Hocking Hills State Park Programs - Daily

Naturalist Programs & Special Events  

March 2017

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March 11 & 12, 2017 
Tours 12 Noon to 4 PM
Maple Sugaring in the Hills - Come and join the naturalists and park volunteers for the first taste of spring.  We will take a close look at the history and production of this important natural sweetener.

Thursday March 16
7:00 PM WOODCOCK WATCH – Join the naturalist at the archery range just before the first day of spring to witness one of the most elaborate bird courtship displays in Ohio.  Please keep in mind that these birds are weather dependent and will not perform in bad weather.

Friday March 17
10:00 AM CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area.

Saturday March 18
10:00 AM THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.

2:00 PM HOCKING’S BIRDS OF PREY - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s hawks, owls, eagles and vultures.    

Thursday March 23
10:00 AM CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.

Friday March 24
6:00 to 8:00 PM DUSK DISCOVERY - Athens Public Library - Join the Hocking College interpretation students and the state park naturalist to enjoy a night-time experience where you can discover the habits of living and non-living organisms.  See a mobile planetarium, make crafts, hike and more!  (30 Home St. Athens, OH 45701)

Friday March 31
10:00 AM “RIDGETOPS & HOLLERS” – Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a ‘holler’?  Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking area to find out.

Outdoor programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and acknowledge that any injury or property damage that occurs during a program or activity is not the responsibility of ODNR or its naturalist educators. All programs are subject to change. Notify the naturalist if special accommodations are needed for your participation.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.