Photos courtesy of Dave Gschwind.
Exploring Blackhand Gorge
Our all-day bus tour on Saturday October 22 began in Heath, Ohio, known as the Birthplace of the Ohio Canal, and also site of the 2000-year-old Great Circle Earthwork. Travelling roughly northeast, participants viewed a variety of canal remnants in Newark, Frazeysburg, Dresden, Adams Mills and points in between.
Especially impressive was a two-mile hike to and from Blackhand Gorge, where the canal towpath was created by blasting through a mountain of solid rock. To reach the Gorge, participants hiked through a 100-yard tunnel blasted through the mountain more than 100 years ago to enable construction of an interurban rail line between Newark and Zanesville.
Participants enjoyed a perfect fall day for their picnic lunch beside the Rocky Fork Culvert on the Postle Farm near Hanover.
On Saturday evening, participants enjoyed a banquet at the Buckingham House in Newark. The speaker was author and historian Aaron Kearns.
For more information contact Mike Morthorst at email@example.com.
CSO 2022 Fall Tour, OCT 21-23, 2022
Canal Society of Ohio Inc.