Hocking Hills State Park Programs

 

August 2019

Thursday, August 1
2:00PM *GAMES OF THE PAST- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn about some of the fun things that children of the past did when they had free time. Try your hand at some of the games and activities.


Friday, August 2
10:00 AM *RIDGETOPS and HOLLERS- Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a holler? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking lot to find out more!


Saturday, August 3
10:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the Cedar Falls Shelter House.
1:00 PM HOCKING’S WILDLIFE AT THE CABIN   - As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.  Naturalist will be available.


Thursday, August 8
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.


Friday, August 9
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; please remember pets are not permitted at the Nature Preserve.


Saturday, August 10
9:00 AM HIDDEN HOCKING:BROKEN ROCK FALLS Come and see something off the beaten path. Join us for a hike through Old Man’s Cave to the little-visited Broken Rock Falls and see what makes this place so special. Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center.
1:00 PM HOCKING’S OWLS - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s winged nocturnal predators.


Thursday, August 15
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.


Friday, August 16
9:00 AM *WHISPERING CAVE HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the whispering cave trailhead located on state route 664 for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave East of the Mississippi!


Saturday, August 17
9:00 AM *RIDGETOPS & HOLLERS- Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a holler? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking lot to find out more!


Thursday, August 22
7:30 PM HAUNTED HOCKING: Spirits of Old Man’s Cave – Is Old Man’s Cave really haunted, or could it be something else? Join the naturalist at the Old Man’s Cave visitor center to explore the possibilities. (This program does contain ghost stories…parents; you know your children best and should decide if it is appropriate. Please, no pets at Haunted Hocking.)


Saturday, August 24
9:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park.
1:00 PM REPTILE RAMPAGE - What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold-blooded? What reptiles live around here? For the answers to these and other question, meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located by the A-frame bridge to learn about the reptiles of Ohio.


Friday, August 30
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; please remember pets are not permitted at the Nature Preserve.


Saturday, August 31
9:00 AM *SCALAWAGS and 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.
1:00 PM HOCKING’S WILDLIFE AT THE CABIN – As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.  Naturalist will be available to explain and answer question.