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SEP 15-17, 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Fri 4pm-midnight. Sat 10am-midnight. Sun 10am-4pm. The 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival. What is a Pawpaw...The pawpaw is North American's largest native tree fruit. the fruit has a wonderful creamy texture and a tropical flavor. We hope you come to join the crowds of happy folks at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany,...
OCT 14, Grandma Gatewood's Fall Colors Hike
1-5pm Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the season's colors. Meet with the naturalist at the Old Man's Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail. We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying...
JUN 9-SEP 3, Tecumseh
8:00 - 10:45 pm. Monday-Saturday. Captivating. Fascinating. Mesmerizing. Special closing night performance on Sunday September 3. Come witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700s. The huge, outdoor stages...
JUN 9-SEP 3, Tecumseh - Living History Tour
3:00 pm Saturday only. As you travel through late 18th century Ohio you will gain a clearer and deeper appreciation of the world that lives and breathes in every character portrayed in Tecumseh as you meet and become witness to the lives of the Frontier settlers and Shawnee who shaped our history and created the land...
JUN 9-SEP 3, Tecumseh - Behind the Scenes Tour
3:45 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:15 pm. Tours are offered Monday-Saturday. Over 30 years ago these tours began and they are still highly acclaimed by our patrons. Enjoy an exciting backstage tour of the theater complex as cast members serve as your tour guides. The stuntmen of Tecumseh give a dazzling display of stage-combat...
AUG 19-20, Puzzles, Pleasures and Pastimes
2:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Try games, riddles and activities that Victorian families did for fun and relaxation. All Ages. Meeting Place is Farmhouse Farmhouse 1375 State Route 674 N. Canal Winchester, OH 4311...
AUG 19-20, Explorers Program
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Explorers Program - A Scavenger Hunt Visit Wahkeena for a day of adventure - a scavenger hunt. Hidden around the preserve are clues relating to our local flora and fauna. Find them all to win a prize. This program is self-guided. Arrive anytime between 10am and 3pm on Saturday or Sunday or...
AUG 20, Nature Craft at Shawnee State Park
1:00 pm Join us - bring your creativity for an art project at the Nature Center with Emily. Nature Center Hours in August are Wednesday - Sunday from 12-3pm....

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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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