EVENT: ALL SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER (ON THE HOUR FROM NOON-4PM, PLUS OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS*)
RIDE A SCENIC & HISTORIC RAIL LINE
The Mt. Perry Scenic Train, which is also known as the Zanesville & Western Railroad, provides a destination in northern Perry County offering train excursions along Jonathan Creek on a historic rail line known as the Glass Rock Spur. Silica sand from Central Silica Company in Glenford was used in the manufacturing of glass, pottery, dinnerware and fire brick and was transported on the railroad as recently as 25 years ago. Over 100 years ago, during the time when coal was mined in many areas of southeastern Ohio, it was part of the Zanesville & Western Railroad, known to locals as the “Zigzag & Wobbly.” A roundtrip ride takes about 30-40 minutes each. The Scenic Railroad also offers group rides for groups and for special events such as birthday parties, family outings, weddings and more.
*See their website for more events.
COST: $8/Adults, $5/Kids 6-15, Free/Kids 5 and under
LOCATION: 5700 State Route 204 Mt. Perry, Ohio 43760