Shopping in the Hocking Hills Region
Ruby’s Country Cupboard
This country shop has homemade candles, folk art paintings, and many unique gift items. They are open Monday – Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday 11 am to 5 pm and closed on Wednesday. Call for winter hours, closed during the months of January and February. Their address is 16734 State Route 374, Laurelville – just 2 miles from Rock House State Park. Call them at 740-385-9696.
The Wind Chime Shop
One of my favorite specialty shops in the area is The Wind Chime Shop. They have wind chimes in every size, shape, and price range, more than 2000 to be exact.
Also located right next door is the Christmas Treasures & The Candle Shop. All three stores are jam packed with lots of unique items to take home and remind you of your visit to the Hocking Hills. They also have items that appeal to children and that make great Christmas presents for that hard to shop for person on your list.
These shops are located near Cedar Falls State Park at 29205 Ilseboro Road. During the months of April-December they are open 6 days a week Monday – Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 12-4. January through February are by appointment only. March they are open Monday – Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-4. Call them at 740-385-9537 or 877-385-9537. Visit them on the internet at: www.windchimeshopsales.com.
If you travel US Route 33 to and from the Hocking Hills, you will drive right by Rockbridge Antiques. They have a quaint shop that has a nice assortment of antiques attractively displayed. If you have just a few minutes to shop you may find something that you can take home to remember your trip to the Hocking Hills.
Their phone number is 740-385-6330 and they are located at 27382 Darl Road County Road 567, Rockbridge, Ohio. You can literally see them from the freeway.
Logan Antique Mall – is in Remple’s Grove at 12795 State Route 664. There are 100 dealers which offer something for everyone. They are open Monday through Saturday 10-8 and Sunday 11-6. Call them at: 740-385-2061 Visit them on the internet: www.loganantiquemall.net
Spring Street Antique Mall – They are located in the Hocking Hills Market at 26782 US 33 in Rockbridge, Ohio 43149. They have 12,000 feet of antiques and collectibles. They are open seven days a week 10 am to 6 pm. Call them at 740-385-1816. www.springstreetantiquemallinthehills.com/
The Hocking Hills Market is located off US 33 & State Route 374, 26790 U.S. Route 33, Rockbridge. Call them at 740-974-7991 or 740-974-1138 or visit them on the web at: www.hockinghillsmarket.com/
Remple’s Grove has a Lot to Do
Remple’s Grove is located across from Walmart in Logan. They are located at 12791 State Route 664 South. Phone them at 740-385-1000. Read more here.
The Olde Dutch Restaurant – Experience traditional Amish-style dinners or order from the full menu. Open daily. They also have a gift shop. Call them at: 740-385-1000. www.oldedutch.com
Hocking Hills Crafts & More – If you like to shop for hand crafted items stop in and take a look at what they have to offer. They are open Monday-Saturday 10-8 and Sunday 11-6. Winter hours are January thru March. Call them at 740-385-9039. http://tinyurl.com/ng9pcwc
Treehouse Treasures and Treats – is located beside Adventure Golf which makes it convenient to have a snack after a good game of miniature golf. They offer gifts, souvenirs, candy, fudge, and ice cream. Open April – thru December. 740-385-0400. www.loganantiquemall.net
Midwest Glassware Outlet – They offer wholesale prices on glassware seven days a week. Call them at 740-380-9400. www.midwestglasswareoutlet.com
Weaver’s Market & Deli – They have flours, baking supplies, deli meats, cheese, spices and unique gift items. Phone them at 740-380-6901. http://tinyurl.com/p5ralub
The Hocking Hills Flea Market
This is the place to come if you are looking for a bargain, a rare collectible or antique, local crafts, and produce. The Farmers Flea Market is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm every weekend year around.
Many of the vendors set up outside while others have a permanent location in the barn. Refreshments are available during your visit. New vendors are always welcome. Be prepared to be amazed at the amount of unique items available.
You can have a great time exploring and shopping The Hocking Market which is separate from but right next to the Flea Market. www.hockinghillsmarket.com/flea market
The Hocking Hills Market
At last count there were a dozen places to shop and more than one place to get a bite to eat. The Hocking Hills Market is located off U.S. 33 & State Route 374, 26790 U.S. Route 33, Rockbridge. Call them at 740-974-7991 or 740-974-1138 or visit them at www.hockinghillsmarket.com.
Spring Street Antique Mall
They have 12,000 feet of antiques and collectibles. The Spring Street Antique Mall is open seven days a week 10 am to 6 pm. Call them at 740-385-1816.
Appalachian Art & Craft Market
The Appalachian Art & Craft Market is located at the Hocking Hills Market. It has Primitive, Americana, and Country Crafts. The Hocking Hills Market is located off US 33 & State Route 374 at 26790 U.S. Route 33, in Rockbridge. They are open seven days a week.
These Fine Stores are also Located at the Hocking Hills Market: Boot Shop Outlet Store, Hocking Hills Motorcycle Ranch, Hocking Hills Roasters and Confections, Holiday’s Country Oak, Laine’s Dutch Country Store. Hocking Hills Silver Diner, & More
Spirits of the Hills Gallery
Spirit is a master wood carver who creates original pieces for custom orders, has pieces to purchase at her gallery, and she can assist you with the repair of your antiques. She specializes in bird carvings, wildlife sculpture, relief portraits, architectural details, and wall murals.
