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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 6-mile trek to view the beauty of the hills and caves and waterfalls in winter. Start at Old Mans Cave on a hike to Ash Cave with a stop at Cedar Falls for refreshments (for a donation). Transportation is provided back to parking area...
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....
FEB 10, Ohio Boating Education Course - Lake Hope
8:00 am - 5:00 pm. A free 8-hour course in boating and water safety designed by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. It covers the fundamentals of safe boating: state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the Road, basic safety and risk management, and aids to navigation....
FEB 10, Winter Hike - Burr Oak
10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Join fellow hiking enthusiasts for a great day of hiking. Hike lengths of 3.5 miles and 8 miles will be offered. Enjoy free bean soup and corn bread after the hike at the lodge. All hikes will meet at the lodge....
FEB 17-18, Great Backyard Bird Count - Lake Hope
1:00 - 4:00 pm on Saturday, Feb 17th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Sunday, Feb 18th Identify and count birds at the Nature Center as part of the National Audubon Society s annual event to collect data on species trends in the country and around the world. Beginners and experts welcome. Some binoculars provided. For more information...
FEB 17, Ohio Boating Education Course - Burr Oak
8:30 am - 5:00 pm. This free course is an introduction to boating and water safety. Ohio state law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1982 show proof of completing this course prior to operating a boat more than 10 horsepower. Registration required to attend. Please call naturalist Julie to register....
MAR 10-11, Maple Sugaring in the Hills
12:00 - 7:00 pm. Meet at the naturalist cabin behind the Old Mans Cave visitor center. Discover how syrup is made, and savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat....
JAN 26, Owl Prowl - Burr Oak
7:00 - 9:00 pm. Experience the winter woodland landscape at night as we call for our favorite nocturnal hunters--the owls. A short slide presentation will precede this 1-mile walk. Meet in the Sandpiper room in the lodge....

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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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