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Zaleski State Forest

At 26,827 acres, Zaleski State Forest is the second only to Shawnee State Forest in size.  Located in Ohio within Vinton and Athens counties, this region was in the vanguard of the industrial revolution in the 19th century. Besides mining coal and iron ore, local residents cut down huge swaths of forest to produce charcoal for the region's many furnaces where iron workers cast pig iron. Today, the area is sparsely populated. Once a thriving industrial area, Zaleski forest is now quiet Read more ➜