Traditional Geocache

Norwalk River View

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Hidden : 4/30/2005
In Connecticut, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Park near N41 17.570 W073 27.047 and follow the trail into the nature study area. Trail can be accessed from Simpaug Turnpike. Cache is a 2qt rubbermaid container. Terrain would be a 1 except that there's a bit of a hill just before the cache; it is not necessary to get too close to the rock ledges nearby.

Cache is located in the state-owned Norwalk River Study area, acquired as part of an 1960s flood control effort. The cache is off the blazed path (blazes are faded) but the undergrowth is thin in this area, and the walking is not difficult. Following the trail north from the cache location eventually will take you to Topstone road, which you can cross and pick up the trail (down the hill a short distance) into another natural area.

Park near N41 17.570 W073 27.047 and enjoy the view of the Norwalk River as it widens at a bend. When I scouted this location in the fall, the reflection of the colored leaves on the still river was quite colorful.

The former parking area along the highway is now closed off, but there are other areas nearby where you can safely park. The area can be accessed from Simpaug Turnpike a few hundred yards from the parking coordinates; the closest parking space, however, is marked by a "No parking this side" sign.

This area is loaded with colonial-era history. Just to the south of the parking coordinates, you will find New Florida Cemetary, where many past residents of the area are interred. The cemetary was moved to this location in 1835, but there are headstones dating back to 1761. A short drive north along the side road takes you under a scenic stone railroad bridge, nicely rebuilt in recent years. Continuing on, you will see Geoppler's cider mill, dating back to 1893. This area was once known as Sanford's Station, owing to the railroad station which served as a local transfer point for New York bound milk from local farms.

Cache is a 2 quart Rubbermaid container. Initial contents include a variety of keychains, some small toys, a WG$, and assorted other goodies. Enjoy!

Historical info from The Farms of Farmingville, Keith Marshall Jones III, 2001

Updated 1/1/06 with new parking info.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx "haqre" n gerr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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