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APR 27, Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike
With Springs arrival, come experience the beautiful wildflowers and serene waterfalls within the Hocking Hills Region...
MAY 14, Live Music in Downtown Logan
$10 at door, tips welcome! Ron is a local sing-songwriter and lyricist that you will thoroughly enjoy. Ron has written for some of Ohio's best songwriters. ...
JUN 4-7, Nelsonville Music Festival
Join the 16th annual Nelsonville Music Festival. This festival features all from well known music acts to local sounds with camping, art vendors, activities for all ages, food vendors and a beer garden to name a few! Visit for more information...
APR 24, Singing in the Hocking Hills
Come out to the 6th annual Singing in the Hocking Hills Event - Presented by the First Church of Christ, Logan. Enjoy performances by Karen Peck & New River, Tribute Quartet & Persuaded with special guest Bryan Hutson of Rescue Me Ministries! The event will take place at the Logan High School Auditorium at 7pm (doors...
MAY 7-9, Vinton County Wild Turkey Festival
5-11 pm Thu, 11am-11pm Fri/Sat 12-5 pm Sun. Watch the downtown streets of McArthur come alive with food, music and fun for the whole family. Activities such as Great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, car show, quilt show, queens and baby contests. Grand parade will be Saturday,...
MAY 9, Moonlight Canoe Trip
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 for more details...
MAY 24, Torchlight Canoe Trip
Grab a tiki torch and enjoy a paddle after dark on the Hocking River. Stay after your trip and enjoy live music and a bonfire! Visit for more informatio...
JUN 6, Moonlight Canoe Trip
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 for more details...
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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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