As the capital city of Ohio, Columbus is one of the state’s most bustling cities. While this faster pace of life can be exciting, it can also take its toll after a while, leaving you in need of a much-needed getaway. If this has already happened to you, we invite you to take a short trip from Columbus to Hocking Hills! Located only an hour from the city, our peaceful and quiet region is perfect for escaping the distractions of everyday life and reconnecting with ourselves, our loved ones, and nature. If you need a refreshing escape from the city, here are just some of the best local activities that you won’t want to miss.
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Things to Do During Your Getaway From Columbus to Hocking Hills
Whether you’re looking to explore antique shops and stores, take on rugged nature excursions, or simply relax and unwind with your loved ones, this beautiful area is the perfect place to go for day trips or weekend getaways from Columbus. Here are just some of the area’s most popular activities that we recommend just for you!
Discover Hocking Hills State Park
Providing nearly 2,400-acres of untouched land, Hocking Hills State Park is a mecca for exploration and natural beauty. From the moment you wander into the forests, your inner nature-enthusiast will come to the surface! You’ll encounter several awe-inspiring waterfalls, Hocking Hills trails, picturesque lakes, deep caves, and more. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this incredible local park.
For more details on the park’s attractions and maps, be sure to request your free copy of our Hocking Hills State Park Guide!
Visit a Winery or Brewery
The Hocking Hills is home to several incredible wineries and breweries, some of which have received awards for their fine creations. Whether you embark down the Ale Trail or create your own winery itinerary, you’ll be sure to find your new favorite drink! Here are just some of our favorites that you may choose from:
- Hocking Hills Winery
- Rockside Winery & Vineyards
- Shade Winery
- Buckeye Lake Brewery
- Devil’s Kettle Brewing
- Rockmill Brewery
- Brewery 33
If you’re feeling adventurous, our Buds & Brews special may be for you! This exclusive vacation package sends you on a journey along the Ale Trail for the chance to receive a free pint and a complimentary bottle opener.
Enjoy a Unique Shopping Experience
Ever heard of retail therapy? It’s an ideal way to unwind from the long work week while finding new items to add to your wardrobe or collection. For some of the best shopping in the Hocking Hills area, we suggest visiting the Logan Antique Mall. Here, you’ll find over 100 dealers selling books, furniture, souvenirs, jewelry, and more. The Midwest Glass Outlet, Hocking Hills Craft Mall, and the Hocking Hills Market can also be found nearby and offer visitors unique items they won’t find anywhere else.
Explore the Local Museums
There are many types of museums in the Hocking Hills area for you to see. The Columbus Washboard Factory is the only remaining washboard manufacturer in the U.S., making it a must during your visit! If you foster an appreciation for unique art, watch the experts blow glass at the Ohio Glass Museum. One of the most strange yet quirky local attractions is the Pencil Sharpener Museum, which features over 3,400 pencil sharpeners for you to see!
The Best Hocking Hills Lodging
Even if it’s just for a weekend, there is nothing quite like a getaway in the Hocking Hills. For the ultimate experience, we invite you to stay with us at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! We’re the perfect homestead for visitors to our beautiful region and provide everything you need for a unique and memorable stay. Our inn boasts secluded Hocking Hills, Ohio cabins, brand new glamping yurts, romantic cottages, and cozy bed and breakfast rooms. You will find one of Logan, OH’s most sought-after restaurants, Kindred Spirits, right on-site. We are also the home of a luxurious spa right in the Hocking Hills! It’s everything you need and more for a Columbus to Hocking Hills trip that you’ll never want to end!
Ready for the getaway you deserve? Book your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls today! We look forward to sharing our beautiful region with you.
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