Hocking Hills State Park Programs


December 2019


Friday, December 6
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 14
Christmas in Ash Cave
5-7 PM Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave. Once you arrive at the cave warm with refreshments by an open fire. Listen to our holiday music, have the kids visit with an old fashion Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.

Saturday, December 21
10:00 AM *ASH CAVE WINTER SOLSTICE HIKE- Winter officially begins tonight at 11:19PM so let’s start the countdown to spring with a hike! Meet the naturalist at the Ash Cave parking area for a leisurely hike to learn about the solstice and about some of the features of the Hocking Hills.
2:00PM HOCKING’S OWLS - Join the naturalist at the Hocking Hills Visitor Center for a closer look at Ohio’s winged nocturnal predators

Friday, December 27
10:00AM EVERGREEN HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the parking area at Whispering Cave for a hike back to the cave to learn more about the hardy plants that make the cold winter more colorful. Make sure to bundle up and wear sturdy shoes.

Saturday, December 28
10:00AM 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 FLY TYING at the Hocking Hills Visitor Center – Ever wondered what the outdoor enthusiast can do in the winter and stay warm? Join the naturalist by the fire in the Visitor Center for a quick demonstration (and you might even try your hand at it) on the art of fly tying and making your own fishing flies.