Know Before You Go
The East tunnel entrance (East Portal) at the intersection of Whitcomb Hill Road and River Road in Florida, take River Road northwest about half a mile until it crosses over a set of tracks. The East Portal can be seen to the left. The tunnel's West Portal is located in North Adams. Off Church Street, which parallels the railroad tracks, close to where it intersects West Shaft Road, is a path through the woods. The West entrance is a third of a mile down it. The Central Shaft and the ventilation fans are located about 1.3 miles from Rt-2, turn South onto Shaft Road, follow to Central Shaft Road in Florida, the fans are on the East side. Across the street from the central shaft building in a small grassy area is a memorial to the victims of the devastating shaft fire which occurred during tunnel construction.
Note: This is an active railroad with trains traveling at reduced speed in the tunnel, these trains maybe hard to hear as they round the curves, so be safe and stay off the tracks.