We understand that you may have some hesitation to travel in light of the COVID-19.
Family is our number one priority and that certainly includes yours!

Top of the Hock cabin is the perfect getaway to decompress on your family getaway especially in times of stress and anxiety. 
We can assure you that we have always taken great pride in the cleanliness of our cabin but are taking extra precautions to make sure that the cabin is clean  and ready for your stay.
We will make sure all surfaces, doors and controls are wiped down with disinfecting cleaning wipes and extra attention will be given to cleaning in general to insure you have a clean cabin for your visit.

Top of The Hock Cabin

Welcome to Top of the Hock Cabin

A clean, spacious, & relaxing cabin in Hocking Hills, Ohio. The cabin is secluded and located on the side of a 10 acre hillside, less than a 5 minute drive to Old Man's Cave.  Our cabin is dog friendly too.

The cabin is centrally located near all that Hocking Hills has to offer including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, zip lines and ATV trails.

The cabin is fully equipped with everything you need for a romantic getaway or family vacation fun.

Our cabin is Dog friendly too!

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  • Wifi Internet, 3 HD Flat Screen TV’s With Directv
  • Game Room Loft with Air Hockey
  • HD Satellite TV, DVD players, Stereo w/CD player
  • Hot Tub, Large Wrap Around Deck, Log Swing
  • Sleeps 4 - 6 comfortably (2 BR & Loft Sleeper sofa)
  • 2 Large bathrooms each with shower
  • Washer & Dryer, Heat, A/C, 5 Ceiling Fans
  • 34 In cabin movies to watch on DVD
  • Fireplace, Outdoor Gas Grill, Fire pit, Picnic Table
  • Kitchen equipped for a chef, modern appliances
  • Centrally located, close to everything!
  • Easy access to cabin in summer and winter
  • Secluded, side of 10 acre wooded hill
  • 5 Minutes to Old Mans Cave

About The Cabin

Since the cabin is family owned we take great pride in caring for the cabin ourselves. You will find the cabin clean, well equipped, maintained and nicely furnished with games, movies and activities to make your stay more enjoyable and relaxing.  We provide almost everything for your stay including linens and towels.  The hot tub water is cleaned and changed regularly!

Amenities

Top-of-the-Hock-Kitchen.jpgThe Kitchen

  • Fully Equipped kitchen with modern appliances. 
  • Paper & Kitchen Towels, Garbage Bags and Coffee Filters provided.
  • Pots, Pans, Plates, Utensils - everything you need to prepare your favorite meal.
  • Sweetener, Salt, Pepper, Ketchup, Mayo & Mustard - all stocked.

Top-of-the-hock-Attic.jpgGames & Entertainment

  • Satellite TV, DVD players in bedrooms and entertainment room.
  • 8’ Air Hockey Table, Board Games and Card Games.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Movies collection.
  • 40” HD TV in Entertainment room, 32” HD TV in bedrooms

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  • All Linens, Pillows, Towels and Blankets
  • Individually wrapped hand and body soap.
  • Toilet Paper, Bath Tissues
  • Queen Size Beds, Queen pull out sofa.
  • Bathrooms with shower

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  • Hot tub on covered deck. Water changed regularly
  • Gas provided for gas fireplace & outdoor grill.
  • 5 Ceiling Fans.
  • Washer Dryer.
  • Outdoor fire pit, Picnic Table, Log Swing

Movie Collection

PG
  • Beetle Juice
  • Big Fat Liar
  • ELF
  • Hook
  • Jumanji
  • Monster  House
  • Rango
  • The First Wives Club
  • The Great Outdoors
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • The Toy
  • Uncle Buck
PG13 & R
  • 50 First Dates
  • Big Mamma's House
  • City Slickers
  • How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days
  • Intolerable Cruelty
  • Liar, Liar
  • Minority Report
  • Oceans Eleven
  • Something's Got To Give
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Without A Paddle
  • Striking Distance [R]
Children's Movie
  • Barbie Magic Pegasus
  • Children's Movies
  • Finding Nemo
  • Ice Princess
  • Little Mermaid
  • Nick Jr Favorites
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Sponge Bob Seasons 1,2,3

Rates & Policies

In Season

March - December
Weekdays

$190 / night

Weekends

$250 / night

Off Season

January - February
Weekdays

$175 / night

Weekends

$225 / night

Availability Calendar

Terms

  • 50% due at time of reservation, balance is due 30 days prior to stay. Reservations made within 45 days of check in will be charged in full.
  • Minimum 2 Night Stay Required. One day stays will be considered if there is an opening between reservations. Please contact us for availability.
  • Check in is 3:00 PM, Check out is 11:00 AM. (Sorry no exceptions)
  • Rates are based on 4 Adult Maximum. Additional $20 per night for each adult that exceeds 4 adult maximum.
  • Families may have up to 6 guests with a maximum of 4 adults. Additional $20 per night for each guest over 6 or adults over 4.
  • Weekend rates will apply on holidays.
  • We accept Visa & Mastercard.

Policies

  • Additional daily charges of: $20 per adult over 4 adults. For families, $20 per guest for each guest over 6 (4 adult maximum)  
  • No smoking in cabin. Up to $200 cleaning charge for smoking or excessive cleaning.
  • Dogs allowed with additional $20 fee per night per dog.  Dogs must be well behaved. Grounds must be cleaned up after your dog.  You are responsible for any damage caused by your pet. $100 cleaning fee if not notified of pets prior to visit.
  • Do not rearrange the furniture or throw trash or cigarettes in fire pit or cabin grounds.
  • You are responsible for putting trash in proper receptacles.  Upon checkout, all trash should be taken to container at the end of driveway. Used towels and linens should be left on the floor. Cabin should be locked and grounds left as you found them.
  • $100 cleaning fee will be charged if checkout instructions are not followed.
  • We are not responsible for power outages during your stay.  No refunds will be given.
  • As the owners of Top of the Hock LLC, we will assume no responsibility for loss or damage to guests personal affects or injury during the rental period.
  • A thirty day (30) notice is required for cancellation.  Cancellations made prior to 30 days will incur a 5% cancellation fee.  Cancellations or changes within 30 days that result in a shortened stay forfeit the full advance payment (You will need to purchase travel insurance for cancellations within 30 days).
  • You are responsible for all damage, lost or stolen items and charges to the cabin.
  • There is a $50 inconvenience fee plus postage to return items left at the cabin

Reviews

 This is our fourth trip to Hocking Hills and by far this is top of the notch! No place in Hocking Hills beats this! We plan on making this our 5th trip in the near future 

 My husband and I have been coming to Hocking Hills for year with our kids and I must say this has been the best we have stayed at!  Wonderful location, clean with everything you need. We will be back! 

