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  • Writer's pictureMandy-Gentry

EXPLORE the Blue Ridge Tunnel

Built in the 1850's by Irish and enslaved men, this historic tunnel was once part of the Blue Ridge Railroad. At nearly a mile long and paved, it's now open to the public to enjoy. We had so much fun hiking through the dark. The kids wore headlamps to guide us through. Much of the tunnel is carved right into the stone, and some of the original brick walls still remain as well. Water ran on either side of the path, and we spotted frogs, crawdads, salamanders, and a bat. We all agreed that this was one of the coolest things we've done!

See our video from the Blue Ridge Mountains HERE.

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