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Trail Day
Letterboxing Extravaganza


Tarrywile Park and Mansion
70 Southern Blvd.
Danbury, Connecticut 06810


The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day. This is an event designed to get people out to do trail work, to participate in hikes and clinics and become aware of the trails available to them for their recreational enjoyment as well as how important it is to maintain them.

Eastern Mountain Sports has been a part of National Trails Day since it began 10 years ago. The EMS store in Danbury in conjunction with The Great American Stamp Store and several dedicated letterboxers are planning to host a gathering on June 5th from 10-3 PM (and beyond).  The CT Forest and Parks Association and Eastern Mountain Sports are publisizing this event.

The schedule of events is as follows ...

9 to 11 AM  - Trail Maintenance
(Bridge Building, Trail Clearing, Trail Marking)

10 to 12 - What is Letterboxing? (and book signing)
by, Randy Hall

12 - 1 - Stamp Carving 101
Alan Smith (Letterboxer2002)
Carving supplies for sale by The Great American Stamp Store
** Bring your carving gear and images you want to carve

1 - 3 - Letterboxing!!!
plenty of additional letterboxes on the property and nearby areas

In addition, plans are in the works for camping permits on the property. All those letterboxers who stay for the campfire that evening to swap stories and roast smores will also get a special event stamp. All those letterboxers who campout will recieve yet another event stamp. But wait ... there's more ...

Clues to "Things That Go Bump In The Night" will be distributed at sunset.
These limited edition letterboxes will only be around from sunset to sunrise on June 5th to 6th.
If you have never letterboxed at night ... believe me, it is fantastic!

I hope you all come from near and far to this wonderful event. If you have some ideas you would like to share for this event feel free to drop me an email at:

Safe Letterboxing! Letterboxer2002 (Alan)