I just found out that the guidebook, “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills” and “Get Back to Nature” the adult coloring book inspired by the Hocking Hills are both available for purchase on the online site of Barnes & Noble bookstore. The titles above are links that will take you to the the Barnes & Noble website.
This month I picked a fall picture of Rockbridge State Nature Preserve. It is the largest natural rock bridge in the state of Ohio. It rises 45 feet above the gorge below and the 100-foot Black Hand sandstone span can be walked on from above. It is located off U.S. Route 33 between State Routes 374 and 180 on Dalton Road.
This month as my new adult coloring book will be published I am celebrating by announcing a coloring page calendar page. Enjoy!
I grew up with Smokey the Bear and when I had the opportunity to create a public service announcement using Smokey to help prevent forest fires I jumped at it. Click on the link below to color this page yourself, with your kids or grandchildren. Enjoy!
Fall officially starts on the 22nd this month so I chose a fall picture at Lake Hope State Park. To learn more about Lake Hope and Tar Hollow State Parks check the link below:
Also in the area is the Hope School House and Hope Furnace. Read about it here.
To get this months calendar: September 2016.
My newest project is in its final phases. I will publish on Amazon a new adult coloring book called, “Get Back to Nature”. It is inspired by the Hocking Hills of Ohio and will have drawings of three Hocking Hills State Parks for adult colorists. I am very excited about this newest direction. All the pages are hand drawn as many colorists desire this option.
Have a Happy Labor Day!
This month I am sharing a 1941 Classic Map of the Hocking Hills. I have updated it while keeping it’s classic look. I am using this map in a new publication that I am in the process of publishing now. It is an adult coloring book inspired by the Hocking Hills.
All the pages are hand drawn and now I need to color one of my pages for the cover. I have not used my colored pencils since I was a art student. It should be fun.
I am also starting a new website about adult coloring pages and will keep you informed about all the latest news next month.
In the mean time, enjoy the map. I found the illustrations at the top to be very interesting.
I hope you enjoy it!
Author “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills” and “Hocking Hills Insights”
This month I will feature the Devil’s Bathtub at Old Man’s Cave State Park. The plaque to the right is what is beside the bridge where it is located. The bathtub does not go down but merely under the bridge and exits on the other side of the bridge.
This is the link for this months page: July 2016 Calendar Page
This is a link to an Old Man’s Cave State Park Map: Old Man’s Cave State Park
And for a link to all the State Parks in the area and surrounding region:
This is the perfect link to keep when purchasing my guidebook, “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills”. I did not include any trail maps in this publication as the state does such a good job of providing this information free of charge.
So if you want to introduce someone to the Hocking Hills, the book can be purchased at Amazon.com and make sure you send them the maps link above. Or if they have no computer you can print out what you think they might need.
You will see a comment on Amazon stating the lack of maps in my guidebook. This was done intentionally. So now you know how to get these maps.
Thanks for your support. It is greatly appreciated.
Author of, “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills” guidebook and “Hocking Hills Highlights” EGuidebook at Amazon.com
This month’s calendar page is a focus on the Sphinx Head rock formation at Old Man’s Cave State Park. The link below to the state park will show it’s location in the park.
Next month I will focus on the Devil’s Bathtub which is also at Old Man’s Cave State Park.
Below is the link to the June Calendar Page with the Sphinx Head color photo.
This month is Memorial Day on the 30th and the official beginning of summer in the Hocking Hills. When my kids were little we used to go to the pool at the lodge at Old Man’s Cave and it was generally not as busy as a pool in the city. The pool is open to the public and has a small entrance fee. Plus it is set literally in in woods. The lodge restaurant is under new management and has a chef and I have never had a meal there I did not like.
Check this link http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/hockinghills to see what guided events will be going on at the parks for the Memorial Day weekend. Please get to the park at Old Man’s Cave early to get a parking space as it has been at capacity during spring break of this year. That is a first for me. So I guess the word is getting out about the Hocking Hills.
If that does happen to you, Ash Cave and Cedar Falls State Parks are right around the corner and you can go to one of them instead. Or just go to Old Man’s Cave early and then head for the pool. It is open from 10 am to 7:45 pm Memorial Day to Labor Day. Or if you prefer a beach instead there is Lake Logan, Tar Hollow and Lake Hope. Lake Logan and Lake Hope have boat rental. You can rent a pontoon boat at the Lake Logan Marina.
Check out this post with trail maps of the local parks. Check out other “Insider Posts” for even more free information about the area. Most of the information is excerpts from my two guidebooks about the area. I am currently working on an adult coloring book inspired by the Hocking Hills. It is a work in progress. I will let you know more about it when it is ready to be published.
If you need more ideas as to what to do with your kids or grandchildren my 50 Kid Friendly Activities in the Hocking Hills will help.
So…I hope the weather is hot and you wanna take a dip in the water. Hiking at the parks, kayaking at the two canoe liveries and swimming at the pool or a beach. You can’t beat the Hocking Hills.
Link to the May 2016 calendar page.
Copyright Terri S. Baker 2016
Now is the beginning of spring and the early wildflowers in the Hocking Hills are already out. The Trillium is our state wildflower and there is even a Trillium Festival with the Appalachia Ohio Alliance on April 16th at 10:30 am at Mathias Grove near Rockbridge. Hikes are scheduled at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. There will be a potluck lunch at 12:30 – table service, meat, drinks and ice cream are provided, but you may choose to bring your own service. At 1 pm they will have a notable speaker and special presentation.
Following the afternoon hike there will be a 30 minute garlic mustard harvest, for those who would like to participate. No pets, please. Please park along Bailey Rd. (County Road #27). You may drive back the lane to drop off food or persons requiring assistance. If you are unable to hike, please come anyway to socaiize (lawn chairs are optional).