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