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JAN 20, Winter Hike at Hocking Hills
9:00 am - 11:00 am Continuous starts. Join the Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike to view the beauty of the hills and caves and waterfalls in winter. Start at Old Man s Cave on a hike to Ash Cave with a stop at Cedar Falls for soup and muffins. Transportation is provided back to parking area near Old Man's Cave....
FEB 10, Sweethearts Hike
5:00 - 7:00 pm. Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot. Take your sweetheart for a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk then enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments....
NOV 25-DEC 17, Santa Train
11:00 am Departure. 2:00 pm Departure. 6:00 pm Departure on Saturday Dec 2nd and Dec 9th Only. Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 25th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through...
DEC 31, New Years Eve Train and Fireworks
10:30 pm Departure. Celebrate the new year on the train. The train travels to East Logan and returns. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight as everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2018. Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.-...
NOV 24-DEC 24, Final Friday and Holiday Shopping Alternative
One of a Kind Gifts of Hand-made Art, includes Santa's Village to get a peek at behind the scenes toy making fund. Specials can be found in every shop. Majestic Galleries. Nelsonville Quilt Company. Nelsonville Emporium. Starbrick Cooperative Gallery. Stuarts Opera House. The Plaid Butterfly. Paper Circle. Morristowne...
DEC 16-17, Tis the Season
1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturday and Sunday Take a break from the holiday bustle with a quiet stroll around the farm. String popcorn and make an ornament to take home. All ages. Meeting Place: Farmhouse 1375 State Route 674 North Canal Winchester, OH 43110 ...
DEC 22, Winter Solstice Hike
10:00 am. Winter officially began on 12-21-17 at 11:28 am. So let us start the countdown to spring with a hike. Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin for a leisurely hike to learn about the solstice and about some of the features of the Hocking Hills. Afterwards you are invited to enjoy a mug of warm tea or hot...
DEC 23, Fireside Chat
1:00 pm Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin beside the fire pit to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore and history to plants and animals. We might have a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on...

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Top 10 Things to Do

Visit Old Man's Cave
The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man's Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park's areas.
Stay in a Cabin
'Cabins' range from small peaceful romantic cottages to medium family-size cabins to large lodges that will accommodate multiple families. Our availability search engine can help you find the perfect place to stay quickly and easily.
Walk to Ash Cave
In the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills is Ash Cave which is perhaps the most spectacular feature of the entire park. Ash Cave is the largest recess cave in the state.
See Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking region. In the mid 1800's, a grist mill was built above the falls to utilize this water power for grinding grain.
There are canoe launches, and rentals, at Lake Hope and Lake Logan State Parks. On the Hocking River several liveries offer varying length canoe, kayak, and raft trips on the usually leasurely moving waters. A great way to spend a hot summer days. Full moon river trips are also offered during the summer months!
Ride the Ziplines
Some of the largest and most exciting ziplines in the mid west can be found here in the Hocking Hills.
Hiking Here & Hiking There
With 9 State Park and Nature Preserves, 3 State Forests, a National Forest, and local and metro parks, plus a large section of the Buckeye Trail, you simply will not run out of places to hike. Trails range from extremely rugged to as easy as the preverbial 'walk in the park'. Portions of the trails at Cedar Falls and Conkle's Hollow are marked wheelchair accessible.
During the Spring, Summer, and Fall months the campgrounds are bustling with activity. Many of the area State Parks offer camping as do wide variety of privately owned campgrounds that may be less crowded.
Attend Festivals and Annual Events
No matter what time of year you visit the Hocking Hills we will have something for you to celebrate. The region is teeming with festivals from moonshine to pawpaws, lillies to coal, ribs to apples. Whether your passion is for the area's rich cultural history, the culinary scene or distinctive blend of bluegrass and country music, we have a festival for you.
Take Day Trips
If you can stay a few days in the Hocking Hills there are several nearby places you may want to see. Let the Hocking Hills serve as your "home base" and head out in a different direction each day. Most day trips are less than a one hour drive.
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