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
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
Family fun that’s 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 Year’s 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!
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Shoot the Hills Photography Competition
All photographers are invited to join Ohio’s largest photo contest, Shoot the Hills. Held annually in the Hocking Hills region, the contest primarily promotes nature photography. Cash and prizes will be awarded to winners at the conclusion of the 3-day photography event.Free photography tips, techniques & recommendations. New contest categories, registration and more information about this year's location at Camp Oty'Okwa can be found on the event website.
Stroll through gardens of daylilies, hostas, perennials, annuals and sculptures. More than 60 artists and crafts people sell their work, many demonstrating their techniques. Features include special speakers and workshops, as well as music, a native butterfly house and the Lost Viking Hoard. Admission is free.
Pre-festival events are being held July 6 to 9 - see the website for more details as available.No pets, please. Wear walking shoes. Children, strollers welcome. Food available for purchase. Plants available for purchase. Held rain or shine; no indoor shelter. Portable toilets / hand-washing stations available.
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. Date(s): August 13th-16th, 2014 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 16th 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