Uncharted Lancaster: Colemanville Covered Bridge Adventure
Distance: 100 yards or 2.5 miles round trip depending on where you park.
What to bring: Appropriate footwear. Phone service is non-existence in this area along the Pequea Creek, so preload or save any web pages and/or images you need for finding the treasure cache.
If you want to learn more about Lancaster County’s covered bridges before starting this adventure, click here.
Locating the Colemanville Covered Bridge
Colemanville Covered Bridge is found near the intersection Fox Hollow Road and Pequea Boulevard. However, parking near the bridge is tricky, with plenty of No Parking signs visible. Fishermen are often seen parked in the area highlighted in red on the map below, so that’s probably a safe bet. Click here for directions.
UPDATE August 2020: No parking signs have recently been installed in this area. A group of kayakers even reported being towed after parking there. It is probably best to use the parking area described below.
Finding the Pequea Trolley Trailhead
You can also park at the site of the former Martic Forge Hotel and hike the 1.25-mile Trolley Trail to the covered bridge. You can park near the intersection of River Road and 324. Click here for directions. The parking area is highlighted in red and the trail in dotted white lines on the map below. The trail is clearly marked and well worn. You can’t miss it. While you are hiking the Trolley Trail, consider completing the Pequea Trolley Adventure.
Finding the Treasure Cache
Look beneath the covered bridge on the Martic Township side of the Pequea Creek. Once underneath, face the bridge’s exit. Look in the upper right-hand corner to find the treasure cache.
Colemanville Covered Bridge Medallion
If you can complete the Uncharted Lancaster: Colemanville Covered Bridge Side Quest, you will be rewarded with a commemorative Colemanville Covered Bridge medallion. If the supply of medallions gets low, contact Uncharted Lancaster so we can refill the case.
If you want to learn more about Lancaster County’s covered bridges, click here.
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