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OCT 17, Forest Therapy Hike
Return to Wild Forest Therapy Hikes are specifically designed to enrich and deepen your experience in nature by cultivating the art of forest-bathing: the art of connecting with nature through our senses.These mindful adventures feature aromatherapies, yogic breathing practices, guided sensory exercises, personal writing...
OCT 21-24, Circleville Pumpkin Show - CANCELLED
The Greatest Free Show on Earth. But not the baked goods - 23,000 pumpkin pies and 100,000 pumpkin donuts are sold. Parade, Little Miss Pumpkin Show, Miss Pumpkin Show, Baby Parade, Band Youth Organizations, Pet Parade, Lodges, Civic, Fraternal Organizations, Ohio Festival Events Association Queens. Rides, games,...
OCT 22-25, Jack Pine Glass Pumpkin Patch
Join us for our first outdoor glass pumpkin patch - Including talented artists, food trucks, a pumpkin carver & more! 10am-7pm all days Visit www.glasspumpkinfestival.com for more informatio...
OCT 24, Women's Hike : Conkles Hollow Rim Trail
Our Women's Hiking Club was created to provide a safe space for women in the outdoors where they can connect with other women on adventures that renew mind, body and spirit. These mindful adventures are open to the public and take place every month throughout Ohio's State Parks and Trails. Each hike has a different theme...
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Coronavirus Update

As of July 2nd, Hocking Hills State Park has officially reopened to the public. Parking capacity may be reduced and trails are designated one way to help maintain social distancing.

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Top 10 Things to Do

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
Canoeing
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!
6
Ride the Ziplines
Some of the largest and most exciting ziplines in the mid west can be found here in the Hocking Hills.
7
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.
8
Camping
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.
9
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.
10
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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