 This is our third trip to Hocking Hills and Top of the Hock is by far the nicest cabin we have had the pleasure of staying at. Everything in the cabin was a step above the others we have been at. The washer & dryer, grill, and even the pizza oven sheet. We enjoyed the hot tub and view from the deck! 

 Top of the Hock, Great name for definitely one of the best retreats in the hills! We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere. Plenty to do inside and out!  The cabin was clean, organized and user friendly… we talked more and played more than we have in a long time. Great family fun! 

 Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to stay! The game room & fire pit were big hits as where the stars! (Thanks for those to!) What a great place for our last summer getaway. 

 The most peaceful retreat/vacation I’ve been to.  Loved listening to the birds and doing my yoga on the deck in the morning. Your cabin is beautiful and has everything you need.  All the attractions were just a five minute drive away. I would recommend this place to anyone. It has the right ambience for anytime of year! Will definitely be back! 

 Your cabin is AH-MAZING! The hot tub was great and the place was very tidy.  There was plenty of room to move around so weren’t in each other ‘bubble”.  The game rooms got lots of use, thanks! 

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HockingHills.com RSS Regional Activities
Horseback Riding
Equestrian Ridge Farm
Come and ride with us Horseback riding at Equestrian Ridge Farm. Open all year. All rides are customized for you and your party up to 10 people. Whether you are looking for a quiet ride through the woods/meadows or a more adventurous fast paced ride, we can tailor a ride for you. Have kids - Ask about our special rides for children. We can create a special experience just for them. All rides include a riding lesson and guide/instructor. Reservations please.
Location:
26711 Pumpkin Ridge Rd., New Plymouth
Phone:
740-603-2523
Smoke Rise Ranch Resort
Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, Smoke Rise is a working cattle ranch that offers guests an opportunity to experience the adventures of the West, not so far from home. Whether you prefer to be part of the action with cattle drives, team penning, cow cutting and guided trail rides or you simply want to ride at your own leasure, Smoke Rise is sure to give you a taste of the old western famed cowboy lifestyle. Guests stay in rustic bunk style cabins on the ranch.
Location:
6751 Hunterdon Rd, Glouster
Phone:
740-767-2624, 800-292-1732
Spotted Horse Ranch
We are a working ranch. We offer our guests the excitement of riding the trails on one of our Appaloosa horses, or bring their own horse The Ranch offers a 16-site campground. Each site has electric and water, shower house with flush toilets. Our Party Hall and lighted arena for open barrel racing, horse shows, etc is available. For a truly unique adventure try our Cowboy Cookout ride
Location:
17325 SR 180, Laurelville
Phone:
740-332-RIDE, 877-992-7433
Uncle Bucks Riding Stable
Uncle Bucks Riding Stable features scenic guided trail rides in Zaleski and Waterloo State forests with ample parking. large enough for buses and picnic facilities.Uncle Bucks guided horseback rides offer a unique way to explore the 27,000 acres of the Zaleski State Forest.
Location:
73930 Buck Lane, New Marshfield
Phone:
740-664-2428, 800-221-1122
Zipline
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
Visitors to the Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Zipline Adventures can explore the treetops during a trip above caves and rock cliffs. Zip liners are suspended on a network of cables, getting a birds eye view of the Hocking River, native wildlife, plants, and rocks.
Location:
10714 Jackson Street, Rockbridge
Phone:
740-385-9477
Soaring Cliffs
Soaring Cliffs offers a zip line experience unlike any other in the Hocking Hills. The lines are set over a natural gorge complete with sandstone rock formations, wildlife, and a seasonal waterfall. Because all launch and landing sites are at ground level, guests have the opportunity to explore the caves and additional waterfalls along the course trails or simply sit and take in the breathtaking scenery while waiting for their turn at each zip location. The views are amazing, the rush is incredible, and the experience is unforgettable.
Location:
24719 Miller Road, Rockbridge
Phone:
855-947-4386
Canoeing
Hocking Hills Adventures
Take a break and enjoy the serenity of the Hocking Hills. Hocking Hills Adventures has the best river trips Choose a trip from two hours to two days in a canoe or kayak. Take a leisurely float with a raft or tube. Tucked away on our 200 acre property, youll find cozy camper cabins, equipped with all the outdoor necessities. You will also find spacious campsites along the Hocking River. Hocking Hills Adventures is also the perfect place to host a company picnic, birthday parties or family gatheringsCelebrating Over 40 Years of MemoriesOver 40 years alot of things have changed, we have different equipment, more river destinations, more vehicles but our commitment to exceeding our guests expectations has not. We continue to pride ourselves in providing memorable outdoor experiences that are CLEAN, SAFE and FUN. Outdoor experiences should be accessible for everyone and we strive to provide the best equipment, river trips and service to make this possible. This year were offering free seat backs on both canoes and kayaks. And, as always, kids canoe for free Join us in 2018 and be a part of the history of Hocking Hills Adventures
Location:
31251 Chieftain Drive, Logan
Phone:
740-385-8685, 800-686-0386
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery
Paddle the waters once plied by Native Americans and early settlers in the Hocking Hills region. Hocking Hills Canoe Livery is a full service livery with canoe, raft and kayak rentals available in a varietyof trip lengths. Special outings include Moonlight tours and great beginners trips. Group rates are available and there is a picnic pavilion perfect for outings of any size. Be sure to call for more information and reservations.
Location:
12789 State Route 664 South, Logan
Phone:
740-385-0523, 800-634-6820
Lake Logan State Park
One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. Lake Logan is a day-use park that provides scenic picnic areas. Hiking Trails: 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: YesFishing: YesBoat Rentals: Yes
Location:
State Route 278 South, Logan
Phone:
740-385-6842
Murrays Landing Canoe and Kayak Livery
