Road Closure Near Scott Farm A.T. Work Center

Published May 20, 2014

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We're grateful to our friends with the Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club (CVATC) for keeping us posted about news regarding a closure in their area.

Sources in Middlesex Township, Cumberland County, PA, say a portion of Bernheisel Bridge Road near the Scott Farm Appalachian Trail Work Center will be closed beginning June 9, 2014 for approximately 6-10 weeks.

They will be putting up netting to prevent rocks from falling off the side of the hill onto the road. The portion to be closed will be just south of the bridge near the Scott Farm where the Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses the Conidiguinet Creek and extending south up the hill to the north side of Green Hill Road.

The Appalachian Trail itself WILL NOT be affected and will not be rerouted. Access, however, to the Scott Farm -- a popular parking lot for day and section hikers on the AT -- WILL be affected.

Here are some suggested alternate ways to get to the Scott Farm during this road closure.

  • Coming from the East, from Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, etc.: Take Route 114 north until it ends at route 944 (Wertzville Road). Turn left onto Route 944. Travel 3.3 miles on 944. Turn left onto Bernheisel Bridge Road, and travel 2.3 miles to the Scott Farm.
  • Coming from the West, from Carlisle, Chambersburg, etc.: Take Route 11 (Harrisburg Pike) north from Carlisle. Turn left onto North Middlesex Road. Travel 2.1 miles, then make a slight right onto Hollowbrook Drive. In 1 mile, make a sharp right onto Sherwood Drive (not 944). In 1.6 miles, turn right onto Bernheisel Bridge Road, and travel 1.1 miles to the Scott Farm.

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