The National Road, in many places known as Route 40, was built between 1811 and 1834 to reach the western settlements. So let’s go Honkin’ Down the Highway with the Beach Boys as we visit Clifton Mill and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.
Taking the National Road RD. 40 West out of Columbus,Ohio to Springfield then Rt. #72 (Simon Kenton Trace) South to Clifton,Ohio.
First stop is Clifton Mill because I’m hungry. (imagine that)
Now for layered corned beef or pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian or Thousand Island dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread with chips and pickle. The Reuben Special about $12.00 including tip.
Flour Sacks everywhere
Upcoming events at the Mill; Their famous Christmas Lights display.. The young men in the next photo are putting lights on the cliff opposite the Mill.
Moving on down the road to: ( My first visit here but it won’t be my last )
This is the land of Simon Kenton,Chief Logan,George Rogers Clark,Simon Girty and Tecumseh to name a few. Sit back and enjoy your armchair photo hike.
Can you see the three sections of rock?
CLICK to learn about Rosalie and Wiley the Hermit. Is the Stagecoach trail really HAUNTED?
I’m back at the Mill now. It’s time to get some “coffee to go” and head back to Lancaster. Appreciate you stopping by.