We are a family owned and operated business in Nelsonville, Oh. We have enjoyed for many years fishing and canoeing on the Hocking river. We wanted to bring that same sense of adventure and love of nature to as many of our family and friends as possible. There is no better place to create memories of a lifetime then canoeing or kayaking on the river. The Hocking River is a Class I river so its safe and enjoyable for all ages.There are two trip options. Both trips are good for beginners. The Hocking River is generally a calm smooth river with a few riffles, islands and sand bars. The stretch the trips run on is Class I. We transport you upstream and you canoe back to the building and your car with the current. All paddling times are approximate, based on the average time of an average paddler in average river conditions. Both trips run on the Hocking River. Adverse river conditions may make an alternate waterway necessary. Both trips provide great fishing opportunities.
Location:
701 W. Washington St., Nelsonville
Phone:
740-856-7848
Plane Rides
Hocking Hills Scenic Air Tours
Come fly the sky trails above the scenic vistas of the Hocking Hills and capture the wonder of the regions natural beauty. Clearly see the fascinating geological footprints preserved from antiquity.
Location:
66285 Airport Road, New Plymouth
Phone:
740-380-2031, 740-649-2207
Amusement
Artista Rock School
Artista Rock School offers private one-on-one music lessons and weekly group lessons to children ages, 8-18. Artista focuses on creative expansion of singing, playing an instrument, songwriting and all other skills needed for producing professional performances. Keep a look out for upcoming performances
Location:
38 W Main Street, Logan
Phone:
740-407-5894
Athena Grand
Tue-Thu Hours are 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Fri-Mon Hours, Holiday Hours and Summer Hours are 12:30pm - 10:30pm. Athena Grand shows current movies, National Theatre Live, Met Opera, Bolshoi Ballet. The Athena Grand is proud to announce our affiliation with NCM Fathom and SpectiCast Entertainment. NCM Fathom, their parent company, NCM Media Networks, links more than 15,000 digital screens in more than 170 markets coast to coast, delivering the best entertainment to movie theaters across America.
Location:
1008 East State Street, Athens
Phone:
740-593-8800
Bob Evans Farm Festival
The Annual Farm Festival held in October of every years offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, childrens activities, demonstrations and musical performances
Location:
791 Farmview Road, Bidwell
Phone:
740-245-5304, 800-994-3276
Hocking County Fairgrounds
The Hocking County Fairgrounds is home to the Hocking County Fair and the Hocking County Extension office - a branch office of the Ohio State University. There are many events associated with the racetrack and also through the extension office as a non-formal educational system.
Location:
150 North Homer Avenue, Logan
Phone:
740-385-3222
Hop N Hocking Hills
We are an indoor recreation facility featuring bounce houses, video gaming, and virtual reality We offer open play private party rentals. Our open play hours are M, W, Th, F:10am-6pm, Sa/Su:8am-11:30am. Open pay is $5 per child for the entire day. We also offer punch passes monthly passes
Location:
40 N Market St, Logan
Phone:
740-216-4529
Pickerington Community Theatre
Pickerington Community Theatre is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to creating dramatic arts opportunities for all in Central Ohio. Whether it is an hilarious musical comedy or a serious Agatha Christie murder mystery, whether it is improv comedy or a multigenerational variety show, PCT has something for everyone.Our Mission is to preserve, promote, and perform all types of living theatre in the community. To welcome and encourage all those who wish to participate, help, and express themselves through the theatre, both on and off stage. This will be achieved through the encouragement of intergenerational participation.It really comes down to three things for us: Theatre. Family. Fun.Theatre: PCT produces four mainstage shows a year. We hold open auditions and welcome all, from beginners to veterans. -The plays the thing,- wrote Shakespeare, and our shows are the main focus of what we do. We also stage a variety show and have a live comedy troupe.Family: PCT is a community theatre. Our volunteers are not just participants, they are family. We build camaraderie onstage and off so you will feel you belong. Our Annual Variety Show and summer picnic are places to celebrate those who find a home with us.Fun: Whether you are in the audience, onstage, or behind the scenes, PCT is committed to making your experience fun. We work hard so we can play hard. Whether it is comedy, tragedy, or something in between, involvement with Pickerington Community Theatre is meant to be enjoyable.
Location:
538 Diley Rd., Pickerington
Phone:
614-508-0036
R Adventure Park
R Adventure Park is Logans hidden paradise for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. We are the only Polaris Adventures partner ATV rental location in Ohio, and also have three paintball fields, The Worlds Largest Family Ropes Course, and Moonshiners Mystery Shack We have a wide variety of packages to show you all the forest has to offer, and our venue is perfect for family events, concerts, and corporate outings. Come visit the park and experience a full day of fun activities, great sights, and new memories
Location:
15155 Sauerkraut Road, Logan
Phone:
740-380-1775
Scenic Lanes and Billiards
Location:
1333 West Hunter Street, Logan
Phone:
740-385-3879
Touch the Earth Adventures
Our mission is to inspire and empower individuals through hiking and kayaking adventures, connecting us to the Earth. We offer guided kayaking trips on local waters to explore the life of the area. We are environmentally conscious and support environmental causes. Instruction is provided by trained personnel and all equipment is provided. No experience is necessary. Call for reservations and information, and visit our website for descriptions of the many special experiences we offer.
Phone:
740-591-9094
Walker Farm
The Walker Farm offers pumpkins, gourds, a corn maze and wagon rides on Saturday and Sunday in season. U-pick or select from already picked. Groups by appointment or welcome.
Location:
28800 Chieftain Drive, Logan
Phone:
740-385-6758, 740-385-6758
Family Outting
Bob Evans Farm Festival
The Annual Farm Festival held in October of every years offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, childrens activities, demonstrations and musical performances
Location:
791 Farmview Road, Bidwell
Phone:
740-245-5304, 800-994-3276
