Side Trip to Iron Furnace (just above Elizabethtown)

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Iron Furnace is a picnic area just about 1/4 Mile West of the R2R trail. I’m not sure if there is water available. There are vault toilets & picnic tables. It is a restoration of a civil war era Iron smelting furnace. It looks amazing and my hat’s off to the group who rebuilt it. There really isn’t much there though after you have looked around at the furnace. A nice stop to break up the trip and to see on the way to check out the river and Elizabethtown. My wife posed, then some guy decided to impress his kid by climbing halfway up it. Not recommended!!!!!!!. Some guy gets hurt and possibly ruins it for everyone else. Go to Garden of the Gods for Rock Climbing. They are used to picking up fallen rock climbers over there. Seems like someone falls and gets killed or severely injured every year. Don’t be that guy. <off soapbox

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