Inside the cover of each Geocache you will find two words. These are to be placed on the appropriate spaces of a crossword puzzle found on the Metroparks Geocaching Adventure 2010 Brochure found here. We will be holding a geocachers picnic at Willow Metropark on September 11th. Watch the Metroparks Geocaching Adventure 2010 Picnic Page for more details.
The cache is located less than 30 feet from the trail so bushwhacking further than that is not necessary and is discouraged to reduce impact on the environment.
Along the Aspen Trail to the south-west of the cache coordinates can be found remains of rock foundations, ruins of a fireplace, steps and other evidence that people once dwelt here.
Charles Joseph Antoine Labadie (1850-1933) was of French-Native American ancestry. Jo, as he was known, became a labor leader, printer, journalist, poet and social reformer. In 1912 Jo acquired 40 acres of land in what is now part of Kensington Metropark. The site was named 'Bubbling Waters' after a nearby brook and this became the Labadies' summer home. Jo built several structures on the land for the purpose of providing a summer retreat for working people who could not afford private resorts and cottages. This venture proved more effort than the Labadies were able to handle, but they hosted many guests and friends throughout their years at Bubbling Waters.
Among the buildings Jo built were a cabin, a barn, a henhouse and a press shop where he worked and stored his printing press.
When Jo died in 1933 the land at Bubbling Waters was passed down to his children, Laura, Charlotte, and Laurance, and in 1941 was deeded to the county to be preserved as parkland. Today, the Kensington Metropark Nature Center displays artifacts and information about the Labadie home.
|This cache is located within Kensington Metropark, a part of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority park system. A Metropark Vehicle Entry Permit is required: Annual Permit $25. Senior Permit $15. Daily Permit $5.
For General information please call 810-227-2752 800-47-PARKS. Or visit our website at WWW.metroparks.com.
All park rules and regulations apply. Park in parking lots only. The hours for Kensington Metropark are 6 am to 10 pm daily. Pets are not allowed in this section of the park.