Hocking Hills State Park offers both yearly special events and daily naturalist programs. From talks about birds of prey in the Hocking Hills to night hikes into Ash Cave, there is something entertaining for every member of the family during your stay.
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Hocking Hills State Park  Naturalist Special Events 2013

48th Annual Winter Hike

January 19, 2013 - Continuous starts from 9-11 AM -

Enjoy winters splendor on this 6-mile trek from Old Manís Cave to Ash Cave.  Layered clothing and good footwear recommended.  Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation.  A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Manís Cave.

Sweethearts Hike

February 16, 2013                              5-7 PM

Meet at the Ash Cave parking lot.  Take your sweetheart for a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk.  Afterwards, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.            

Maple Sugaring in the Hills

March 9&10, 2013                         12-4 PM

Join us at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Manís Cave Visitor Center.  Savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap.  Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat.  Free samples are available.

Wildflowers and Waterfalls Hike

April 20, 2013                                     10 AM

Observe natureís carpet of wildflowers and sparkling waterfalls in beautiful Hocking Hills.  Meet at the parking lot at Ash Cave.

Grandma Gatewoodís Fall Colors Hike

October 12, 2013                          1:00 PM     

Bring along a cool drink and celebrate the seasonís colors.  Meet with the naturalist at the Old Manís Cave Visitor Center for a strenuous hike that spans roughly 6 miles of the Grandma Gatewood trail.   We will be traversing the section that runs from Old Manís Cave to Cedar Falls and back while enjoying the scenic beauty and cultural personality.  This hike does include several hills and steps and is not recommended for the easily winded individual.  (Approx. 3 to 4 hrs)

 Haunted Hocking Weekend

October 25-27, 2013

Join with the Haunted Hocking ďHHITĒ team as they search for the unexplained at Ash Cave or try your hand at Pumpkin decorating.  Registered campers and cabin guest can enjoy a hayride, a family fun spooky movie, site judging, and trick or treat at Old Manís Cave campground.  Regular camping & cabin fees apply.

Frontier Trail Hike

November 9, 2013                     12-4 PM          

Explore the history of the Hocking Hills region with a walk back through time dramatized by costumed interpreters along Ash Cave trail. 

Christmas in Ash Cave

December 14, 2013                           5 Ė 7 PM

Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave.  Once you arrive at the cave warm with refreshments by an open fire.  Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashion Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.


Hocking Hills State Park Programs

Paul Bunyan Festival-Hocking College-Nelsonville, Ohio-Fall

Ridgetop Music Festival-Vinton County Airport-McArthur, Ohio-Summer

Moonshine Festival-New Straitsville, Ohio-Spring

The Parade of the Hills-Nelsonville, Ohio-Summer

International Washboard Festival-Logan, Ohio-Summer

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