Arthur Dodd Memorial Park LbNA # 36212
|Placed Date||Oct 21 2007|
|Last Update||Jan 12 2013|
08/21/11 Box#1 is alive and well. Box #2 is behind a wall of pricker bushes and brambles that have cropped up since it's placing. Will be re-placed probably early spring 2012. Arthur Dodd Memorial Park is located just off M-51 between Dowagiac & Niles. Follow signs. Children's play areas, picnic areas, pit toilets. This park was recently upgraded by MEANDRS group.
BOX #1 - OPOSSUM POTTY PARTY
Trail begins at the North end of the parking lot. Follow it past picnic shelter #1. At picnic shelter #2, turn right, follow the paved trail. Up ahead on your right, you'll see the potty place. Towards your left, find a tree that looks like a shrine. Walk into the woods towards the shrine. Beyond it, towards the fence, see a pair of sturdy oaks. Look for your treasure on the fence side at the base of the nearest one. Picnic table conveniently located for stamping.
BOX#2 - A FLOWER IN THE ROUGH
At picnic shelter #2, turn North, over the bridge. A little ways down this easy trail, a place for "relief" if required. Otherwise, keep going. Nearing the end of the trail, over a hump, into a clearing edged with stones. Continue forward to the edge of the meandering stream. Head toward a ridge on your right. Looking for an odd barked tree - is it 2 or is it 3? Beyond a row of stones and over a row of logs...proceed carefully over a busted down fence, heading for the odd barked tree. Once there, take 2 Giant Steps past, a group of skinny trees on your left. There is where you will find A Flower in the Rough letterbox.