Bridge at Belmar  LbNA # 49735

OwnerBrown Eyed Susan    
Placed DateAug 15 2009
CountyVenango
LocationFranklin-Cranberry, PA
Boxes1
Found ByBrown Eyed Susan
Last UpdateJun 29 2012

Clues

This letterbox can be found one of two ways:


1) An app. 3-mile (each way) VERY SCENCIC hike/bike ride- Access the Sandy Creek Trail at the Rockland trailhead. Follow Route 322 to the intersection of Route 257 in Cranberry (site of the Cranberry Mall), turn south and travel about 3 miles until you cross over the old railroad grade (just before you cross East Sandy Creek). There is an access road that turns to the right-watch for signs for the Sandy Creek Trail. Park at the trailhead and go on the bike trail towards Belmar. You will go over several bridges and go thru one tunnel. The 6th bridge you come to will be a large bridge that crosses over the Allegheny River. This is the Belmar Bridge. Park your bikes here BEFORE you cross this bridge. Off to your left, you will see steps that go down underneath the bridge to the Allegheny River Trail. Do not go down these steps. Instead, go up into the woods on a little path. As soon as you come up over the hill, notice a semi-dead tree directly in front of you that the woodpeckers have really done a number on. Walk to that tree. Go up hill app. 20 paces to a large dead tree stump. What you seek is hidden behind the stump under bark. Please re-hide the box well as this area looks as though it does get some foot travel on it at times.


2) A < 1mile hike/bike ride- Park at the Belmar trailhead of the Sandy Creek Trail. Access is 3 miles South of Franklin on Route 8. Turn on Pone Lane and go past the Franklin High School to Belmar Road. Turn right and follow it to the parking area at the foot of the hill with the river and bridge in sight. Get on the bike trail, turn to your left, and go across the Belmar Bridge. Park your bikes immediately
after you cross the bridge. On your right, notice the steps that take you down under the bridge, and to the Allegheny River Trail. Donít go down these steps. Instead, go up into the woods on a little path. As soon as you come up over the hill, notice a semi-dead tree directly in front of you that the woodpeckers have really done a number on. Walk to that tree. Go up hill app. 20 paces to a large dead tree stump. What you seek is hidden behind the stump under bark. Please re-hide the box well as this area looks as though it does get some foot travel on it at times.


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