Letterboxing is a fun activity for individuals and families alike. In short, letterboxing is a lot like a scavenger or treasure hunt. It combines elements of map reading, hiking, creative expression, and puzzle solving.
A letterbox is a small weatherproof box in a publicly-accessible place (like a park). Each letterbox contains a log book and a rubber stamp (often this stamp is hand carved). These boxes are hidden throughout the world. The clues to help find these boxes can be found on the internet.
A letterboxer carries with them their own “signature” stamp (can be anything from a name to animal foot prints), a travel Journal, and a stamp pad.
After the letterboxer finds a letterbox they “stamp-in” to the letterbox’s logbook with their signature stamp and write something unique in the logbook along with the day’s date. Then they take the stamp found in the letterbox and stamp their own travel journal and can write something down that helps them remember their adventure. The letterboxer’s travel journal becomes a running history of all the letterboxes and places they have visited.
Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area offers one indoor and multiple outdoor letterboxing adventures. If you wish to complete all of the outside Soldiers Delight letterboxing adventures, you should keep all the stamps together in your travel journal *hint*. If you do not have a Travel Journal, you may download one here.
Soldiers Delight’s Letterboxes require a “key” (a lock combination) entered in the correct box to un-lock it. Inside you will find a letterboxing logbook, a letterboxing stamp, and a stamp pad (not always available).
Follow the step by step instructions for letterboxing at Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area. Call Soldiers Delight at 410-461-5005 before your visit to confirm the hours of operation.
To learn more about Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, visit our homepage.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)