No matter what time of year you go, visitors to the Hocking Hills come here to explore Hocking Hills State Park, one of the region's best. You wouldn't plan a visit here without stopping at the park, which has six distinct natural areas, though a handful of standout accommodations are destinations in and of themselves (including the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls and the adults-only Glenlaurel country inn). You could spend a week at the park and not hike it all, so be choosy about what kind of experience you want to have. If you're looking to see the wow attractions right off the roads, head to Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave; if you'd prefer a quiet communion with nature, come during the week and try Conkle's Hollow. If you don't mind climbing stairs, descend to the base of Cedar Falls. For more information, stop at the new welcome center off US-33.Otherwise, the new Hocking Hills ATV Rental and zipline are both fun, even for beginners, and nearby Nelsonville has a town square with a handful of cute shops, an old opera house that still hosts concerts and Rhapsody, a killer fine-dining restaurant where culinary students staff the kitchen. Logan, while closer to the park than Nelsonville, has seen better days and offers little beyond a coffee shop for visitors too eager to explore. Outside the park, the region offers a mix of pretty farmland and ramshackle houses, both remnants of the region's heritage.