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This Train Through Hocking Valley Is The Perfect Way To Experience Fall In Ohio

The Hocking Hills are beautiful on their own. But just imagine how amazing it would be to make your way through them by train!

Traveling by train is a unique experience. Train trips have an old-world, romantic vibe that you just can’t get in a car or on a bus. Whether you’re snuggling up next to your partner in an open-air car or relaxing with your family in first class, you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventure all while taking in some of the most beautiful scenery Ohio has to offer.

The view from the train ? #hockinghills #hockingvalleyscenicrailway

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Since 1972, The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway has been operated and maintained by volunteers. The train departs each Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from the Nelsonville Depot at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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In October, the train schedule expands to Thursday through Sunday, with trains departing at 1 p.m. each day.

The train ride is approximately 2 hours long. From Nelsonville, the train makes its way to Logan, before returning back to the depot.

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Along the way, you’ll pass by the remains of Hocking Canal Lock No. 19, the town of Haydenville, and many other sites in the area.

Hocking Canal Lock No. 19 via Wikipedia

Due to COVID-19, all passengers will be required to wear masks and to maintain social distancing by staying in their assigned seats. There are open air compartments as well.

Tickets for the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Fall Foliage Train are $18 for adults, $13 for children, and $16 for seniors. You can purchase your tickets to ride here.

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Are you ready for a train ride, Columbus? All Aboard!