Hocking Hills State Park Programs

HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK November 2018

Friday November 2
1:00 PM WHISPERING CAVE HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the trailhead located by the cabin area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave in the park!


Saturday November 3 
10:00AM * 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.
1:00 PM HOCKING’S OWLS - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s winged nocturnal predators


Friday November 9
10:00 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!


Saturday November 10
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.
2:00 PM * OHIO STATE PARK TRIVIA- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located by the A frame Bridge for a fun filled trivia game. Let’s find out how much you know about Ohio’s wildlife, boating, state parks, etc. Come on down for your chance to learn and have fun! You might even get the chance to dig in the prize bag!


Sunday November 11
10:00 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.
2:00 *BIRDS OF PREY- What is the difference between owls and hawks? Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A Frame Bridge to learn about the diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey that make Hocking Hills their home.


Friday November 16
1:00pm– Birds, Birds, & More Birds: Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A frame bridge to learn about the birds that make Hocking Hills their home. Spend some time learning about the different types of feeders & food used to attract songbird’s birds to your yard. 

Saturday November 17
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. Meet at the Cedar Falls Shelter House. 
2:00 PM * THE NATURE OF IT ALL- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge to play various nature themed games and activities geared toward learning about the wildlife found in the Hocking Hills.

Sunday November 18
2:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at Rock House Shelter House to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on! I am proud to announce that this month we will have a very special guest. Her name is Bea Mills and she is one of the speakers of the 2018 Bigfoot conference. During this Fireside Chat we will be talking about Bigfoot in the Hocking Hills region.  


Friday November 23
1:00 PM *Naturalist Cabin” OPEN”- Come to the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge. The naturalist will be on hand to answer questions & share the mysteries of the park.


Saturday November 24
10:00AM * 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.
2:00PM *SKULLS & CLAWS- Come down to the Naturalist Cabin to learn about the animals that makes Hocking Hills State Park their home.


Sunday November 25
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.


Friday November 30
10:00AM * 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.


Saturday December 1
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. Meet at the Cedar Falls Shelter House. 
2:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located by the A-frame Bridge to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on!


Sunday December 2
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 questions.