Spring is one of our favorite seasons in the Hocking Hills. The sun shines longer, the weather gets warmer, and the wildflowers begin to fill our landscape with pops of color. There are so many things to do in the Hocking Hills in the spring that you’ll want to come back year after year! Here is everything you need to know to have the best spring getaway in Ohio. Don’t forget to access our complimentary Vacation Guide for the inside scoop on planning your trip!
Everything You Need to Know About Spring Getaways in Ohio
Spring is a very pleasant time in the Hocking Hills! During your stay, you can see the area transform right before your eyes. As the weather warms up, greenery starts to peek out. March is the coldest and rainiest month of spring, with average temperatures in the 40s. Don’t let this deter you from going outside; you can always bundle up! Or, it’s a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time indoors with your sweetheart. April is usually in the 50s, May in the 60s, and June in the 70s.
What to Pack
Your spring getaway in Ohio will be amazing, but the weather can be tricky! Layers are your friend when packing for this season. Plus, a pair of waterproof boots doesn’t hurt if you’re looking to explore outside. Unless you are coming in the beginning of spring, you probably won’t need a heavy jacket. Some sweaters, a scarf, and a light coat will keep you cozy during your trip.
Spring is pretty rainy in the Hocking Hills, so it’s a good idea to have both indoor and outdoor activities picked out for your vacation. As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, and this rain plays an integral part in the transformation of our landscape. Flowers begin to bloom as the leaves flourish on the trees. All the extra water makes our beautiful waterfalls stronger than ever. They are a must-see during your getaway! We know all the best things to do in the Hocking Hills in the spring, so planning ahead will be easy.
7 of the Best Things to Do in the Hocking Hills in the Spring
1. Visit the Hocking Hills State Park
Spring is one of our favorite times of the year to visit the Hocking Hills State Park. The water is rushing because of all the melting snow and rain, and the stunning wildflowers make you feel as if you are in an enchanted forest. Most of the trails here are easy enough for a leisurely stroll, and each brings you to a top destination in the park such as Ash Cave, Rose Lake, and more. Plus, it’s just a few minutes away from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Make sure you get our free Hocking Hills State Park Guide for a list of trails and everything you need to know about visiting!
2. Head to a Brewery or Winery
Whether you enjoy sipping on a cold beer or a glass of wine, visiting a brewery or winery is the perfect activity for a spring getaway. On a chilly day, you’ll love warming up with a glass of red wine or a stout beer. This is also an excellent rainy day activity! Get rained in as you sip and savor some local Hocking Hills drinks. Don’t forget to purchase your favorite beverage to take back home so you can reminisce about your getaway when you open it.
3. Browse the Hocking Hills Market
Spend the day at the Hocking Hills Market! Browse through the goods displayed by more than 100 vendors and a few permanent shops. Here, you will find artwork, clothing, furniture, antiques, and more! It’s the perfect place to get a unique piece for your home, update your wardrobe, or purchase a souvenir to remember your trip by.
4. Indulge at the Spa
Spring is here, so it’s time to get rid of those winter blues! We have the remedy: combine our fresh, Hocking Hills air with a spa treatment. Relax and rejuvenate with a mud wrap followed by a massage. Let your worries slip away as you relish in the ambiance of our woodland setting. Browse our treatment options, then make an appointment for your spring getaway.
5. Try the New Menu
Every season, the talented chefs at Kindred Spirits come up with a new menu based on the ingredients available. We believe that fresh food is the best food; as the seasons change, so do our offerings. Many of our ingredients are grown locally! Plus, our restaurant is right on site at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, so you will have easy access during your stay. Reserve your table today.
6. Take a Scenic Drive
The Hocking Hills is known for its beautiful views, so why not see them from your car? We have many opportunities for scenic drives in our area, and spring is an excellent time to go on one. Hop in your car and see the trees budding and flowers blooming as you listen to your favorite tunes. You never know where the road might take you or what you might see!
7. Go Biking
Did you know that the Hocking Hills is home to some exceptional bike trails? Whether you are an avid biker or don’t have much experience, there is definitely a trail here for you. There are plenty of downhill treks for adrenaline seekers and easy, scenic trails for beginners.
Book Your Spring Getaway in Ohio Today
Are you ready to experience all the things to do in Ohio in the spring? Make the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls your home base for your adventures. With outstanding amenities and beautiful accommodations, you’ll want to come back every season.
Choose your lodging type to start planning your stay. We have cabins, yurts, cottages, and bed & breakfast rooms! We even have pet-friendly options so you can bring your four-legged friend. Look forward to a delicious breakfast each morning, cozy robes, and more. Book your stay today!