She has done pieces for churches and corporations. She can even carve your portrait or someone else. She has hand carved signs for businesses. There is a lifetime guarantee on all her sculptures. If they break for any reason, repairs are free.
Spirit offers a monthly sculpture class on Saturday and Sundays from 10 am-4 pm. The cost is $70.00. The details are on her website at www.sculpturebyspirit.com or phone her at 740-385-8245.
The gallery is located at 23500 State Route 180, 6.6 miles south of Rt. 33 on State Route 180 and 10 miles north of Laurelville. The regular hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 pm
You can even pick up a soft copy edition of, “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills” which is my guidebook to the Hocking Hills with LOTS of pictures. Or pick up a copy at Amazon.com before you head to the hills. It also makes a great gift for someone who loves the Hocking Hills.
Hocking House Fine Craft Gallery & Art Gardens
Fine clay art is the specialty of Jean Magdich. Her gallery features wheel thrown and sculptural clay artwork. It is showcased in a 150 year-old log cabin and displays her art as well as a selection of other fine American handmade crafts. Also on display are the surrounding gardens which show case her clay art. Every June she has an Open House that showcases her art, the gardens, and local craftsmen. Read more here about a previous year that I attended.
Summer Hours for the gallery are Tuesday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm June through August. From September to May the gallery is open only on the weekends from 11 am to 4 pm. The gallery is located at 29580 Big Pine Road just outside of Logan, Ohio. Call 740-385-4166 for more information. Visit her on the internet at www.hockinghouse.com.
If you are an antique buff but he isn’t, I have a solution. He can drop you off at one of the Antique stores listed above and he can go to Savings Hardware at 95 East Main Street. Savings is an old fashioned hardware store with hardwood floors that squeak and up-to-date merchandise. They have been in operation since the year 1900. They have nuts and bolts, power and hand tools, pet supplies, key cutting and much more. Stop in and look around. Call them at 740-385-7514 when you’re in town. www.savingshardware.com
Drive and Discover
Take a drive throughout the Hocking Hills and discover five little shops that have artist demos and special discounts only on the third Saturday of each month. Phone them at 740-385-9537 and on the internet: www.hockinghillsshopin.com.
Laurelville Fruit Farm
The Laurelville Fruit Farm is one of my favorite places to buy in season apples and peaches. A little history of this orchard is that George Bowers purchased 30 acres in 1911 north of Laurelville and planted apple trees on it and sold them locally at the “Apple House”. He and his son Robert Bowers planted 1000’s more apple and peach trees and made apple cider as well. Robert, Jr. began running the business in 1980 and introduced cider slushies. I had one in October when I bought some apples – it as very cold, icy and delicious.
This orchard has become a family tradition because my parents made sure to stop and buy apples or peaches every time they were in Laurelville. The apples, peaches, cider and slushies have become so popular that many people drive the extra miles to get these tasty home-grown specialties.
I just studied in the spring of 2014 and became an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist for the Hocking Hills region and we did study the geology of the area. When Robert Bowers, Jr. makes the statement that “the Hocking Hills were unglaciated and the soil is fertile. Apples just taste better here and so do the peaches” he is making a true statement about the Hocking Hills. And I can attest to the taste factor. I am and always will be a loyal customer.
When the weather cooperates they grow three varieties of peaches, 20 different kinds of apples including Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Winesap and Melrose which is the tasty state apple of Ohio. Grandpa’s original 1925 cider press is still used to make some of the best apple cider around.
The Laurelville Fruit Company is located at 16181 Pike Street in Laurelville – actually they are right on Route 56 that goes through the middle of town. They are open August 1st through December 24th from 8 am to 5 pm daily. For more information call them at 740-332-2621.
You can also check out the Hocking Hills Tourism Association’s Laurelville location. It is the log cabin right next to the Apple House. You can pick up a visitor’s guide and maps for the state parks while you are there. Then it is just another nine miles to South Bloomingville and four more miles to Ash Cave State Park which is my favorite park in the Hocking Hills.
This article was an excerpt from a post on my blog:
Psalm 121 Discount Books and Gifts
They are a Christian Book and Gift store discounted 20-50 percent storewide. They are located at 110 East Main Street, Logan. Phone 740-385-0056. www.psalm121bookstore.com.
They are have a downtown location with gifts, apparel, Vera Bradley and TOMS shoes. They are located at 45 West Main Street, Logan. Phone them at 740-385-4016. www.sharffs.com
A retail shopping center with a full-line grocery store, sporting goods, automotive center and gasoline station. Located at 12910 State Route 664 South. Phone them at 740-380-1472.
The Old Shoe Factory Antique Mall (located in Lancaster, Ohio)
In 2003 the Drew Shoe Factory was purchased, updated and converted into an antique mall. The historic 1800’s building has 60,000 square feet to browse and shop. Their address is 301 Forest Rose Avenue in Lancaster.
They are open Monday-Thursday from 10 am-6 pm and Friday and Saturday from 9 am-6 pm. They are closed on Sundays Phone them at 740-687-1760. Visit them on the internet at: www.oldshoeantiques.com