Monday, November 01, 2010

#2 National Road::Clifton Mill & Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve

THAT’S MY WORLD,WATERY WEDNESDAY,NATIONAL ROAD,CLIFTON MILL,CLIFTON GORGE,VIRTUAL HIKE

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)

DSC_0153 Good thing I don’t need gas..The station is closed. I’ll just head over to the Mill.

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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.

DSC_0174  A quick peek at the “Historical Section”

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Flour Sacks everywhere

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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.

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Moving on down the road to: ( My first visit here but it won’t be my last )

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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.

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Can you see the three sections of rock?

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CLICK to learn about Rosalie and Wiley the Hermit. Is the Stagecoach trail really HAUNTED?

DSC_0104  I think I’ll take a look at the bridge and then turn back

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Heading back.

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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.

ODNR  A THAT’S MY WORLD & WATERY WEDNESDAY POST

myworldwaterywed1framed

Luann

22 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Joe. Now that looks like a great place to hike around in. I have seen pictures in magazines of the mill lite up for Christmas and thought it was so beautiful. Thanks for the tour!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Great photography Joe. You are getting better all the time! I love the mill shot and the two bridge pics. Great compositions! I also love the nature shot of the creek curving (two above the covered bridge). Gorgeous!

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Clifton Mill and Gorge look like a fabulous place to visit. I love gorges... You captured some great pictures... That lunch sounds delicious also.

Thanks for sharing... I cannot believe how many leaves are all gone from your trees. We have alot 'down'--but there's still alot on the trees around here so far.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic place! So beautiful! I would love to visit there! And your photos are indeed getting better and better every week! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the fun! Have a great week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

You certainly go to many great places, Joe! I really like that shot of the bridge!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beauty of a place to spend a day! Being outside in the fresh air is the best! And, breakfast in the woods...more of the best! I hope you get in a few more of these days before the snow falls out of the sky!

Kay L. Davies said...

My hiking days are over, but now I feel as if I've seen Clifton Gorge. I see one of your tags is "virtual hike" and that's exactly what it is. I loved every bit of it.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ewok1993 said...

what a fun road trip this is. you had a lot of great photos from that trip.

happy november.

eileeninmd said...

Great post, I loved the photos of the preserve. i think my hubby would love to visit this place.

indicaspecies said...

I like the Clifton Gorge and fall foliages photographs. Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day.

Arija said...

A great post with so much to see. lovely photos, I particularly liked the river through the naked trees in the forth last one.

NatureFootstep said...

well, from what I see I would not mind spending a day or two in that place.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Foto molto interessanti !
Buona giornata.
Myriam :)

Tony Letts said...

Thanks for sharing the poem Joe - I knew the first two lines of course but had never heard the rest

J Bar said...

Fantastic post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Road trip! What an outing. I just love hiking and exploring in the Fall and finding cool places to eat.

wiganfootie said...

I love Rosalies Story ,Great blog love wiganfootie

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: Fun post with a lot of great photos. What a great park.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved the tour Joe! Thanks for taking us along. Hocking Hills area is on our "must visit someday" list.

Tricia said...

Great tour through there! You really know how to entertain!!! =)

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tricia said...

I just read the stories about Haunted Clifton & my goodness, such tragedy! Makes for great stories though - They should have a hay ride through those woods in the fall! =)

Lona said...

What a great place to hike and look around! Thanks for sharing.