Hocking Hills State Park Programs - Daily

Naturalist Programs & Special Events  

September 2017

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Friday September 1
9:00 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.
1:00PM SKULLS & CLAWS- Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the animals that makes Hocking Hills State Park their home.


Saturday September 2
9:00 AM *SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
10:00 AM *ROSE LAKE Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP” EXCURSION - Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP?  Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more.  Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP along with the proper gear.  Equipment will be provided.  Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign -up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early!  Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along plenty to drink.
1:00PM ARCHERY- Meet the naturalist at the archery range to learn some basic archery skills. Bows will be available to shoot during this program.

 

Sunday September 3
 9:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the trail head.

 

Thursday September 14
8:00PM *ASH CAVE TWIGHLIGHT HIKE- Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice twilight stroll to Ash Cave. Please remember once you hike in with the naturalist you must stay with the naturalist for the remainder of the hike. No pets please.


Friday September 15
9:00AM *WHISPERING CAVE HIKE-Meet the naturalist at the trailhead located by the cabin/lodge area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave East of the Mississippi!
1:00 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.


Sunday September 17
9:00AM FISHING- Join the naturalist at Rose Lake to try your hand at catching fish. Poles and bait will be provided. Participants 16 and over will need to have a fishing license to fish.
1:00PM  MAKING TRACKS- Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin to learn about animals that make the Hocking Hills home and the tracks they make.

 

Friday September 22
9:00 AM *CANTWELL’S CREATIONS - The forest and geology at Cantwell Cliffs are some of the most diverse in the park.  Meet the naturalist at the parking area for a discovery hike through this unique location.
1:00PM BATS of OHIO-  Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the bats that make Ohio their home. Learn about why these winged mammals are so beneficial to humans.


Saturday September 23

9:00 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.


Sunday September 24
9:00 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.
1:00PM *CREEKING- Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops not recommended.


Friday September 29
9:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the trail head.
1:00PM REPTILES- Come to the naturalist cabin to learn about the reptiles that make the Hocking Hills home.


Saturday September 30
9:00 AM *SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
1:00PM Naturalist Cabin” OPEN”-  Come to the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave visitor center for a closer look some of the history of the area. Learn a new game from days gone by or see how the pioneers live.                  

 

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.