The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is the ideal getaway for those looking to enjoy the outdoors. With so much natural beauty surrounding our Hocking Hills bed and breakfast, you’ll never run out of ways to commune with nature. For a unique perspective of the Hocking Hills, taking to the water may be the right choice for you. Hocking Hills canoeing adventures offer the chance to explore the lush landscape of the area while enjoying the serenity of being on the water. The Hocking River is well suited for canoe trips with its calm waters and picturesque surroundings. As you plan your Hocking Hills canoeing adventure, use this helpful guide to get started.
Starting in Lancaster, OH, the Hocking River is a great location for casual canoeing due to the lack of large rocks and rapids. It is a class I river that has an average depth of 3-4 feet, though some parts are as deep as 12 feet. Points of interest you may see on your Hocking Hills canoeing trip include the Natural Rockbridge and the remnants of the Hocking Canal which was destroyed by flooding in 1889. Another feature of the Hocking River that visitors enjoy is the sense of isolation and tranquility they get while on the river.
Hocking Hills Adventures is an excellent place to start your Hocking Hills canoeing adventure. Hocking Hills Adventures leads river trips down the Hocking River. Five different river trips are offered, each taking different routes and spanning various distances. The longest trip is 21 miles long and is overnight. The other trips range from 5 to 15 miles. All trips end at the Hocking Hills Adventures canoe livery.
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery has two river trips. The shorter Crockett’s Trip spans 5 miles and has an approximate paddling time of an hour and a half. Crockett’s Trip is a good trip for newcomers to Hocking Hills canoeing and there are several points such as islands and sandbars near the beginning of the trip that provide a good place to stop for a picnic. The Rockbridge Trip has a longer paddling time of between two and three hours and spans 7 miles. This trip has more narrow areas and riffles and provides an opportunity to take a short hike to see the Natural Rockbridge.
After a day of Hocking Hills canoeing, the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is the perfect place to relax. Our inn rooms, cottages and cabins are comfortably furnished with country antiques and include amenities like fine toiletries and plush robes. And of course, each stay includes a complimentary breakfast featuring sweet and savoring offerings. The common room of the inn is a wonderful place for unwinding after your Hocking Hills canoeing adventures. Recount your stories by the wood-burning stove or on the veranda overlooking the garden. Or you can choose to pamper yourself after your hard work on the river by visiting our spa. When you choose to stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you’re choosing a Hocking Hills getaway that will be truly memorable.
Photo Courtesy Xavi Villalvilla.