Hocking Hills State Park - Programs

Hocking Hills State Park Programs and Events

HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK JANUARY 2018


Friday January 5
10:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Meet the naturalist at the shelter house located by the main parking area to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.

Saturday January 6
10:00 AM *THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.

1:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the shelter house at Ash Cave to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on! If you would like to know the topic for the fireside chat, please call the naturalist no sooner than the week before the scheduled date.

Sunday January 7
10:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please.

Friday January 12
10:00 AM *SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Saturday January 13
10:00AM *ASH CAVE HIKE-Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice leisurely hike into Ash Cave to learn about some of the local

1:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the shelter house at Ash Cave to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on!  If you would like to know the topic for the fireside chat, please call the naturalist no sooner than the week before the scheduled date.

Sunday January 14
10:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please.

Saturday January 20
THE 53rd ANNUAL Hocking Hills WINTER HIKE
Meet us at the Old Man’s Cave parking area on Saturday January 20 to take the 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave with a quick stop at Cedar Falls for bean soup and hot cocoa.
There will be continuous starts 9 AM until 11 AM.
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Friday January 26
10:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Meet the naturalist at the shelter house located by the main parking area to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.
Saturday January 27
10:00 AM *THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.

1:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located by the A frame Bridge at Old Man’s Cave to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on! If you would like to know the topic for the fireside chat, please call the naturalist no sooner than the week before the scheduled date.

Sunday January 28
10:00AM *EVERGREEN HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the parking area of Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve to learn more about the hardy plants that make the cold winter more colorful. Make sure to bundle up and wear sturdy shoes. No pets permitted in the preserve please.