Rollerball Lanes
Rollerbowl Lanes is a beautiful 16 lane center that has been family owned and operated since 1958. With state of the art technology and a professional, attentive staff, Rollerbowl Lanes delivers the best bowling experience around. Home of Ohio University bowling classes.Come in and enjoyPool Tables - Internet Juke Box - Snack Bar - Cosmic Bowling - Awesome Sounds - Racing Lane Lights - Bumper BowlingRollerbowl Lanes is the perfect place to have a party.
Location:
28 Palmer Street, Athens
Phone:
740-593-7888
Skyview Drive-In
One of only about 396 drive-ins left in the United States The Skyview Drive-In was built in 1948 by the late Carlos Crum. Walt Effinger, an employee of 30 years, purchased the drive-in in April of 1994 from Mr. Crum. Walt continues to maintain the high standards customers have come to expect. His wife, Cathie, provides quality food and excellent customer service at the concessions stand. Together, Walt and Cathie provide quality entertainment for the whole family at very affordable prices.
Location:
2420 E. Main Street, Lancaster
Phone:
740-653-5517, 877-286-6843
Miniature Golf
Adventure Golf at Rempels Grove
One of the most challenging and beautiful miniature golf courses you will ever play. Thousands of flowers, streams and waterfall. Great family fun. Free petting zoo. Come and enjoy one of the great American pastimes at Adventure Golf.June through AugustMonday Thursday 11:00 am 9:00 pmFriday Saturday 11:00 am 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am 8:00 pmMay, September, and OctoberFriday 3:00pm - 9:00 pmSaturday 12:00 pm 9:00 pmSunday 12:00 pm 6:00 pmGolf season runs May through October, weather permitting.
Location:
12819 State Route 664 South, Logan
Phone:
740-385-0523
Outdoor Drama
TECUMSEH Outdoor Drama
On the forested slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain early Ohio history lives again. It is the time of flintlock and tomahawk...of broken lives and broken treaties... It is a time of love and peace...of hatred and war. It is the Ohio country of the early 1800s. It is the epic outdoor historical drama, TECUMSEH
Location:
5948 Marietta Road, Chillicothe
Phone:
740-775-4100
Workshops
Appalachia Ohio Alliance Demonstration Area
At the demonstration site we hold events open to the community that support and carry out educational, research and outreach activities that foster an appreciation of and pride for the natural features, native plants and animals, scenic beauty and cultural and historical heritage characteristic of the Appalachia Ohio region. We are dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of our land and water as sustainable natural resources that are an asset and a legacy for our community.
Location:
25797 Bailey Road, Rockbridge
Phone:
334-399-2345
Art Clay on Main
Hours: Mon-Thu:7am-6pm, Fri:7am-10pm, Sat:9am-8pm, Sun:12-4pm. Art Clay on Main is a full-service art studio featuring Paint Your Own Pottery, Glass Fusion, Canvas Painting, Wet Clay Instruction, Wheel Throwing Studio, Summer Art Camps for children, PreSchool Picassos for younger students, and many special events. We also offer private lessons, party rentals and more.Square 7 Coffee House is a full-service coffee house, located inside the Art Clay on Main studios. Square 7 features custom-roasted coffees and espresso from Staufs of Grandview. Boasting a true European barista menu of coffees and lattes, we also have a full range of chais, loose teas from around the globe, smoothies, gourmet chocolates from Coblentz, muffins and sandwiches.Both Art Clay and Square 7 are social purpose enterprises owned and operated by Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities.The Blue Shoe Art Studio, an accessible art studio for adults with disabilities, is also housed inside Art Clay.
Location:
50 West Main Street, Lancaster
Phone:
740-653-1755
Earth Touch Workshops
Retreats for women gathering together for hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, photography, and Native American teachings for the purpose of connecting to the Earth.
Location:
PO Box 326, Athens
Phone:
740-592-3496
Eric Hoffman, Old Bears Den Photography
Environmental Landscape Photography Workshops. Wedding and gathering photography. Also, Hocking Hills Personal Photographer sessions for only $135.
Location:
16961 Harble-Griffith Road, Logan
Phone:
740-380-2039
Hocking County Fairgrounds
The Hocking County Fairgrounds is home to the Hocking County Fair and the Hocking County Extension office - a branch office of the Ohio State University. There are many events associated with the racetrack and also through the extension office as a non-formal educational system.
Location:
150 North Homer Avenue, Logan
Phone:
740-385-3222
Nelsonville Quilt Company
Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri. 9:30am-6:30pm Thu. 9:30am-4:30pm Sat. Southeastern Ohios premier quilt shop. Every Wed come for Quilt Therapy. Offering more than 2,200 bolts of fine quilting fabrics, notions, patterns books. Classes and retreats are offered. Long arm quilting services available.
Location:
52 W. Washington St., Nelsonville
Phone:
740-753-3343
Paper Circle
Tue/Thu/Fri 10am - 4pm. Sat 11am - 4pm. Last Fri every month - 5-9pm. Paper Circle is a non-profit paper, print and book arts organization located on the historic, starbrick-lined square of Nelsonville. We house a gallery with 12 professional exhibitions a year, shop where we sell an assortment of handmade papers and other objects of art, and a creative studio which is located in the rear, in which we make paper by hand - and where we offer community workshops. Downstairs we have a screen printing shop and our O-Gami papermaking operation. Our major outreach program, Circle for Kids, takes place in the summer. In response to the lack of art education in the school from grades K-8, Circle for Kids provides the under-served area youth a summer of enrichment and learning through the arts.
Location:
35 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville
Phone:
740-753-3374
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August 2020
Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival - Aug 21 (Fri) thru Aug 22 (Sat) - Missing live music VNMF is a fundraiser for Stuarts Opera House and the Nelsonville Music Festival. Please join us for two evenings of great music on August 21 and 22 at 8pm EST. We will be streaming the event from our YouTube channel. Please visit https://www.nelsonvillefest.org for more information
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Live Music at Brewery 33 - Aug 22 (Sat) - Join us from 4PM-7PM at Brewery 33 and enjoy the sweet sounds of Ingham Station. Come out, have a drink and enjoy the sounds
