Looking for a Winter Retreat? Look No Further Than the Hocking Hills!

The Hocking Hills in January is the perfect place to experience a fairytale winter wonderland! Our area is covered in a blanket of snow and is sure to bring a sense of peace and tranquility. Come explore the area during the day and cozy up at night in one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Ohio! In this blog, we’ll explore winter activities, cozy lodging, and all of the details to make your trip one to remember! For more on the Hocking Hills, get your copy of our Vacation Guide! This guide has all of the top recommended activities to do in the area, from restaurants to local landmarks! Now, who’s ready to start this winter adventure? 

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Hocking Hills in January 

Weather During the Winter

The Hocking Hills is known for cold winters. Temperatures range from the 20s to the 40s. Snow is expected, so be sure to wear layers! This time of year is beautiful and offers visitors a winter wonderland!  

Wintery Activities 

Hiking Winter hiking

One of the best parts about Hocking Hills in January is all of the great winter activities! One of the best ways to explore the area is by hiking! The trails are open year-round and offer unmatched fun! Our top picks include Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow, Rock House, and Cantwell Cliffs! These areas are different and have something to offer everyone, from experienced hikers to those looking for an easy and enjoyable experience.  

Ice Skating 

Hiking isn’t all our area is known for! Ice skating is another fun activity! Lake Logan is also a great spot to enjoy ice fishing and sledding. Be sure to use caution when enjoying these activities! Knowing ice thickness levels is key to safe fun! 


If you’re looking for a more relaxing activity, visit the John Glenn Astronomy Park! This park has a magnificent telescope and allows visitors to see the stars without any light pollution! Be ready to relax and enjoy the marvels of the universe; it is truly a sight to see! 

Popular Events 

Sip and Relax
Winter activities

January is all about enjoying the simple things here in the Hocking Hills! One of the most popular ways to spend a cold evening is by enjoying a drink and live music! These events are held at local venues and offer refreshing beers, wines, ciders, and meads. Come warm up and enjoy a relaxing night! 

Logan Frozen Festival 

The annual Logan Frozen Festival is the perfect way to enjoy a cold evening! The festival will be held on January 21st, and the fun starts at noon. The event features ice games, downtown stores, ice block carving, food vendors, and more! Tell the kids to bundle up and head out for family-friendly fun! 

After Exploring the Winter Landscape of the Hocking Hills, Warm up and Relax With Us!
Hocking Hills geodome

The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is ideal for a winter escape! Our Hocking Hills cabins, geodomes, cottages, and yurts give our guests a customizable experience! In addition to our cozy Hocking Hills lodges, we also have specials and packages to make your vacation even more spectacular! 

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