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Families with Children 6- 12 Years Old Itinerary


Families with Children Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and Adventure


Experience panning for Alaskan gold or finding beautiful genuine gemstones at
Hocking Hills Gem Mine & Gold Rush.


Enjoy a movie and play in the large arcade at Movies Ten & Fun Barn.


Dinner: Enjoy a family-friendly restaurant in Logan or Nelsonville. Great choices are Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ, Hungry Buffalo, Hocking Hills Diner, and TheFeed.


Day 2: Scenic Exploration and Fun


Take a historic train ride through the scenic Hocking Hills on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad between Memorial Day weekend through October. 


Engage in an exciting indoor nerf gun battle at Nerf Battle Zone in Downtown Logan. 


Take a early evening stroll through Boch Hollow, Rock House, Rose Lake, or Cedar Falls. 

Day 3: Nature and Learning


Join the naturalists for various hikes and activities at 10:00 AM on Saturdays and Sundays at the Old Man's


Explore more of the suggested trails or visit other attractions in Hocking Hills.


 Enjoy a relaxing evening around the campfire and enjoy s'mores and family time!

The Best Time To Visit: Midweek Travel

Traveling to Hocking Hills mid-week is the ultimate hack for an unforgettable adventure! Imagine having those stunning trails and breathtaking waterfalls almost to yourself—no need to elbow your way through crowds or wait for the perfect photo op. Activity attractions typically have more availability and you can have your pick of times! Plus, lodging options are more readily available and often cheaper, so you can snag that dreamy cabin with a hot tub without breaking the bank. Restaurants and local attractions are less crowded, giving a more relaxed vibe. Mid-week travel lets you soak in the natural beauty and tranquility of Hocking Hills without the hustle and bustle—it's like having a slice of paradise all to yourself!


  • Check schedules: For Naturalist Programs and train ride timings, check the official websites or contact them directly.
  • Pack essentials: Bring comfortable hiking shoes, water, snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Stay Connected:Follow the Hocking Hills State Park on Facebook for updates on special programming and schedules.

Enjoy your family adventure in Hocking Hills!


See a printable version of this itinerary here.

Posted: June 11, 2024