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Return to Wild Forest Therapy Session - Aug 29 (Sat) - Return to Wild: Forest Therapy Session - Tune your mind into the healing benefits of the natural world while being guided on local trails where we explore the local environment. Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, our Return to Wild guides use the beautiful Hocking Hills forest as a source of meaningful sensory connection. Experience Includes:Aromatherapy Yogic Breathing Practices Guided Sensory Exercises Personal Writing Journals.Forest Tea Tasting: Brewed From Local PlantsDates: Saturday, August 29th, 9am-11amVisit https://www.newleafwellnessretreat.com for more information or reach us at newleafwellnessretreatoutlook.com.
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September 2020
Moonlight Canoe Trip - Sep 6 (Sun) - Enjoy a romantic evening on the water with a Moonlight Canoe Trip Tours are set to depart roughly an hour before dusk and lasts 1-2 hours. Visit https://hockinghillscanoeing.com/moonlighttrips.html for more details
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21st Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival - Sep 11 (Fri) thru Sep 13 (Sun) - Fri 4pm-midnight. Sat 10am-midnight. Sun 10am-4pm. The 22nd 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, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops and activities for the kids. Ever heard of the pawpaw fruit... Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a weekend filled with everything pawpaw food, beer, music, art, history, trees, people, and much more. Smell, touch, and taste this wonderful tropical-flavored fruit that has been growing in America for thousands of years and is considered Ohios first fruit. Southern Ohio is home to some of the largest and best tasting wild pawpaw patches on the planet. The pawpaw is also super nutritious and historically significant. Come wander the hills and discover why George Washington s favorite dessert was chilled pawpaw. Admission is $10.00/one-day pass $20.00 /weekend pass children 12 under free.
Contact: Ohio Pawpaw Festival,
Phone: 740-698-6060
Torchlight Canoe Trip - Sep 12 (Sat) - Grab a tiki torch and enjoy a paddle after dark on the Hocking River. Stay after your trip and enjoy live music and a bonfireVisit https://hockinghillscanoeing.com/torchlight.html for more information
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Backwoods Festival - Sep 18 (Fri) thru Sep 20 (Sun) - Looking to enjoy live Bluegrass music Head over to the Backwoods Fest. With live music rain or shine, 300 vendors and over 30 different food options - there is fun to be had for everyone Visit www.facebook.com/backwoodsfest for more information.
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Namaste in Nature: a mini retreat - Sep 19 (Sat) - https://www.newleafwellnessretreat.com/namaste-in-nature-a-mini-retreatKick start your morning with our signature Healing Stone Practice intended to help you identify barriers to living a healthier, happier life. Up next, experience a powerful and effective self-care practice. Our Roll Release Therapy Session is a full-body self myofascial release sequence designed to erase pain, improve mobility and help you live better in your body. This session will conclude with a grounding yoga practice designed to ease you into a blissful state of mind.Lastly, well tune our attention to the healing benefits of the natural world as we journey through the Hocking Hills to reconnect with nature through the art of forest-bathing. Our Health and Wellness Providers will be with you every step of the way to lead you through a combination of practices and techniques proven to reduce stress, elevate your mood and boost your bodys immune response.INCLUDES - Healing Stone Practice, Roll Release Therapy, Aromatherapies, Yogic Breathing Practices, Guided Sensory Exercises, Personal Writing Journals Forest Tea TastingsSeptember 19th, 2020 9am-12pm Lasts approximately 3 hours. Max Capacity: 10 Participants
Contact: New Leaf Wellness Retreat,
Phone: 740-404-9547
October 2020
Circleville Pumpkin Show - Oct 21 (Wed) thru Oct 24 (Sat) - 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, live music and every kind of thing you can imagine made from a pumpkin
Contact: Circleville Pumpkin Show,
Phone: 740-474-7000
December 2020
New Years Eve Train and Fireworks - Dec 31 (Thu) - Celebrate the new year on the train On December 31st, the train departs the Nelsonville Depot at 10:30 p.m. and travels to East Logan and return. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight at everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2020 Two seating sections are available: Pizza Pop and Wine Cheese. Only those over age 21 are permitted in the Wine Cheese section. Our family-friendly Pizza Pop is open to all ages. During the ride, depending on your seating choice, you will be served either pizza cheese pizza or pepperoni and soda pop diet versions and water also available upon request or wine and cheese. You may not bring alcohol on board but you are welcome to bring other food and soft drinks as youd like. Each coach is heated. You can not move from car to car or section to section during the train ride. You also can not leave children under age 18 unattended in Pizza Pop section. Reservations, online or by phone, are required as ticket sales end at 11:55 p.m. on December 29th.Duration of ride: Approximately two hours
Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway,
Phone: 740-753-9531
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A W Marion State Park
This small but unique park offers a variety of recreational activities while maintaining a quiet atmosphere of natural serenity.
Location:
7317 Warner Huffer Road , Circleville
Phone:
740-869-3124
Ash Cave
In the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills is Ash Cave - beyond doubt the most spectacular feature of the entire park. Ash Cave is the largest, most impressive recess cave in the state. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: 3 Picnic Tables: 20 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No
Location:
State Route 56, South Bloomingville
Phone:
740-385-6842
Blue Rock State Park
Camping. Cabins. Unique Getaways. Archery. Bring your Pet. Boating. Fishing. History. Hunting. Picnicking. Shelter. Playground. Swimming. Hiking Trails. Bridle Trails. Weddings. Winter Recreation. Certified Clean Marina. Fire rings are provided. Volleyball and Basketball Courts. Camp Store. Rugged hills and rich green forests provide the backdrop to Blue rock State Park. Escape to natures solitude and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of this scenic 322 acre state park. Surrounding the park is the 4,573 acre Blue Rock State Forest and the Muskingum River is nearby.
