A Mysterious Woodland Trail In Kentucky Will Take You To The Original Center Furnace Ruins
There’s something magical about happening upon old, abandoned ruins while traipsing through the Kentucky wilds. It will bring out the adventurer in you, igniting your inner curiosity and explorer! Within Kentucky’s Land Between the Lakes, you’ll find the Center Furnace, one of eight iron furnaces that operated from the mid-1800s and into the early 1900s. This massive, crumbling brick furnace is a well-known landmark that’s reachable via a 0.3-mile loop trail, making it one of the most accessible hikes in the Bluegrass State for those looking to explore one of Kentucky’s most mysterious abandoned ruins.
Have you hiked the Center Furnace Trail before? Did you know about history of this abandoned place? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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