Hike or treasure hunt?Like a low-tech geocache, letterboxing turns hiking into a quest and is fun outdoor activity families can do wherever they travel or live.
With letterboxing, families follow a set of clues to lead them to weatherproof box containing a log book, rubber stamp and ink pads. Kids bring along a log book and their own personal stamp. After locating the letterbox, kids “stamp up” by stamping the letterbox log book with their personal stamp and stamping their log book with the letterbox stamp.
Letterboxing is thought to have started in 1854 in England. Learn more about letterboxing’s history and the 20,000 letterboxes hidden in North America at letterboxing.org.
Three letterboxes are hidden on the Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center grounds. Can you find all of them? Simply follow the clues below to discover their hiding spots.
Gunflint Trail Explorers is funded by a National Scenic Byway Grant