Location:
7924 Cutler Lake Road, Blue Rock
Phone:
740-674-4794
Burr Oak State Park
As one of Ohios resort parks, Burr Oak offers a wide array of overnight accommodations with its lodge, cottages and campground. Burr Oak blends modern conveniences with the wilderness spirit of Ohio.
Location:
Rt. 2, Box 159, Glouster
Phone:
740-767-3797
Cantwell Cliffs
Cantwell Cliffs is located in the northern reaches of Hocking Hills - 17 miles from Old Mans Cave on S.R. 374. Its remote location discourages visitation, but those who travel the extra distance will not be disappointed. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 1 Picnic Tables: No Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No
Location:
State Route 374, Logan
Phone:
740.385.6842, 866.644.6727
Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking Hills Region. During late Winter thru early Summer months Queer Creek tumbles over the face of the Blackhand sandstone displaying the awesome force of water power. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 3/4 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/2 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No
Location:
State Route 374, South Bloomingville
Phone:
740-385-6842
Great Seal State Park
Great Seal State Park is dedicated to the wilderness spirit of Ohio. The history of the Shawnee nation and Ohios early statehood is centered in these rugged hills. These very hills are depicted on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio.
Location:
4908 Marietta Road, Chillicothe
Phone:
740-887-4818
Hocking Hills State Park at Old Mans Cave
Hocking Hills provides a variety of recreational opportunities in a splendid natural setting. The 2356-acre park has towering cliffs, waterfalls and deep hemlock-shaded gorges to lure the hiker and naturalist and serve as a backdrop to popular facilities and accommodations.
Location:
19852 State Route 664 South, Logan
Phone:
740-385-6842, 866-644-6727
Lake Alma State Park
Lake Alma State Park features a serene lake and creek, a forested park with campsites, three hiking trails and fishing. In the midst of some of Ohios most rugged, scenic territory lies Lake Alma State Park. A quiet lake and a gentle creek meandering through a wooded valley providing a restful setting for park visitors.
Location:
422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston
Phone:
740-384-4474, 866-644-6727
Lake Hope State Park
Lake Hope State Park is truly a nature lovers dream. In the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park. A natural paradise, 2983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the Big Sandy run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges.
Location:
27331 State Route 278, McArthur
Phone:
740-596-3030
Lake Logan State Park
One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. Lake Logan is a day-use park that provides scenic picnic areas. Hiking Trails: 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: No Picnic Tables: 10 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: YesFishing: YesBoat Rentals: Yes
Location:
State Route 278 South, Logan
Phone:
740-385-6842
Old Mans Cave
The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Mans Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the parks areas. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 2 miles, Gorge Trail - 3/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: Yes Shelter House: 2 Picnic Tables: 40 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No
Location:
20160 State Route 664 South, Logan
Phone:
740-385-6841
Rock House
Rock House is unique in the Hocking Hills region, as it is the only true cave in the park. It is a tunnel-like corridor situated midway up a 150-foot cliff of Blackhand sandstone. Hiking Trails: Gorge Trail - 1/4 miles Wheelchair Accessible: No Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 2 Picnic Tables: 20 Restrooms: Yes Swimming: No Fishing: No
Location:
State Route 374, Logan
Phone:
740-385-6842
Shawnee State Park
Located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 60,000-acre Shawnee State Forest. Once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians, the region is one of the most picturesque in the state, featuring erosion-carved valleys and wooded hills. The rugged beauty of the area has earned it the nickname The Little Smokies.
Location:
4404 State Route 125, Portsmouth
Phone:
740-858-6652
Stroud Run State Park
A 900-foot sand beach on the east side of the lake is open during the summer months from sunrise to sunset. Change booths, drinking water and restrooms are available. Scuba diving with proper equipment is permitted.
Location:
114 East Main Street, Logan
Tar Hollow State Park
Tar Hollow is Ohios third largest state forest, containing 16,354 acres in Ross, Vinton and Hocking Counties, 22 miles of hiking trails, 33 miles of bridle trails, 46 horsecamp sites, grouse management area. Buckeye trail and Logan Trail pass through the forest. Seventeen miles of paved forest roads and 14 miles of gravel forest roads provide a great opportunity for a scenic drive and allow good access to all areas of the forest. Hiking Trails: Yes Pets Allowed: Yes Waterfalls: No Shelter House: 8 Picnic Tables: 40, 4 picnic areasRestrooms: Yes Boating: YesHunting: YesPicnicking:Yes Swimming: Yes Fishing: YesBoat Rentals: YesMountain Biking: YesCamping: YesPlayground and Basketball court. General Store. Miniature golf course, game room with ping pong, air hockey and fooseball.
Location:
297 East Main Street, Logan
Phone:
740-663-2538
Nature Preserve
Bartley Preserve
Location:
1711 Hitler Road 1, Circleville
Phone:
334-399-2345
Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
The prime feature of this preserve is a narrow, east-west gorge cut by the Licking River through the famous Black Hand sandstone formation. It also boasts the only bike trail in Ohios state nature preserve system more than 4 miles of bike trail wind through the preserve.The preserve is rich in natural as well as early Ohio history.The name Blackhand, for which the preserve is named, originated from a dark, hand-shaped Indian petroglyph which was engraved on the face of a massive sandstone cliff along the north side of the river. The engraving was destroyed in 1828 when canal builders dynamited the cliff face, during construction of the Ohio-Erie Canal, which runs through the gorge. Sections of the canal towpaths and canal locks may be seen from the trails along the river.The dry hilltops are dominated by oak-hickory mature woods along with Virginia pine and mountain laurel. Yellow birch, cherry birch and eastern hemlock grow on northerly exposures. It is an excellent site for viewing woodland spring wildflowers.
