Outdoors

Looking for fun things to do in Ohio with kids, friends or your significant other? The Hocking Hills Region is Ohio’s premiere outdoor adventure destination. More than 10,000 acres of breathtaking unbroken forests provide a variety of activities that make it an ideal destination for the ultimate eco-adventure vacation.

The region is world-renowned for incredible hiking, but that's just the beginning. Other Hocking Hills attractions include rock climbing. rappelling, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and bird watching. More than 60 ziplines make the Hocking Hills the canopy tour capital of the Midwest and offer one of the most fun things to do in Ohio with kids.

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Athens Bicycle

(740) 594-9944
Athens Bicycle owners Peter Kotses and Meredith Erlewine have a reputation for providing friendly, personalized customer service. With more than 30 years of bicycling experience in the region, they have...

Hocking Hills Gem Mine

Discover gem mining in the Hocking Hills. Purchase your rough at Hocking Hills KOA’s camp store, then take your bucket to the sluice and find your treasures. We now also...

Fox's High Rock Farm

(614) 204-0826
We are a family friendly petting zoo. We encourage up close interaction with our animals. With your $2 admission fee per person, you will be able to go into the...

Walker Farm

(740) 385-6758
Our family farm is open to the public from mid-September through October offering pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks & everything you need for fall decorating. A corn maze and wagon rides...

On Guard Defense Training Center

(740) 596-1984
On Guard Defense is southeast Ohio’s premier firearms and self-defense training center, gun club and outdoor shooting range for tactical pistol, rifle & shotgun. Tourists and the general public are...

R Adventure Park Bicycle Rentals

(740) 380-1775
Bicycle rentals for the Adena Hocking Bike Path. We offer men and women coaster bikes for rent by the hour or half-day. You must call R Adventure Park at 740-380-1775...

Old Man's Cave

(740) 385-6841
Comprised of the Upper Falls, Upper Gorge,Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge, Old Man’s Cave travels along the magnificent gorge cut through the entire 150-foot thickness of the Blackhand...

Ash Cave

(740) 385-6841
Ash Cave is the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi and perhaps the most awe-inspiring feature of Hocking Hills State Park. With a horseshoe-shaped rim that spans 700 feet,...

High Rock Adventures

(740) 385-9886
An adventure and nature tour company featuring on site, fully guided natural Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Rock Challenge Tours, Ecotours, educational workshops, and an exclusive Night Flight Rappel! We also offer...

Lake Logan Marina

(740) 380-2956

Washboard Music Festival

(740) 777-1445
Celebrate the The Washboard Music Festival in downtown Logan, the heart of the beautiful Hocking Hills. Ohio’s Most Unique Music Festival takes place on Father’s Day weekend every year. It...

Athens Farmers Market

(740) 593-6763
Begun in 1972 with three farmers selling produce, the Athens Farmers Market was named one of the nation’s best by Audobon Magazine in 2006. The market features local & organic...

Soaring Cliffs

(740) 385-6263
a groundbreaking take on the zipline industry. Soaring cliffs is a ground to ground zipline course unlike most courses up in the trees. The tour includes 10 ziplines on a...

Conkle’s Hollow Nature Preserve

614-265-6561
Designated as a State Nature Preserve in 1977, Conkle’s Hollow’s sheer cliffs of Black Hand sandstone rise nearly 200 feet above the valley floor. The deep, cool gorge, which is...

Lake Hope State Park

(740) 596-4938
A natural paradise, 2,983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region...

Hocking Hills Adventures

(740) 385-8685
The original canoe livery in the Hocking Hills offers the best trips by canoe, kayak, raft or tube. Special events include Romantic Moonlight tours and Torchlight tours. Camp along the...

Hocking Hills State Park

(740) 385-6841
Towering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep gorges are all found in Hocking Hills State Park. Actually encompassing six distinctly different natural areas, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio offers such great diversity...

