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Hiatus. Escape. Freedom. The great outdoors.Sounds good right about now, doesn’t it?But it isn’t that easy, right? There’s bills to pay. Friends and family depending on you. Not to mention your job.But what if someone told you there’s a way to incorporate that dream of peace, silence and rejuvenation into your life?This isn’t some ploy to sell a Ho ...

It’s hard not to fall in love with the rolling hills in Hocking, the open fields, the gorgeous sunsets.You’d be hard pressed to find a soul who didn’t appreciate the beauty Hocking Hills offers.However, there are a few spots locals know of that enhance their appreciation for the region. The following of which could do the same for visiting tourists, allowing t ...

The experience, high amongst the trees, offers a new perspective.It’s not every day someone tells you to eat a tree.Ok – so it’s not a whole tree. More like a little twig from a tree. A birch tree, to be exact.You think I’m kidding? Next time you find yourself in front of a birch tree, grab a twig and chew on it a bit.It’ll taste like mint. And not ...

Make moonshine part of your next Hocking Hills AdventureAfter decades of volunteering at the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival, the St. Clair boys – Hocking County locals Brian and Eric (brothers) plus Ray (cousin) – wanted to open their own distillery. When state law recently changed to allow micro moonshine distilling, the St. Clairs were ready to act. They open ...

Find secluded Hocking Hills cabins and reconnect with nature one-on-one, even on busy weekendsDon’t let the crowds keep you away from the Hocking Hills during a long holiday weekend. Solitude can be found any time of the year – you just need to know where to look.Check the timeEven on the most tourist-choked holiday weekends, early morning and late evening are quiet ...

Hocking Hills pet friendly cabins and activities for you and your pupWho better to spend some late-summer days with in the Hocking Hills than your best friend – the four-legged one. There may be more dog-friendly options in the region than you know. Photo by: @bri_ostrander via InstagramTake a dog-friendly outingDogs are allowed on trails in the state parks of the Hocking ...

Four couples share the story of how their relationship’s journey brought them to Hocking Hills on their big dayEveryone has their own idea of a fairytale wedding location. For some, it could be an old church with floor to ceiling stained glass windows. Others, a barefoot affair on a white sand beach far away. But for some, saying “I do” near cascading waterfal ...

Hocking Hills is not only as a must-see destination for families, photographers and hikers alike–– it’s also serves as a stunning wedding venue for couples who wish to marry there. The southernmost of six natural areas that comprise Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave boasts a horseshoe-shaped rim that spans 700 feet with a runoff waterfall, so it’s ...

Once they’ve grown, some of your kids’ fondest memories will be of those weekend getaways in Ohio’s Hocking Hills that you shared as family and friends. There are plenty of age-­appropriate activities in the region for every stage of a child’s life.Ages 0-5Beaches are safe and not-too-stimulating places to take young children. The beach at Lake Loga ...

If your mode of transportation involves a wheelchair or a stroller, check out these handicap accessible trails in the Hocking Hills.The Hocking Hills is known for its winding, often steep paths many of which have sections of stairs to climb. And that would be quite an unwelcome surprise in the midst of a mile long hike for someone in a wheelchair or for parents with strollers. ...