Summer Saunters with SRA: Steep Rock Tunnel

august, 2022

01aug5:00 pmFeaturedSummer Saunters with SRA: Steep Rock TunnelSteep Rock Preserve5:00 pm Steep Rock Preserve, 2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Event Details

Join Executive Director Brian Hagenbuch on a series of casual walks through Steep Rock’s Preserves. Monday, August 1 we will explore the Tunnel at Steep Rock Preserve. The railroad tunnel was constructed from 1871 to 1872 as part of the Shepaug Valley Railroad. A crew of coal miners from Pennsylvania built the 235-foot curved tunnel by hand using picks, dynamite and nitroglycerin to blast through Steep Rock Ridge. It took them only nine months to complete, a remarkably quick project in those days. The railroad ceased operation in 1948. Today, hikers enjoy the cool, damp air within the darkness of these chiseled bedrock walls as a refreshing respite on a warm summer day.

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(Monday) 5:00 pm


Steep Rock Preserve

2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794


Steep Rock Association860 868 9131 116 Christian Street, New Preston, CT