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DEC 2, Christmas in Downtown McArthur
3:00 - 6:00 pm. Annual Christmas in Downtown will offer carriage rides, a Chinese Auction, door prizes, the Reindeer 5K Run/Walk and much more. Parade begins at 6:00 pm and then Santa will appear and visit with children after the parade....
DEC 9, Christmas in Ash Cave
5-7pm. Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather to enjoy a candlelit stroll back to Ash Cave. Once you arrive at the cave, warm up with refreshments by an open fire. Listen to or join with our carolers, have the kids visit with an old fashioned Santa or help to decorate our Christmas...
NOV 25-DEC 17, Santa Train
11:00 am Departure. 2:00 pm Departure. 6:00 pm Departure on Saturday Dec 2nd and Dec 9th Only. Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 25th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through...
DEC 31, New Years Eve Train and Fireworks
10:30 pm Departure. Celebrate the new year on the train. The train travels to East Logan and returns. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight as everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2018. Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.-...
NOV 22, Wildcat Cave Hike - Lake Hope
1:00 - 2:00 pm Join us for a .75-mile hike to see one of Lake Hopes hidden gems, a large recess cave. Discover the geological process at work. Meet the naturalist at Grouse Point. Wear study shoes and dress in layers. Recreation programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and acknowledge...
NOV 23, Thanksgiving Dinner at Glenlaurel
1pm and 5pm seating. We serve a 3-course dinner at the 1pm seating (open to outside guests and their families - $39 per person. We reserve the 5pm seating for our Inn guests. We serve a traditional 6-course meal. $49 per person. Seating is limited....
NOV 23, Thanksgiving at the Olde Dutch Restaurant
10:30 am - 5:00 pm. The Olde Dutch Restaurant opened in Rempel's Grove in August of 1994 to provide a family restaurant inspired, trained and supplied by Ohio's Amish Country restaurants. Come celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious buffet meal with All, I say, all of the fixins. ...
NOV 23, Thanksgiving at Lees Banquet Haus
11am - 3pm. Pricing - $15.95 adults, $5.95 ages 3-10, Free ages 3 and under. All you can eat Buffet includes: Broasted Chicken, Roast Beef, Roast Turkey, Carved Pit Ham, Whipped Potatoes, Escalloped Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Noodles, Macaroni and Cheese, Variety of Vegetables, Endless Salads, Rolls and a Wide Assortment...

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Top 10 Things to Do

Visit Old Man's Cave
The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man's Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park's areas.
Stay in a Cabin
'Cabins' range from small peaceful romantic cottages to medium family-size cabins to large lodges that will accommodate multiple families. Our availability search engine can help you find the perfect place to stay quickly and easily.
Walk to Ash Cave
In the southernmost reaches of Hocking Hills is Ash Cave which is perhaps the most spectacular feature of the entire park. Ash Cave is the largest recess cave in the state.
See Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls itself is the greatest waterfall in terms of volume in the Hocking region. In the mid 1800's, a grist mill was built above the falls to utilize this water power for grinding grain.
There are canoe launches, and rentals, at Lake Hope and Lake Logan State Parks. On the Hocking River several liveries offer varying length canoe, kayak, and raft trips on the usually leasurely moving waters. A great way to spend a hot summer days. Full moon river trips are also offered during the summer months!
Ride the Ziplines
Some of the largest and most exciting ziplines in the mid west can be found here in the Hocking Hills.
Hiking Here & Hiking There
With 9 State Park and Nature Preserves, 3 State Forests, a National Forest, and local and metro parks, plus a large section of the Buckeye Trail, you simply will not run out of places to hike. Trails range from extremely rugged to as easy as the preverbial 'walk in the park'. Portions of the trails at Cedar Falls and Conkle's Hollow are marked wheelchair accessible.
During the Spring, Summer, and Fall months the campgrounds are bustling with activity. Many of the area State Parks offer camping as do wide variety of privately owned campgrounds that may be less crowded.
Attend Festivals and Annual Events
No matter what time of year you visit the Hocking Hills we will have something for you to celebrate. The region is teeming with festivals from moonshine to pawpaws, lillies to coal, ribs to apples. Whether your passion is for the area's rich cultural history, the culinary scene or distinctive blend of bluegrass and country music, we have a festival for you.
Take Day Trips
If you can stay a few days in the Hocking Hills there are several nearby places you may want to see. Let the Hocking Hills serve as your "home base" and head out in a different direction each day. Most day trips are less than a one hour drive.
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