Location:
2200 Gratiot Road SE, Newark
Phone:
614-265-6561
Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve
Special Features - Woods. Wetlands. Spring Wildflowers. Geologic Features. Summer Wildflowers. Bird Watching. Wide diversity of habitats. Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover. Facilities - 7 miles of trails. Access to off-trail areas of Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve, including Robinson Falls, requires a written permit. Additional trails planned. Small pond and gazebo near trailhead. Meeting room and educational programming facility. Parking lot. Trailhead - 7000 Beach Camp Road, Logan, OH 607 acres in Hocking County. Located in northern Hocking County at the edge of the Hocking Hills Region, Boch Hollow provides an excellent opportunity to see a wide diversity of habitats ranging from riparian corridors, mature wooded hills, ridges, and old field remnants. The most notable botanical feature at Boch Hollow is the extensive population of the Federally Endangered Running Buffalo Clover the largest such population in Ohio.Unique among Ohios preserves is the mission of Boch Hollow to serve as an educational site for hands-on environmental education of Appalachian Ohio ecology. Primarily geared toward local school children, the staff also provides programs to the general public as well as various civic and environmental organizations.
Location:
7211 Bremen Road, Logan
Phone:
740-380-8918
Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve
Special Features - Geologic Features. Bird Watching. Spring Wildflowers and Fern Communities. Woods. Spectacular sandstone gorge with excellent vistas. Facilities - Wheelchair accessible. Flush Restrooms. Parking lot. 3.5 mile trail system. the Lower Gorge Trail is a 1-mile disabled accessible trail. Drinking water is not available. No Pets. 87 acres in Hocking County. Conkles Hollow, situated off S.R. 374 on Big Pine Road is a rugged, rocky gorge - considered one of the deepest in Ohio. The valley floor is a veritable wilderness covered by a profusion of ferns and wildflowers. The deep, cool gorge, which is only 100 feet wide in places and is considered by some to be the deepest in Ohio, has numerous waterfalls cascading over its sandstone cliffs. The Lower Gorge trail was recently redesigned to accommodate visitors of all abilities. The cliff tops with their magnificent overlooks and the quiet gorge beneath offer visitors an opportunity to explore different habitats, each with its own unique plant and animal communities. Hiking Trails: Rim Trail - 4 miles, Gorge Trail - 1/2 miles Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Pets Allowed: No Waterfalls: Yes Picnic Tables: 5 Restrooms: Yes
Location:
24858 Big Pine Road, Rockbridge
Phone:
740-385-6842
Earl H. Barnharts Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve
The Earl H. Barnhart Buzzards Roost Nature Preserve encompasses approximately 1300 acres of some of the most rugged and beautiful country in this area. The rollinguplands are deeply cut by precipitous wooded ravines that are wild and picturesque. From the top of the cliffs bordering Paint Creek, There is a magnificent panorama of ranges of rolling hills, while below is the deep gorge of the stream, flanked by vertical cliffs of sandstone and shale. From the highest elevation to the lowest it is 600 feet, a condition found in few places in Ohio. The preserve is located at the southern limitof glaciations in this region. It is part of some of the oldest continuously eroded landscape on earth. There is a rich diversity of plant and wildlife here for the careful observer. The area is rich in history yet to be discovered. There are several decaying home sites where only the stone foundations can be found, and maybe an old well or two. There is also a long forgotten cemetery dating back to the late 1800s. There are numerous former logging roads that crisscross the area for easy walking.Buzzards Roost is devoted to the study of the natural history of the area and appreciation of its scenic beauty.
Location:
514 Red Bird Lane, Chillicothe
Phone:
740-775-2247
Kleinmaier State Nature Preserve
Although small in size at 32 acres, this designated state nature preserve consists of a small valley ringed by spectacular outcrops of Black Hand Sandstone. Donated by the heirs of Bertram and Josephine Kleinmaier, this treasured natural area is a component of the nearby Rhododendron Hollow State Nature Preserve. Both of these wooded parcels harbor healthy populations of the state threatened Great Rhododendron and associated plants such as Partridge Berry, Wintergreen, Pink Moccasin Flower, Indian Pipe, and Walking Fern. In a wet spring, seep the locally rare Swamp Saxifrage grows in association with a dense forest of Skunk Cabbage. Access to this site is by permit only.
Location:
Pump Station Road, Sugar Grove
Phone:
334-399-2345
Mathias Grove
Mathias Grove is an area just north of Logan that hosts the annual Trillium Festival held in mid-April. Trilliums and wildflowers abound. Mathias Grove is protected from development in perpetuity through a conservation easement donation to Appalachia Ohio Alliance.
Location:
25779 Bailey Road, Rockbridge
Phone:
740-380-0227
Rhododendron Cove State Nature Preserve
Special Features - Woods. Spring Wildflowers. Summer Wildflowers. Geologic Features. Bird Watching. State listed flame azalea. Likely largest native population of great rhododendron in Ohio. Facilities - Parking lot. 1.2 mile trail, remain on marked trail at all times. The preserve provides a rather strenuous hike to the top of the dry ridge line with a view of the Hocking River Valley to the east. This dry ridge forms a horseshoe shape, supporting a significant chestnut oak community with Virginia and pitch pine, sourwood and a well-developed heath layer of mountain laurel, blueberry, deer berry, and state listed flame azalea. The cooler north facing slopes below the cliff lines form an environment better suited to eastern hemlock, black birch and another state listed member of the heath family - the great rhododendron. This is likely the home of the largest native population of this native rhododendron in Ohio. Peak blooming is typically during late June and early July.
Location:
2730 Pump Station Road SE, Lancaster
Phone:
740-380-8919
Riddle State Nature Preserve Hawk Woods