Cedar Falls

740-385-6841
Cedar Falls has the greatest volume of water of all the falls in Hocking County, with water plunging 50 feet. It’s easily the most photographed of waterfalls in Ohio. The...

Wayne National Forest

(740) 753-0101
We welcome you to visit the Wayne National Forest Welcome Center, which also serves as our headquarters and home to the Athens Ranger District office. We’re open 8-4:30, Monday through...

Rock House

740-385-6841
The only true cave in Hocking Hills State Park, this grand tunnel-like corridor is situated midway up a 150-foot cliff of Black Hand sandstone. The cavern features natural cut-outs which...

R Adventure Park

(740) 380-1775
We offer tons of activities for the whole family! The World’s 1st ZipRail; Hunger Range (archery & weapons throwing); Largest Family Rope Course with over 64 challenge elements; Paintball; ATV...

Murray’s Landing Canoe & Kayak Livery Hocking Hills

(740) 856-7848
We offer canoe and kayak rentals in Nelsonville Ohio. Centrally located between Athens, Logan and the Hocking Hills. We are family owned and operated. We offer group discounts with a...

Hocking Hills Transportation Services

(740) 274-2949
We are a private transportation service providing safe, clean, reliable transportation to the Hocking Hills region. Unlike Uber or a taxi, we provide transportation for groups up to 6 with...

Hamburg Fireworks Display

(740) 654-2666
Hamburg Fireworks Factory Outlet is Ohio’s premier firework outlet with a convenient retail location for consumers. Hamburg Fireworks Display Inc. also provides professional fireworks displays! Since 1972 the majesty, power...

Manchester Hill Winery

(845) 893-8724
This family owned winery 10 minutes from Laurelville,Hocking Hills features a rustic tasting room, hand crafted grape and fruit wines, plus a retail area. Our tasting room offers a cheese...

Hocking Hills Laser Tag

(740) 422-9824
A unique outdoor strategy experience. Enjoy a realistic simulated battlefield with state-of-the-art weapons that all ages and experiences can use. Your team will be given various missions to accomplish. Whatever...

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

(740) 385-9477
Hocking Hills is the home of Ohio’s first World-Class zipline canopy tour, the home of the only dual Super Zip (1400ft+), and the new “Dragon Fly - Zipline Adventure for...

The Buckeye Trail

(740) 394-2008
The Buckeye Trail Association maintains and promotes the 1400-mile Buckeye Trail, which encircles most of Ohio (and), following canal towpaths, rivers, lakeshores and historic pioneer trails.

Touch the Earth Adventures

(740) 591-9094
Our mission is to inspire and empower individuals through hiking and kayaking adventures, connecting us to the Earth. We offer guided kayaking trips on local waters to explore the life...

Valley Zipline Tours

(740) 654-3392
Our course is one of the newest in Ohio and one of the largest in the Midwest, with over a mile of zipping. We feature 11 zips on our site,...

Cantwell Cliffs

740-385-6841
Situated on a high outcropping of Black Hand sandstone, Cantwell Cliffs is in one of the most remote areas of Hocking Hills State Park, and offers hikers the best of...

Lake Logan State Park

740-385-6841
Lake Logan was developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 1955 for recreational purposes. It’s now one of the finest fishing lakes in Ohio. Lake Logan sports northern...

Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

614-265-6561
Rockbridge’s natural arch or bridge is more than 100 feet long and 10 to 20 feet wide, and gracefully arches 50 feet across a ravine. It is considered the largest...

Hemlock Bridge Trail and Whispering Cave Trail

(740) 385-6841
New Trails Open: Hemlock Bridge Trail and Whispering Cave Trail The Hemlock Bridge Trail passes Whispering Cave and connects with the gorge trail to Old Man's Cave and Cedar Falls....

Jet Pack Water Adventures Inc.

(740) 359-8463
Your jet pack water adventure begins with a brief lesson from our certified instructor. In minutes you will learn all that you need to know to safely begin your adrenaline-packed...