Winter

Support Hocking Hills and those mom n’ pop stores you most enjoy while discovering that perfect gift for that special someone. While you’re at it, have the chance of winning a GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE to extend the holiday season.The package includes a two night stay in a cabin for four, canopy and canoe tours for four, a trip to Adventure Golf for four, candle maki ...

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 ...

Capture all the things to do in Hocking Hills, and get all the likes Taking pictures of beautiful waterfalls and awe-inspiring caves has to rank among our favorite things to do in Hocking Hills. And though the annual photography competition Shoot the Hills is taking a break this year, it is coming back to celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2017. (Mark your calendars for May 5-7 ...

The perfect itinerary for a weekend getawayNeed to call a vacation blitz? With a cleverly arranged Friday off and a sense of adventure, the Hocking Hills region offers much to do. Here’s 36 solid hours of natural wonder, excitement and re-setting.6 p.m. ThursdayYeah, you called off work tomorrow, for a basic, elemental reason: Sunday is not for adventure. It’s for r ...

Photo by @miscjamielynn   A little preparation goes a long way Whether you’re preparing for a romantic getaway by a fire or a serious adventure hiking the snow-covered trails that lace the county, winter is the season of choice in Hocking County for many seasoned travelers. The Hills, really the foot of the Appalachian mountain range, wear the colors of every season well, b ...

Photo by Instagram user @amarita77Whether it’s the glittering fringes of frozen waterfalls that adorn the cliffs and rock walls or cozying up next to a fireplace with your guy or gal and a cup of hot chocolate, the Hocking Hills are one of the state’s most popular destinations for a romantic winter getaway. Because the area is associated so closely with outdoor act ...

Your natural inclination, like many, is probably to hibernate during those long, dark and frigid months we call winter. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Hocking Hills is a great destination for winter activities like hikes.Few things can be as clarifying and energizing as a walk in the woods where the crunch beneath your feet is from snow and not leaves. When your ...

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 ...