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Explore Bausman’s Hollow along the western edge of Conestoga Township inside what is now called Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve. Along the banks of Grubb Run can be found the ruins of various long-abandoned stone foundations, dark tunnels, large culverts, the grounds of an exploded dynamite factory that claimed the lives of 11 men, and the nearly 300-year-old Benedict Eshleman Cemetery.
Adventure through Climbers Run Nature Preserve with a new five-stop self-guided tour created by Lancaster Conservancy and Uncharted Lancaster for Water Week. Explore the trails and sections of the restored Climbers Run trout stream as you find decipher the clues that will unlock the secret code to the treasure!
About two miles from the Susquehanna River inside of Conestoga Township along the banks of the Pequea Creek was the small hamlet of Colemanville. This former town once boasted an iron-works, rolling mill, and forge as well as the homes of the many workers. It’s also home to the second-longest covered bridge in Lancaster County.
Cutting through the southern end like a demarcation line is one of the greatest feats of engineering marvels in Lancaster County—the Atglen & Susquehanna (A&S) Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) or commonly referred to today as the Enola Low Grade. The goal of this ambitious project? Create a low-grade railroad line with no slope steeper than one percent and no curve sharper than two degrees.
Easy on paper.
Difficult in reality.
Hidden deep in a rock shelter inside of Governor Dick Park is the final resting place for the lost Ark of the Covenant. Start the adventure of a lifetime today.
Lancaster Conservancy and Uncharted Lancaster have once again partnered to present an updated Green Infrastructure Adventure for this year’s Water Week. While learning some fascinating local history, you will also get a first-hand look at how the City of Lancaster is transforming its streets, parks, commercial and private properties to capture stormwater while making the City more livable for everyone.
In 1870, treasure hunters descended into Safe Harbor. Undercover of darkness, they searched for $4 million in buried French gold guarded by an “Indian Spirit.” Do you have what it takes to find the treasure?
These small medieval-looking fortresses were never strongholds charged with protecting local villagers but essential tools for building a civilization.
One hundred years ago, the Conestoga Traction Company annually moved 12 million passengers to all corners of the County. Today almost all signs of this rail system have been erased. Join the search for the lost Pequea Trolley.
Before having his property confiscated for being a traitor, British Loyalist James Rankin allegedly hid his entire fortune somewhere in Springettsbury Township. Is there any truth to this Revolutionary War treasure tale? Find out in this Uncharted Lancaster Adventure.
Along the Susquehanna at the mouth of the Conestoga River lies a village born in fire but died from ice. Survey the razed company ghost town of Safe Harbor.
A real-life treasure hunt starts on March 20. This one ends with an 18-pound loot crate filled with over a thousand dollars in $1 coins. To participate, simply become a member of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County to get your decoder paper!
Beautiful off the beaten path places you can visit. There’s no treasure, but sometimes the journey is the reward.
Grab your fedora and pack your paddle intrepid explorers because the Conestoga River Club and Uncharted Lancaster have partnered to create the Slackwater Navigation Adventure for Lancaster Conservancy‘s 2021 Water Week festivities. This aquatic adventure has you exploring the Conestoga River along some of the old Conestoga Navigation Company canal route between Lock 5 (Rock Hill) and Lock 9 (Safe Harbor).
This downtown urban adventure has you exploring the epicenter for the spirit of independence in Lancaster County. This password-protected adventure is only available to those who purchase the exclusive Sons of Liberty Adventure Bundle.
In 1879, a rag-tag group of Christmas day-born treasure hunters led by the “Sorceress of Lititz” Hannah Hetherley set out to find buried riches hidden near downtown Lititz. Legend holds, they found it, but the magic protecting the cache was too powerful to allow its removal. Can you break the spell?
Hidden beneath the Tunnels of Enola lies a cache of jewels. If you can decipher the clues concealed in a thief’s diary, the treasure could be yours.
Discover Pequea dangerous underground containing 2,000 feet of cold spelunking passageways. Welcome to the Uncharted Lancaster: Wind Cave Adventure. Enter at your own risk!