The Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust (RRPLT) invites the community to a Treasure Hunt at the Bradner Preserve on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, anytime between 10 am to 2 pm. Bring the kids to explore a beautiful outdoor area while looking for hidden “treasures” scattered throughout the Preserve. The treasures will be stickers hidden in a little box. Every family will be given a map of the trails and a list of clues. Each family that finds five or more separate treasures wins a free box of Kenyon’s Stone Ground White Corn Johnny Cake Meal, donated by the Kenyon Grist Mill.
RRPLT is a municipal land trust that preserves and manages open space for the Town of Richmond. The Bradner Preserve was donated to the RRPLT in 2000 by the Bradner family. This 64-acre parcel contains the headwaters of the Glen Rock Brook; beautiful stone walls; beech, pine and oak groves; a wolf tree and interesting ledge outcrops, including a hanging rock. The trails are fairly easy, with a few small hills to climb and two wooden footbridges to cross.
Directions: From Rt. 138, go north on Hillsdale Road for 3.3 miles. Take a right onto Hoxie Road and follow for 1 mile to the intersection with Gardner Road. Take a right onto Gardner. The trailhead is a small clearing on the right, about 2/10 of a mile south of the intersection.
Parking Info: There is a small parking area for up to 4 mid-sized cars. Additional vehicles can park along the sides of Gardner Road.