Why the Hocking Hills Is the Best Family Getaway in Ohio

Have you been cooped up in the house with your kids for months now? At this point, everyone’s going a bit stir crazy at home! It’s time to plan a family getaway in Ohio to the Hocking Hills! Our area is a short drive from Ohio’s big cities, which makes it a great choice for a peaceful escape. There’s fun for all ages in the Hocking Hills! Enjoy horseback rides, hiking trails, an adventure park, and more!  

When you’re ready to start planning your Ohio family vacation, request our Hocking Hills Vacation Guide. This free resource is filled with countless ideas for family-friendly activities in our area!  

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Top 4 Things to Do During Your Family Getaway in Ohio  

1. Have a Horseback Riding Adventure 

Horseback riding is a great outdoor adventure for the entire family! Given the amount of wide-open spaces and natural beauty of our area, there are a few Hocking Hills horseback riding options to choose from. We recommend Hocking Hills Horse Rides, as the ranch offers guided trail rides for visitors of all skill levels. Even better, it’s located just a 10-minute drive from The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls!  

2. Play at R Adventure Park 

R Adventure Park is a great place for a little friendly competition with the family. This adventure park offers ATV rides, a ropes course, paintball, and more! It’s a must-visit for a weekend getaway in Ohio with kidsIt’s perfect for thrill-seeking families. You’re sure to make memories here that will last a lifetime!  

3. Explore Hocking Hills State Park  

Take a hike suited for the entire family at Hocking Hills State Park! This Ohio state park boasts 2,000 acres of hiking trails, recess caves, gorges, and waterfalls to explore. Of all the Hocking Hills hiking trails there are to explore, we recommend families try to hike to Ash Cave! This paved trail is easily accessible to everyone, including those with small children in strollers. There’s also a picnic area in the parking lot, which is a great place to enjoy one of our brown bag lunches!  

4. Stay at The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls 

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Ready to plan your family getaway in Ohio? The first step is choosing your lodging! Consider a stay at The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Our property is among the best resorts in Ohio, known for its diverse lodging optionson-site spa, and restaurant.  

Lodging options at The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls include cabinsPacific-style yurtscottagesbed and breakfast guest rooms, and Hocking Hills lodges. For family vacations, we recommend our Hocking Hills lodges! Our lodges are spacious and each sits on its own plot of land tucked away in the forest. Here, the kids can run and play in the wide-open spaces while you enjoy your morning coffee on the wrap-around porch.  

Check our availability to start planning your family vacation to the Hocking Hills!