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The Unusual History of Old Man’s Cave

The popular cave in Hocking Hills has a pretty curious name, the Old Man’s Cave. The story of how this cave got its name is very intriguing one and will definitely be a treat for all curious visitors. The name hints at a rock shelter where Richard Rowe once lived. He was a hermit in the 19th century, who they Continue Reading...
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Haunted Hocking Hills – 8 Haunted Places in Ohio

Looking to explore some mysterious and quite possibly haunted places in Ohio?  There are some unsolved mysteries centuries old right here in the Hocking Hills. Sure Hocking Hills has waterfalls, hiking trails and scenic views, but did you also know about its history with the supernatural? Reports of ghosts have been cited by visitors and locals alike.  Thrill seekers travel Continue Reading...
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Lake Logan State Park: A Sportsman’s Paradise

Each area of Hocking Hills has its own special charm, and that extends to its many scenic parks and forests. If you are looking for a place to hike while exploring southeast Ohio’s natural rock formations, check out the many miles of trails in Hocking Hills State Park. Want a rock climbing and rappelling adventure? Then you definitely need to Continue Reading...
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Hiking in Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

Ask a couple of people which of the Hocking Hills region’s natural rock formations is the most spectacular and chances are you will get a couple of different answers. Old Man’s Cave, which was the first piece of land purchased as part of Hocking Hills State Park, is the most popular. Ash Cave, Ohio’s largest recess cave, is also on Continue Reading...
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Hocking Hills Golf

The Hocking Hills Golf Club & Urban Grille Restaurant is now open under new owners Chris & Kim Lanning. The menu has been redesigned by head Chef David Ellis who has over 32 years of experience in the culinary arts. From burgers to sea scallops, the new menu is sure to please everyone including the children. The restaurant & pub Continue Reading...
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Take a Trip to Conkle’s Hollow

No trip to Hocking Hills is complete without a visit to Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve to admire the breathtaking vistas. Towering sandstone cliffs and cascading waterfalls reach almost 200 feet above a gorge that at times is only 100 feet wide. Conkle’s Hollow is named after W.J. Conkle, a man about which practically nothing is known except for that Continue Reading...
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Winter Hikes in Ohio

With the days getting shorter and winter just around the corner, many nature lovers have only one thing on their mind: hiking. Winter showcases Ohio’s natural beauty particularly well, with frozen waterfalls and the recess caves and natural bridges all in white. If you love breathtaking landscapes of trees and rocks covered in freshly fallen snow, this is definitely the Continue Reading...
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Ultimate Guide to Family Vacations in Ohio

Just a few years ago, the phrase “family vacation” evoked visions of endless road trips with everybody wondering if we’re there yet, or of parents, kids, and the family dog huddled in a small tent during a downpour. But family vacations have evolved considerably. Today families traveling together have many more choices of where to go and what to do, Continue Reading...
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Top 4 Hikes Around the Hocking Hills

Hiking refreshes the body and the soul. It clears the mind and helps us look at things from a different perspective. It is also, of course, excellent exercise for beginning and seasoned hikers alike. If you are looking for a trail to get your blood flowing and help you shed your worries, check out these top four hikes around the Continue Reading...
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Weekend Getaways in Ohio

The Hocking Hills region in southeast Ohio is a favorite destination of locals and tourists alike. Located an easy one hour from Columbus and 2 ½ hours from Cincinnati, Hocking Hills has stunning landscapes and activities for all seasons, guaranteed to please both serious adventurers and those looking for a little R&R. Here are some of our favorite weekend getaways Continue Reading...
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5 Places to Hike in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills has no shortage of places to hike, and with its vast amount of scenery there’s plenty of landscapes to explore. From caves, to waterfalls, to cliffs, we’ve assembled a list of all that Hocking Hills has to offer for your next hiking adventure. Rock House: This tunnel like passage way is located midway up a 150 foot Blackhand Continue Reading...
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How to Plan a Hiking Trip to Clear Creek Metro Park

Some people think that Clear Creek Metro Park is just like any other city park with a few benches, trails and pools. This is not true of Ohioan parks especially those located in Hocking Valley. The valley is located in Allegheny Plateau, which is a nature’s wonder. The park is spread over an area of 4.729 acres that is greater Continue Reading...
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Conkle’s Hollow – The Hocking Hills Landmark

Conkle’s Hollow is the most prominent landmark in Hocking Hills. It is visible from miles away given its apex location. Conkle’s Hollow is a gorge that rises 200 feet above the ground and has a maximum width of 100 feet. The façade of the gorge is shaped by erosion and looks like an abstract sculpture. The gorge itself is made Continue Reading...
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Old Man’s Cave

Here is another guest post from a visitor that stayed with us at Old Man’s Cave Chalets in May 2012. We decided to feature this one because the Bates Family come from Las Vegas, Nevada and their take on our green and pleasant land is quite unique. “Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills is so green. We aren’t used to Continue Reading...
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Ash Cave

Ash Cave is an amazing aspect of Hocking Hills State Park and the largest recess cave in the state. Carved in a horseshoe shape over 700 feet, the cave measures 100 feet deep and 90 from ledge to floor. It’s an awesome place to visit and well worth the trip. Ash Cave is in the southern end of Hocking Hills Continue Reading...
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