Hocking Hills State Park Programs

HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK JANUARY 2019

Friday January 4
11:00 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.

Saturday January 5
AUDUBON WINTER BIRD COUNT- Hocking Hills State Park will again be participating in this year’s annual Audubon winter bird count. Group 5 will meet at the naturalist office near Old Man’s Cave starting at 8 AM and divide up our area to survey. The final tally-up will be at 4:00PM at the Camp Oty’ Okwa dining lodge. Bring a lunch and binoculars and come dressed for the weather. Interested birders should contact the naturalist at (740) 385-8003 ext: 213 if they wish to help.

Sunday January 6
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.

Friday January 11
1:00 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.

Saturday January 12
11:00AM * 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.

1:00PM– 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.

Sunday January 13
1:00PM *SKULLS & CLAWS- Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A frame bridge to learn about the animals that makes Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Saturday, January 19
54th Annual Winter Hike Continuous starts from 9-11 AM Enjoy winters splendor on this 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave.  Layered clothing and good footwear recommended.  Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation.  A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man’s Cave.

Sunday January 20
1:00PM * 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.

Friday January 25
11:00 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.

Saturday January 26
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.

2:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the 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!

Sunday January 27
11:00 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.