Everything You Need to Know About the Hocking Hills in the Winter

Winter is a magical time in the Hocking Hills. Trees covered in ice glisten in the sun, snow blankets the ground, and fun holiday-themed activities and events come to town. It’s our most favorite time of year in the Hocking Hills, and we think it’s safe to say that it just might be yours, too! Read on for more information on some of our favorite things to do in the Hocking Hills in the winter. 

When you’re ready to plan your Ohio winter getaway, request our free Hocking Hills Vacation Guide. This online guide is packed with more local recommendations on how to spend your time in the Hocking Hills during the winter. 

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Top Things to Do in the Hocking Hills in the Winter 

Please keep in mind that due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of these winter events and activities may be adjusted, postponed, or canceled. Please visit each individual activity’s website for the latest information. Thank you for understanding! 

1. Hocking Hills Winter Hike 

The Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike is a must-attend event for wintertime visitors. The event begins with a continuous start from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. When you’re ready to embark on the 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave, head to the starting point at the Hocking Hills State Park campground. From there, small groups of participants are led on a guided hike to the Upper Falls of Old Man’s Cave. Then, hike at your own pace until you reach the final destination. 

Click here for complete details on this year’s winter hike! 

2. Ice Skating on Lake Logan 

Romantic and family travelers alike are sure to love ice skating on Lake Logan! This natural, outdoor lake freezes over in the winter months, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy a day of ice skating. However, you should always make sure the ice is thick enough before heading out! Other winter activities at Lake Logan State Park include sledding and ice fishing.  

3. Complete Your Holiday Shopping 

If you visit us before Christmas, be sure to complete your holiday shopping during your trip. There are several unique Hocking Hills storefronts nearby that are great for antiques, Ohio-made goods, and more. You can even browse our selection of local goods at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls gift shop! We comb the finest markets for one-of-a-kind gifts and mementos 

4. Relax at the Spa at Cedar Falls 

The holiday season adds some amount of stress to everyone’s life. Whether you’re planning a family gathering or searching for the perfect gift for your special someone, there’s always something on your to-do list during the holidays. Be sure to treat yourself to a much-needed spa service at the Spa at Cedar Falls during your trip! 

5. Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls 

Dogwood Cabin

From winter hiking to holiday shopping, there’s no shortage of exciting things to do in the Hocking Hills in the winter! Be sure to make the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls your homestead during your trip. We offer diverse lodging options like cabinsyurtscottages, geodomes, and Hocking Hills lodges. These options are intimate enough for a couples’ retreat or spacious enough for a holiday celebration with the family! 

Check our availability to start planning your Ohio winter getaway!