Special Features - Woods. Spring Wildflowers. Bird Watching. Geological Features. Old growth forest remnant. Facilities - none. The preserve is adjacent to Strouds Run State Park that offers many facilities. 106 acre preserve lies outside the city of Athens, locally known as Hawk Woods. The trees include massive tulip poplar and oaks, some as large as 30 inches in diameter. An oak-hickory forest is present on the upper slopes of the younger, southern section of the preserve. The wooded preserve runs up a ridge and faces north/northwest. A small intermittent stream is present and the area is home to ferns, fungus and in the spring, a variety of wildflowers including showy orchids, jack-in-the-pulpit and trilliums. Excellent birding with the worm-eating warbler and Louisiana water thrush and good population of ovenbirds, wood thrushes, red-eyed vireos, Acadian flycatchers and eastern wood pewees.
Location:
Sells Park - Avon Place, Athens
Phone:
740-380-8919
Rockbridge Nature Preserve
Special Features - Woods. Excellent Spring Wildflowers. Geologic features. Bird Watching. Ohios largest natural rock bridge. Facilities - Parking area. 2.75 mile trail system. 202 acres in Hocking County. Rockbridges natural arch or bridge is more than 100 feet long and 10 to 20 feet wide, and gracefully arches 50 feet across a ravine. It is considered the largest natural bridge in Ohio. Hiking Trails: 3 miles, Waterfalls: Yes.
Location:
11475 Dalton Rd, Rockbridge
Phone:
740-380-8919
Shallenberger State Nature Preserve
Special Features - Woods. Excellent Spring Wildflowers. Geological Features. Bird Watching. Allen Knob. Facilities - Parking lot and trail system. Jay Shallenberger, the areas original owner, wanted to see it both preserved and open for the enjoyment and education of Ohioans. His wishes were carried out by the Fairfield County Commissioners who received the land after his death. Early in 1973, the commissioners transferred the property to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as a scenic state nature preserve and it is managed by the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. More than 300 million years ago this portion of Ohio lay under the waters of a vast inland ocean. Large sand deltas were deposited by streams flowing into the ancient seas. Over millions of years, compaction of these sand deltas fused the sand into rock, creating the Black Hand sandstone formation found in Ohio today. The oceans have long since disappeared and the subsequent weathering of this massive sandstone formation by water, wind and temperature extremes has created striking gorges, overhangs, rock shelters, promontories and waterfalls, best known in the Hocking Hills region. At Shallenberger, the long process of weathering produced Allen Knob, a promontory of highly resistant sandstone, and the smaller adjacent Ruble Knob. Allen Knob towers 240 feet above the surrounding countryside and provides an impressive vista of the central Ohio lowland plains to the west. While this major feature of the preserve owes its origin to an ancient marine environment, the preserve also shows the effects of the last major glacial period. More than 10,000 years ago great sheets of ice, in some places more than 1 mile thick, covered portions of Ohio. Shallenberger lies at their southeastern limit. The tops of Allen and Ruble knobs apparently remained free of ice. However, their bases were buried under an end moraine, an accumulation of rock, gravel and sand debris which was frozen in glacial ice and deposited at the melting front of the ice sheet. In a more subtle way, the plant communities at Shallenberger also reflect the influence of glaciation. The unglaciated tops and steep sides of Allen and Ruble knobs have thin, rocky soils low in moisture and nutrients. Chestnut oak and mountain laurel, a flowering shrub more commonly found in the Appalachian mountains, are abundant on the knobs. However, few other woody species have gained a foothold. The knobs also provide habitat for a number of ferns, including polypody, ebony spleenwort and walking fern.
Location:
2470 Becks Knob Road, Lancaster
Phone:
740-380-8919
Wahkeena Nature Preserve
Special Features - Woods. Wetlands. Spring Wildflowers. Summer Wildflowers. Geologic Features. Bird Watching. About 30 fern species. Eight native orchids may be found, including pink ladys slipper and showy orchids. Facilies - Restrooms. Drinking water. Parking lot. Visitors Center. Trails. Wahkeena Nature Preserve is administered by the Ohio History connection and managed locally by the Fairfield County Historical Parks. Hours - April through October - Wed-Sun 8am-4:30pm. November through March - Closed. 68 acres in Fairfield County. The site hosts an abundance of plants and animals typical of unglaciated Allegheny Plateau. Black Hand sandstone cliffs are forested primarily with tulip trees and oak. Rhododendron, mountain laurel, ferns and orchids are among the preserves showiest plant species. Wahkeena serves as an outdoor education area for nature study groups, school groups, garden clubs and visiting natural resource professionals.
Location:
2200 Pump Station Road, Sugar Grove
Phone:
740-681-7249
National
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Visible remnants of Hopewell culture are concentrated in the Scioto River valley near the present-day city of Chillicothe, Ohio. The most striking Hopewell sites contain earthworks in the form of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes. Many of these sites were built to a monumental scale, with earthen walls up to 12 feet high outlining geometric figures more than 1,000 feet across. Conical and loaf-shaped earthen mounds up to 30 feet high are often found in association with the geometric earthworks. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park preserves six earthwork complexes. All photos credited to NPS / Hopewell Culture NHP
Location:
16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe
Phone:
740-774-1126
Wayne National Forest
This national forest, in the heart of the heavily populated Midwest, covers almost a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. Visitors to national forest lands are welcome to camp, hike, hunt and fish. The Forest boundaries surround a checkerboard pattern of ownership, with public and private ownership interspersed. There are over 300 miles of trails on the Forest for hiking, all-terrain vehicle ATV riding, mountain biking, or horseback riding.Trails are open from April 15th through December 15th.
Location:
13700 U.S. Highway 33, Nelsonville
Phone:
740-753-0101
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