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The Historic Tales of Ackworth, PA

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The personal injury lawyers in Ackworth, PA, sponsor this article to present you with a detailed excerpt about the area.

Ackworth is a populated place within the Township of East Caln, a minor civil division of Chester County, Pennsylvania. The quaint neighborhood is located in ZIP code 19335.

Historical Landmark

Home to Ackworth is The Valley Creek Rd. Twin Tunnels, located at Valley Creek Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335. The tunnels are a historical landmark in Chester County,

Ironically enough, the twin tunnels are actually composed of three tunnels beneath railroad tracks. One tunnel carries a tributary of the Brandywine Creek. The second tunnel is empty and local legend tells it has been the site of dark rituals and sacrifices. The third tunnel carries Pennsylvania's passing traffic.

The tunnels are known for being very dark, even during the day, and narrow. Residents of Ackworth have told stories about The eery tunnels for years. One of the most commonly believed tall tales is that in the middle tunnel, where the vertical air shaft leads to the railroad bed, a young unwed mother hung herself in the 19th century.

It is believed that when she hung herself, she had a baby in her arms, so when she died, the baby fell to its death in the tunnel below. Members of Ackworth tell rumors about hearing the baby's cries at night or even the mother's ghost.

While it is nearly impossible to know if the tall tale is true, the tale of the dismembered body is verified by a 1995 case. The case was opened when a red suitcase was found in the creek with a woman's nude torso. Her legs were missing, and the suitcase was taped shut and put in a garbage bag.

If you dare ever to visit The Valley Creek Tunnels, be sure you're prepared for whatever you may find in the town of the Ackworth's deepest tall tale.

Paradise Valley Nature Reserve

You will find the stunning Paradise Valley Nature Area not too far from the eery Valley Creek Tunnels. The nature reserve spans 40 acres and provides fishing access to West Valley Creek.

The natural surface trails on the property connect to the Chapel Trail on Paradise Farm Camps land. Several segments belonging to the trail system also extend onto private property.

While the nature reserve is within walking distance to a few residential areas, two parking areas serve Paradise Valley Nature Area if you choose to drive. The first parking lot at 1209 Valley Creek Road provides access to West Valley Creek for fishing, and visitors can cross the creek to walk the meadow trail. The second parking area at 895 Ravine Road provides upland access to the preserve via the Chapel Trail.

The Paradise Valley Nature Area is a great place to bring the entire family. With stunning creeks, wildlife, and a well-maintained walking trail, you're sure to see something new and exciting.

With the combination of eery tall tales and family fun, Ackworth has something for everyone.

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David Petrone
Date Published: May 12, 2021
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