ROAM THE GREAT OUTDOORS
LODGE ON THE LAND Hocking Hills is an ultimate glamping spot, with luxury campgrounds, cabins and yurts all nestled among the state’s natural crown jewels. Sleep amid the scenery by booking a romantic cabin for two (with a hot tub) or a multifamily vacation home like Eagle Wings Lodge. Check Buffalo Lodging Company and Good Earth Cabins for options.
GAZE AT THE STARS
Be awed by the night sky in Hocking Hills State Park at the John Glenn Astronomy Park, named for the pioneering Ohio astronaut. Join the stargazers who flock to one of the state’s darkest night-sky locations to view the heavens through large telescopes or their own eyes.
PARK IT HERE Waterfalls and striking rock formations abound, including Ash Cave, a horseshoe-shape cavern in Hocking Hills State Park. At Conkle’s Hollow, a deep gorge sided by cliffs rises more than 200 feet above the valley floor. The newest additions to Hocking Hills State Park include a trail to Whispering Cave, and the Hemlock Bridge Trail, featuring the park’s first swinging bridge.
ADD ZIP TO YOUR TRIP Towering tree canopies provide ideal spots for ziplining. Take a bird’s-eyeview trip at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours or Soaring Cliffs. Keep your feet closer to the ground with a Segway adventure.
LISTEN TO HOMEGROWN TUNES Area musicians entertain every weekend at Hocking Hills Winery and Brewery 33. The Appalachian Listening Room offers an eclectic lineup in an intimate, retro coffeehouse setting. Stuart’s Opera House brings local and national talent to a restored 395-seat space that honors its 19th-century roots.