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Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail Letterboxes

 What is Letterboxing?


Letterboxing is an intriguing mix of treasure hunting, navigation, and exploring interesting, scenic, and sometimes remote places such as found along our Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail 

Here's the basic idea: Someone has hidden a waterproof box somewhere (in a beautiful, interesting, or remote location) along the trail, containing at least a logbook and a carved rubber stamp, and perhaps other goodies. The hider has written directions to the box (called "clues" or "the map"), which can be straightforward, cryptic, or any degree in between. Often the clues involve map coordinates or compass bearings from landmarks, but they don't have to. Selecting a location and writing the clues is one aspect of the treasure hunt.

Once the clues are written, hunters in possession of the clues attempt to find the box. In addition to the clue and any maps or tools needed to solve it, the hunter should carry at least a pencil, his personal rubber stamp, an inkpad, and his personal logbook. When the hunter successfully deciphers the clue and finds the box, he stamps the logbook in the box with his personal stamp, and stamps his personal logbook with the box's stamp. The box's logbook keeps a record of all its visitors, and the hunters keep a record of all the boxes they have found, in their personal logbooks.

Many treasure hunters have made Letterboxing an interesting hobby and full information on Letterboxing may be found on

It is believed that at least four Letterboxes exist on the Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail. You may start you hunt here, with these clues…….
1)      QRGT
2)      Take it easy Letterbox
3)      Meriden Fairy/Qunnipiac River
4)      Miceli-Series - The Green Fairy  

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