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Winter Letterbox Adventure

Welcome to Winter Letterbox Adventure!

Are you ready to explore the parks in winter? The fun runs December 16, 2023 – March 17, 2024.

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The clues located on these pages guide you on a winter exploration of FIVE different parks and help you learn more about the wonders of space. Instead of a traditional letterbox, you will find a sign at each park. All five signs contain words from a broken-up quote. FOUR of the signs also have a number. Write the words and number (if present) from each sign on the corresponding park page. Letterbox prizes will be available outside the Deer Haven Park Visitor Center and at Gallant Farm by following the instructions below.

Claim Your Prize

Follow the clues to find a small gray Winter Letterbox sign on a tree or shrub in each park. Once you have discovered all FIVE signs, put them in order to form a quote. This will also unscramble the corresponding numbers. This number is the code to the combination lock that opens the prize bin outside the Deer Haven Park Visitor Center or on the Gallant Farm farmhouse front porch. Prizes are limited and available until March 24 or while supplies last.

Prizes may be retrieved from the prize box during these park hours:

Deer Haven Park
8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, Dec. – Feb., and 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. in March.

Gallant Farm
12 – 5 p.m. Thurs. – Sun.

Park Rules and Information

Park rules are posted here, but here are some basic ones to follow:

  • Stay on the trails unless a clue tells you to leave the trail.
  • Take only pictures; leave only footprints.
  • Dogs are allowed on most nature trails. Exceptions: all of Gallant Farm, Deer Haven Park, and one trail at Shale Hollow Park – check park maps for information. Pets must be on a leash, and you must clean up after them.
  • Parks are open 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. daily, Dec. – Feb., and 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. in March, except Gallant Farm which is open Thurs. – Sun., 12 – 5 p.m. These are the only times to pick up your prize there. This information applies ONLY to Gallant Farm.
  • Find park maps here.

Safety (and Comfort) Tips:

  • You might encounter wet, snowy, icy, or muddy trails at times; wear appropriate foot wear.
  • A park or trail might be closed temporarily due to inclement weather, construction or other reasons; please check our website for updates.
  • Be sure to dress for the weather!
  • Carry a cell phone with you.

To reach a park officer, call: 614-989-1972.

For questions about the Winter Letterbox Adventure or to report a missing letterbox or clue, call 740-524-8600 x103 or email csmith@preservationparks.com

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