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Photo by Instagram user @hammahmorganWhy you should abandon rock-stacking in Hocking HillsThe expression isn’t, Take only pictures, leave only footprints — and cairns. Leave no trace doesn’t just refer to litter. It also means leaving the environment around you as undisturbed as possible. Sure, it might amuse you to stack those rocks and make your own cairns ...

Suggesting a hike in the Hocking Hills winter might seem like a crazy idea to your less-adventurous friends, but we beg to differ. But you, like many Hocking Hills hiking enthusiasts, enjoy the head-clearing, crisp, cool air, and the peaceful and serene trails. You know that snow and ice add a gorgeous display of brightness against the bare-branched trees and that frozen waterf ...

Naturally, our instincts during the winter months tell us to hunker down and hide out until the first thaw of spring — or just complain day in and day out about the weather.Planning fun activities during these months can stave off those winter blues. You might think Hocking Hills shuts down for the winter given the frigid Ohio temperatures, but we’ve got news for yo ...

There are so many great reasons to visit Hocking Hills in the winter (frozen waterfalls, anyone?), but one of the greatest draws this time of year are deals on cabins and lodging.In the winter, your choice of abode is even more important than in the warmer months. You may be planning this trip, in fact, for the sole purpose of a night away from home in a cozy cabin in the snowy ...

Look, we get it — your kids really, really want a PlayStation 4, your spouse wants an Apple Watch, your mom wants a kindle, and OK, yes, you wouldn’t mind a mini iPad.But let’s face it. The gift that keeps on giving is an experience. And an experience in Hocking Hills? It will be the best gift your family gets this year. We’ve rounded up some fun family ...

Wear this, not that: What to bring on the trailWhat to take on hikes near Hocking Hills ranges from gear to the clothes, all of which is dependent upon the conditions and duration of the hike. More often than not, hikes near Hocking Hills last only a few hours. Before heading out on any planned hikes near Hocking Hills this fall, become familiar with the weather forecasts, trai ...

  Thinkstock photo   Plus! Our top picks for other fall-inspired craft beers to bring along Few things are more relaxing than a cold brewski around a hot fire on a cool night. Add a little extra autumn-oomph with these favorite fall suds — a few of which call the Hocking Hills’ region home. Autumn brews, from harvest and pumpkin ales to stouts and tripels   Founders Bre ...

What to expect and what to bring on your tripIs it too cold for camping near Hocking Hills? Nope. In fact, we’d argue it’s the best time of year. We’ll take a look at average temperatures during November as well as some advice from camping experts about camping near Hocking Hills in cooler weather. Photo by Instagram user @loose_kneecapsWhy camping during the ...

What is this place? Photo by Eric HoffmanIs it a cave? Is it a cliff? No, it’s a gorge. This is what makes Conkle’s Hollow so unique. As you hike along the quarter-mile Gorge Trail you are flanked on both sides by cliffs rising 200 feet above you. The farther along you go — the more the gorge narrows — only 100 feet wide at one point. Said to be the deep ...

Seriously, does anything sound better than Thanksgiving in a Hocking Hills cabin right now?   Photo by Instagram user @kschreib Holidays can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. Picture this instead: All around you, trees and creeks and the sounds of nature — crickets and birds and breezes. An autumn chill, an outdoor fire pit. A patio and a hot tub. A glass of wine and ...