Celebrate the Outdoors in Hocking Hills, Ohio

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Hocking Hills, OH

Known for its outdoor activities and labeled as Ohio’s Natural Crown Jewels, Hocking Hills is a picture-perfect reunion destination

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Embark on a woodland adventure with ziplines ad hiking trails in Hocking Hills

As the number one attraction in the region, the Hocking Hills State Park is made up of six noncontiguous parks offering year-round recreation and featuring hiking trails, waterfalls, prehistoric caves and a new lodge opening in 2022.  Get your adrenaline pumping at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, the first of its kind ziplining adventure in Hocking Hills. Winner of several awards, choose from experiences that include the “Original” Canopy Tour from where you get a bird’s eye view of Hocking Hills. 
 
Thrill seekers can zip on the SuperZip® that takes you to speeds of more than 50 miles per hour while the DragonFly is perfectly suited for the little ones. One of the best ways to explore the outdoors is on horseback and Spotted Horse Ranch offers guided horseback riding tours along with camping with or without horses. The Hocking State Forest is also great for bridle trails, rock climbing and rappelling, along with a few trails for hiking. If you’re in the mood to shop, explore Hocking Hills’ local artists and craftsmen at Homegrown on Main in historic downtown Logan, Hocking Hills Market and Rempel’s Grove! Hocking Hills Canoe Livery offers canoeing, kayaking and camping. Choose a trip that suits your pace like Crockett’s Trip, a five-mile-long river tour or Rockbridge Trip that is seven miles long. 
 
Also available are relaxing tube trips where the whole family can enjoy meandering down the river. Families can take an eco-tour in the woods at High Rock Adventures. As you embark on your fully guided nature hike through fern-covered forests with rock features, get a lesson in botany and geology. Other activities available here are rock climbing, rappelling and the Japanese practice of forest bathing as nature therapy.

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Enjoy ample lodging and horseback riding opportunities in Hocking Hills

Cedar Grove is a 65-acre retreat with six cabins, two lodges and a newly opened event center. Located just half a mile from Old Man’s Cave State Park, this pet-friendly property has onsite fishing pond and nature trails along with outdoor firepits and gas grills. For groups of up to 10, The Hangar House is a home away from home. Surrounded by scenic woodlands, the house is fully equipped with the choicest amenities for the convenience and comfort of guests. Celebrate a special occasion here!

Saddle up at Uncle Buck’s Dance Barn and enjoy a scenic horseback ride. With rides for ages seven and up, there are three trails to choose from. Stop in at The Lady Buck Saloon for a bite and beverage to wind down your fun-filled day. The dance barn and beer garden make the perfect venue for larger celebrations. For a unique experience, stay at a treetop lodge at The Roost. Complete with private bedrooms, bathrooms and frills like a hot tub and gas grill. There are also cabins and lodges to choose from. The property also has a bar and game room for guests to enjoy during their stay.

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“The Hocking Hills State Park is the area’s major attraction and the second most popular travel and tourism destination in Ohio for visitors of all ages. Our state park features the natural areas of Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, Lake Logan and Rock House, featuring waterfalls, craggy caves and dense forests unlike any other in Ohio. The parks see millions of visitors from across the United States each year. ”

– The Hocking Hills Tourism Association

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Why Reunite in the Hocking Hills Area, OH

Highlights

  • World-class hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and rappelling
  • Hocking Hills region offers lodges, cabins, and camping that’s open year-round for several seasons of fun
  • Enjoy fun activities for all ages along with cozy accommodation and hearty restaurants
  • The region features a variety of spa services to relax and pamper your group

Family-Friendly Dining Experiences in the Hocking Hills Area

Kindred Spirits at Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

For a casual fine-dining experience, reserve a table at Kindred Spirits Restaurant located at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. With a seasonal menu that includes steaks, pork chops and more, the restaurant also has a fireside lounge and rooftop garden.

Website: https://innatcedarfalls.com/restaurant

Olde Dutch Restaurant and Banquet Haus

A homestyle eatery, Olde Dutch Restaurant and Banquet Haus serves all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets along with an à la carte menu. Soups, salads and sandwiches are some the highlights. The restaurant also has a special menu for seniors and kids.

Website: https://www.theoldedutchrestaurant.com/

Hocking Hills Diner

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hocking Hills Diner serves breakfast all day in addition to menu specials. Choose from American-style cuisine including salads, sandwiches and variety of meat dishes freshly prepared every day.

Website: https://www.hockinghills.com/members/Hocking_Hills_Diner.html

Millstone Southern BBQ

For an authentic southern smoked barbeque experience, head to Millstone Southern BBQ. The menu features appetizers like Carolina Pork Roll and Potato Skins and grilled items like Char-grilled Ribeye, BBQ Chicken Melt and more, including vegetarian options.

Website: https://www.themillstonebbq.com/

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Pizza Crossing

This large dining room offers a casual, friendly atmosphere with great pizza, subs, salads, spaghetti, lasagna and draft beer on tap. Small and large groups accommodated.

