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About Letterboxing

Letterboxing is an intriguing “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places (like parks) and post clues to finding the box online on one of several Web sites. However, clues to finding some of the most highly-sought boxes are passed around by word of mouth.

There are about 60,000 active letterboxes listed on LbNA alone. Individual letterboxes usually contain a log book, an often hand-carved rubber stamp and occasionally contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp on their personal log book, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp on the letterbox’s logbook.

Letterboxer stamping into their logbook

What’s New?

  1. GS Troop 54124 Centreville, VA
  2. Animals In The Cemetery The Gorilla Rockland Lake, NY
  3. Pilgrims Two ???, MA
  5. H☀️PE Knoxville, TN
  6. Bee nice or Buzz off Arcadia, CA
  7. Sprigtime in Pelham Pelham, MA
  8. Girl Scout Troop 47287 LINCOLNSHIRE, IL
  9. Brownie Troop 2356 2 Pleasantville, NY
  10. Brownie Troop 2356 1 Pleasantville, NY
  11. Palmer Sunshine Madison, AL
  12. Smile! Cookeville, TN
More new letterboxes

Most Recently Found

  1. Palmer Sunshine Madison, AL
  2. Old Town Series: Día de los Ratones San Diego, CA
  3. Pushing Up Daisies #8 Austin, NV
  4. Navajo 66 Navajo, AZ
  5. Hangman Game 34 Truro, MA
  6. Rudolph & Hermey Reading, PA (1/2)
  7. Santa & Yukon Cornelius Reading, PA (1/2)
  8. Cunningham Falls by We3Kings Thurmont, MD
  9. (Homeless) Brown Cow Westport, MA
  10. Smokey the Bear Trail Burlington, CT (1/4)
  11. For Mr. Ed Fayetteville, PA
  12. Find Nemo Anaheim, CA

Tip of the Day

There’s more to letterboxing than finding and placing letterboxes... letterboxing is also about getting together at events with other letterboxers. These can be small meet ups with just a few people or major events with hundreds.

LbNA doesn’t list events, but you can find them on the AtlasQuest Letterboxing Events page.

Image of the Day

Image of the Day
Kettle Hole Bog, Ward Reservation, Andover MA, June 2015 - photo by The Merry Pranksters