Farewell to Summer, Hello Fall
As nature wraps itself in magnificent hues of red and gold, Hocking Hills transforms into a picturesque wonderland during the fall season. From vibrant foliage to charming activities, this Ohio destination offers visitors an unforgettable experience. In this blog post, we'll guide you through a selection of just a few of the delightful things to do in Hocking Hills this Fall.
Witness the Spectacle of Fall Foliage:
One of the undeniable highlights of visiting Hocking Hills in the autumn is witnessing the breathtaking transformation of the forests. Stroll along the numerous hiking trails scattered throughout the region, where the vibrant leaves create a scenic backdrop that reveals nature's artistic prowess. Don't forget to capture this moment with your camera! (Tag us @ecoluxevations and we'll share your image!) Admire the stunning Ash Cave, the massive rock formation that serves as a natural amphitheater. Traverse the whispering meadows of Old Man's Cave, where waterfalls cascade gently. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve, surrounded by towering cliffs. Each trail offers a unique perspective of Hocking Hills' enchanting beauty.
Fall Farmers Market Delights:
Indulge in a farm-to-table experience by visiting the Hocking Hills Farmers Market. Held on the second Saturday of September and October, this market offers an assortment of locally grown produce, freshly baked treats, and handmade crafts. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you support local businesses and savor seasonal delights.
Hocking Hills Flea Market is open year round from sun up to 5pm Friday- Sundays. Unique shopping experience for those that love antique and vintage items. There's something for everyone including coffee and shakes for those that like to sit back and relax.
Seasonal Festivities and Events:
Hocking Hills comes alive with fall-themed events and festivities.
John Glenn Astronomy Park: Guided stargazing on clear Fridays and Saturday nights, starting a half hour after sunset. Explore constellations with laser guided tours. Cost is Free! Located only one mile from Old Mans Cave.
Take a train ride with Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. In addition to regular weekend trains between May - October, there are several themed trains including robbery trains, dinner trains, a Halloween train, October Fall Foliage. Book online at hvsry.org
Fall fun at Walker Farms located at 28800 Chieftain Dr in Logan OH. Is open daily from Sept 24th to the end of October. Pick your own pumpkins, corn maze fun and wagon rides! Wagon rides are only on weekends from 10am-7pm. Check out the local page on Facebook for price and updates.
Participate in Grandma Gatewoods Fall Color Hike October 14,2023. This challenging 6 mile hike takes you through many scenic trails and follows Grandma Gatewood section of the Buckeye Trail, passing Cedar Falls and returning on the Gorge Overlook trail.
Although not specifically in Hocking Hills, the Circleville Pumpkin Show is a popular event that is held annually in Circleville, OH. Celebrating all things pumpkin this event takes place October 18-21,2023
Live Music at Hocking Hills Winery Fridays- Sundays. The cost is free and you can enjoy the sounds of dierent artists close to home.
As nature paints its masterpiece with vibrant colors, Hocking Hills beckons visitors to immerse themselves in the wonders of autumn. From meandering through scenic trails to indulging in fall-themed festivities, there is no shortage of enchanting experiences to be had. Plan your visit to Hocking Hills this fall and allow the beauty of this destination captivate your soul.
By Jessica Fox
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