting for the caches here, be sure to take some time to relax on the bench near the pond under the shade of the old maple tree. If you're lucky, you may spot the river otters or great blue herons that are known to visit on occasion.
To get there, take Route 9 to the Senasqua Road exit in Croton. Turn left onto Route 9A (north). Go approximately 1.5 miles and look for a private road on the right, which is marked with the green Brinton Brook Sanctuary sign (N 41 13.193 W 073 54.621). Turn right onto the private road and follow it uphill for approximately 300 yards. Where the road veers sharply to the left (into a private residence), continue straight into the gravel parking area.
A trail map is available at (visit link)
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- Hudson Valley Geocaching GroupTaking a break at one of the glacial erratics in this sanctuary
- Split Rock SpringChecking out Split Rock Spring and resting on the "natural" stone sofa
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum