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).
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.
More information: (800) 462-5464; explorehockinghills.com