Website: http://www.pizzacrossing.com/

Family-Friendly Attractions in the Hocking Hills Area

Hocking Hills State Park

Spanning more than 2,350 acres, Hocking Hills State Park is an explorer’s delight with 25 miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, rock formations, and caves to discover. Hike to the most popular stop on the trails, Old Man’s Cave, and see what this wonderful waterfall looks like in all kinds of weather.

Website:https://thehockinghills.org/

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Get your adrenaline pumping at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, the first of its kind ziplining adventure in Hocking Hills. Winner of several awards, choose from experiences that includes the “Original” Canopy Tour from where you get a bird’s eye view of Hocking Hills.

Website: https://www.hockinghillscanopytours.com/

Hocking Hills and Hocking Valley Canoe Liveries

Hocking Hills Canoe Livery offers canoeing, kayaking and camping. Also available are relaxing tube trips where the whole family can enjoy meandering down the river.

Website: https://www.hockingriver.com/

Spotted Horse Ranch

One of the best ways to explore the outdoors is on horseback and Spotted Horse Ranch offers guided horseback riding tours along with camping with or without horses. If you’re in the mood to shop, pick up some meats at the ranch shop.

Website: https://www.thespottedhorseranch.com/

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High Rock Adventures

Take a filly-guided eco-tour in the woods at High Rock Adventures amid fern-covered forests with rock features. Other activities available here are rock climbing, rappelling and the Japanese practice of forest bathing as nature therapy.

Website: https://www.highrockadventures.com/

Family-Friendly Accommodations in the Hocking Hills Area

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

A green-certified property, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is surrounded by the Hocking Hills State Parks on three sides. Choose to stay at charming cottages, Pacific-style yurts or contemporary geodomes, all boasting of their unique style, homely comforts and complete privacy.

Website: https://innatcedarfalls.com/room-type/cabin

Cedar Grove Event Lodge

Cedar Grove is a 65-acre retreat with six cabins, two lodges and a newly opened event center. Located just half a mile  from Old Man’s Cave State Park, this pet-friendly property has onsite fishing pond and nature trails along with outdoor firepits and gas grills.

Website: https://www.cedargrovelodging.com/accommodation/

Bourbon Ridge Retreat

Situated on 202 exquisitely groomed acres in the heart of the Hocking Hill’s characteristic rolling, nature-rich, landscape, Bourbon Ridge Retreat offers an uncommon mix of refined luxury, rustic charm and unadulterated natural beauty. 

Website: https://bourbonridgeretreat.com/

Cherry Ridge Retreat

Cherry Ridge Retreat offers miles of groomed trails, ambling streams, serene ponds, a bird watching deck and private picnic areas where you can relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Hocking Hills. For larger parties, their Lake House Luxury Lodge features generous living spaces, picture windows, garden terraces, stunning water’s edge gazebo and private hot tub.

Website: https://cherryridgeretreat.com

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Hocking Hills Treehouse Cabins

This collection of multi-story treehouses offers a variety of sleeping and outdoor spaces for groups of any interest. Cook a meal in state-of-the-art kitchens, relax in the hot tub and unwind on the deck–all in the beauty of nature. 

Website: https://www.hockinghillstreehousecabins.com/

Family-Friendly Venues in the Hocking Hills Area

Cedar Grove Event Lodge

The Cedar Grove Event Lodge is custom built log lodge offers full banquet facilities for up 275+ guests in 5,000 square feet of climate-controlled event space. The nearby wooded setting provides additional outdoor gathering and event space.

Website: https://www.cedargrovelodging.com/eventlodge/

The Hangar House

For groups of up to 10, The Hangar House is a home away from home. Surrounded by scenic woodlands, the house is fully equipped with the choicest amenities for the convenience and comfort of guests.

Website: https://www.hockinghillsluxurylodging.com/hangarhouse.html

Uncle Buck’s Dance Barn

Saddle up at Uncle Buck’s Dance Barn and enjoy a scenic horseback ride. With rides for ages seven and up, there are three trails to choose from. Stop in at The Lady Buck Saloon for a bite and beverage to wind down your fun-filled day. The dance barn and beer garden make the perfect venue for larger celebrations.

Website: https://www.unclebucksstable.com/dance-barn/

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

A green-certified property, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is surrounded by the Hocking Hills State Parks on three sides. Choose to stay at charming cottages, Pacific-style yurts or contemporary geodomes, all boasting of their unique style, homely comforts and complete privacy.

Website: https://innatcedarfalls.com/group-events

Ready to find out more about how Hocking Hills can help plan your family trip or reunion?

 

The Roost

For a unique experience, stay at a treetop lodge at The Roost. Complete with private bedrooms, bathrooms and frills like a hot tub and gas grill. There are also cabins and lodges to choose from. The property also has a bar and game room for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Website:https://turkeyridgelodges.com/the-roost

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Karen Raymore

Executive Director

Email: KRaymore@ExploreHockingHills.com
Phone: 740-385-2750

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