Outdoor Activities

The pros at Hocking Hills took a look at some of the most common questions submitted online and provided their answers to help visitors get the most out of their visit.  Still have a question? Submit on social or in the comments section. 

Figuring out the best time to visit Hocking Hills and see the fall colors isn't an exact science. Still, specialists have taken on the challenge to help travelers get the best view. Find out the best time to visit the Hills this fall and which seasonal activities -- from horseback riding to hot air balloon rides -- can make the view once in a lifetime.

From Pencil Sharpener Museums to the only Washboard Factory in the United States, Hocking Hills is home to some unique and quirky quick stops in Southern Ohio. 

Looking for an adventure for the family or the crew this Labor Day Weekend? These Hocking Happenings and special events may be the answer. 

Get the best stargazing tips from  John Glenn Astronomy Park Director in Hocking Hills, Brad Hoehne.

I huddled beneath the shelter as the night-tide rain continued its assault from the angry skies. Recent reports from a long past cell tower projected lessening, so I waited, pulling the insulated flannel shirt a bit closer and delving into secluded memories of past

By Bud Schrader, Bud Schrader Photography   Waterfalls are as much a part of the Hocking Hills as trails, gorges, cliffs, cabins, and the serenity.  As a local photographer, the falls are my favorite subject to shoot.      Show a photo of the Upper Falls and bridge at Old Mans Cave, and most people will immediately identify it as a Hocking Hills photo.  Howev ...

 Friday, March 31  Ridgetops and Hollers Hocking Hills State Park; Ash Cave Parking Area; St. Rt. 56; Logan; 740-385-6841; 10 a.m.Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a "holler"? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out. Final Fridays Art WalkDowntown Nelsonville; 52 Public Sq; Nelsonville; 740-753-1924; 6 to 9 p.m.Enj ...

By Linda Klug -- Among the Trees Lodging Remember when you were a kid wanting to climb a tree or even better, build a tree fort!? The thrill of being up in the trees, providing a different look at the world, being away from it all?Rediscover that magic at the new Maple View Tree House in the beautiful Hocking Hills region.  Opening in May,  stay in a fully functioning ...

By – Beverly Donahey-Menrath, owner of The Tree House In Hocking Hills cabin      Hi! My Name is Bev and my husband’s name is Mike. We want to share with you how we came to live in and enjoy the Hocking Hills area, and how The Tree House In Hocking Hills cabin came to be. First of all, my family moved to the Hocking Hills when I was 4 y ...