Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Moonville Tunnel..Zaleski State Forest all near Lancaster,Ohio

THE HOCKING HILLS IS A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT

Near Lancaster,Ohio in the Hocking Hills area of S.E. Ohio one can find Zaleski State Forest

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Where one can find the Haunted Moonville Tunnel “Deep in the backwoods of Vinton County stands the Moonville Tunnel, a relic from an era long gone. The town it is named for was born when the Marietta and Cincinnati railroad was built through the coal- and iron-rich woods of southeastern Ohio in 1856. At its peak in the 1870s, the town boasted a population of more than 100--almost exclusively miners and their families.”Click on above link to read more. For the purpose of this post ( Watery Wednesday ) a few photos of the trail and bridges to the Moonville Tunnel.

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I just crossed Raccoon Creek on the one lane bridge in the distance and parked my car on the side of the road ( Wheelabout Road, Township Highway 18.) About 200 paces down the trail which was once the railroad tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad you once again come to Raccoon Creek which you must cross in order to get to the tunnel.

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DSC_0018 Yes that is the way across

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DSC_0023 After crossing the creek it is about 200 more paces to the Moonville Tunnel which you can just barley see the entrance to in the next photo. 

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In another post We will explore the tunnel itself which is not only haunted but……… in the mean time explore our watery world at Watery Wednesday

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11 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Do many people use this trail? The trail does appear to be maintained.

msdewberry said...

That looks like quite the trail to traverse over the water. The scenery is pretty. Haunting would only increase the intrigue of the area for me!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love this walk! the bridge looks doablel, even for an old lady like me -- the steps look wide. Tx for sharing this lovel spot

Denise said...

I could armchair travel all day when reading posts like yours. Loved your photos too.
An English Girl Rambles

Ann said...

I enjoyed trekking with you.

Now, to your cartoon, when I was growing up in Borneo, we had to drive through two graveyards to go to the airport. Mum told us not to call each other's name. because if we did, and the ghosts hear us, They will come at night for us. We really believed it.

June said...

Oh, boy!
A haunted tunnel!
That sounds even better...far, far better...than a haunted house!
Pretty walk, especially the stepping stones over the creek.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

That was fun! I can't wait to see the inside of the tunnel!

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

wiganfootie said...

Love It xx

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a great place for a solid walk. Beautiful.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow----a Haunted Tunnel..... I'm not sure I would go in there!!!! Can't wait to see your pictures and hear your story!!!!!

That was a neat water crossing... I could handle that one!!!! ha

Great pictures, Joe.
Betsy

Tony Letts said...

I'm scared already!