Two-Day Getaway to Hocking Hills | Midwest Living

Two-Day Getaway to Hocking Hills

Outdoor-lovers explore Hocking Hills’ caves and wooded trails 60 miles southeast of Columbus.
On weekdays, you might have the view from the bluff of Conkle's Hollow in the Hocking Hills all to yourself.
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Day 1

Adventurers head to the area around Logan to explore the hills’ beautiful landscape.

Acres of fern-filled valleys, forests and sweeping overlooks cradle Conkle’s Hollow Rim Trail and 100-foot-high Ash Cave in Hocking Hills State Park.

The rustic-looking cottages, rooms and cabins at nearby Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls (from $145) charm guests, and its fine-dining restaurant features an ever-changing menu; weekend cooking classes are another reason to stay.

Glenlaurel Inn and Spa (from $229) celebrates fine dining: Scottish bagpipes announce six- or seven-course candlelight meals in the manor set on the estate’s 140 acres.

Spacious, well-appointed vacation homes are perfect for family gatherings at Buffalo Lodging Company (cabins from $125; lodges from $799). 

Day 2

Travelers strap on zip-line harnesses then zoom over a cave and cliffs, and sky bridges wow with treetop views at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours.

Order large servings of smoked meats at roadhouse-style Millstone BBQ.

Spend the afternoon with local naturalists or a Shawnee storyteller who leads Hocking Hills Adventure Trek hikes.

Enjoy a seasonal dinner created by Hocking College culinary students at Rhapsody in Nelsonville.

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