Local Area Attractions
Hocking Hills State Parks
This is what it is all about and over 3 million visitors a year come to see. Hocking Hills State Park includes over 25 miles of hiking trails, pristine waterfalls, awesome rock formations, abundant wildilfe and public rappelling (Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Rockhouse, Conkle's Hollow, Cantwell Cliffs, Lake Logan). If you have never been here maybe it's time to see why so many people come, and then come back - again and again.
Our million dollar view!
Enjoy the scenic view from on top of our hill. As one of the oldest Class A campgrounds in Hocking Hills we are known for our "KOA" name. Come check out our clean and modern facilities while discovering the Hocking Hills region.
The 19-mile Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is named in honor of the first inhabitants of this southeastern Ohio region. "Hockhocking," which means "bottleneck" or "twisted," was the native Indian name for the Hocking River; Adena reflects the history of the Adena Indians who lived in the Hocking Valley over 2,000 years ago.
We invite you to explore the bikeway's history and beauty by bike, foot, wheelchair, rollerblades or other forms of non-motorized transportation (no horseback riding permitted.)
The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is located on the old Columbus and Hocking Valley Railroad bed. Construction of the rail line between Columbus and Athens was completed in July 1870.
Local Area Activities
Welcome to the Hocking Hills where outdoor adventure seekers will find plenty of things to do. Unsurpassed beauty along miles of trails carry hikers past waterfalls, through prehistoric caves and along spectacular cliff top vistas. Paddle a canoe, ride a train or play a round of putt-putt on one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in America! There are quaint, out-of-the-way shops to explore for special treasures for those who prefer activities indoors! The area also offers a great variety of dining options. And of course you may find just relaxing at the campground is perfect for you. With so much to do you may find you need to spend an extra day or two!
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
Family fun thats entertaining and educational! Volunteer-operated historic train rides Memorial Day weekend through October at Noon and 2:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. Special event trains include: Easter Bunny Train, Train Robbery, Caboose-only, Fall Foliage, Santa Trains and New Years Eve Train. Reservations strongly suggested for all Special Event and Fall Foliage trains. Visit our website or call our toll-free call center for more information and to buy tickets!
Hocking Hills Golf Club
The 18-hole regulation golf course offers golfers a unique blend of affordability and challenging golf centered in the beautiful Hocking Hills of Southeastern Ohio. The scenic views of the Hocking Valley are only accented by this breathtaking course.The Hocking Hills Golf Club is an exciting Par-71 course measuring 5,861 yards. The rolling terrain has been modified into a magnificent layout by designer, Jack Kidwell. From the bent-grass tee boxes, and the tree-lined fairways, to the meticulously manicured greens, we are sure that you will find us to be the finest public golf course in Southeastern Ohio!
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Parade of the Hills - Nelsonville, OH
This is an annual celebration of community pride and Appalachian spirit. Live nightly entertainment The original State of Ohio Old-Time Fiddlers Championship sponsored by Stuart's Opera House on Friday 5k races for adults & children on Saturday An assortment of dining options, children's entertainment and games, carnival rides and more.
Cost: Festival free Time: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Weds. & Thurs. - 11 a.m. to Midnight Fri. - 9 a.m. to Midnight Sat
Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Come join us in scenic Lake Snowden for our 17th Annual Pawpaw Festival - the biggest and best in the world! Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a couple of days filled with everything pawpaw. Check out our website for more information
Hocking County Fair
Enjoy entertainment and fun for the whole family. Packed with new and favorite events for the 2015 season -- truck & tractor pulls, gospel music, animal shows, entertainment by Buffo the Clown, demolition derbies, moto-cross and Tough Track competition. Weekly gate passes available. Free parking. Complete schedule on website.
Hocking Hills Indian Run
5K, 10K, 20K, 40K and 60K races beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge, with the trail winding through vast wooded areas of the State Park and Hocking State Forest, crossing streams, deep gorges, shimmering waterfalls, lush forests and country roads, leading uphill and down.
Organized by: Hocking Hills Tourism Association