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The Golden Spike is hidden within the city limits of Watertown.

Please do not damage any property trying to find the Golden Spike.

Do not look on private property.

Clues will be posted each day on the Rails to Trails website, Facebook page, and Instagram at 9:00 am each day beginning on Monday, July 25th.

The use of metal detectors is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

If you find the Golden Spike, bring it to City Hall during business hours or call (952) 221-9586 to make arrangements for verification.

The person who finds the Golden Spike will receive a $200 cash prize sponsored by the Watertown Lions Club.

Clues can be found online at:




Monday, July 25, 2022 ~ Clue #1

Welcome back to Rails to Trails

The Golden Spike is waiting for you

If you follow the right path,

you’ll find gold, brown and green

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 ~ Clue #2

Hunting for the Spike is a hit for all ages

Be sure to look up and down and all around

with your neighbors and friends

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 ~ Clue #3

A forest of trees will lead you
to one of many cool places
where you can have fun in town


Thursday, July 28, 2022 ~ Clue #4

Find yourself going in opposite directions?
Finding the Spike will be
your crowning achievement


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