The Hocking Hills is best known for its Black Hand sandstone gorges, cascading waterfalls and seemingly never-ending forests speckled with hemlocks. Accompanied by this natural beauty, Hocking Hills activities are aplenty with its many attractions and events within a short drive from the Inn. From abandoned iron furnaces and haunted railways to winter hikes and enchanting book stores, fun things to do in Hocking Hills seem endless.
Visit the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls Gift Shop housing local artists from southeast Ohio and hand selected items such as candles, soaps, wind chimes, spa lotions, books and more. While traveling through the Hocking Valley you will find quaint artisan shops, antiques and craft malls, outlet stores and flea markets. Stroll down the streets of Logan, Ohio, drive the winding roads of Hocking Hills or visit the Hocking Hills Market to discover hidden treasures. Visit nearby towns of Athens and Nelsonville. Take home a souvenir or craft to remember your stay in the Hocking Hills. There is something for everyone.
Some of our favorite shops include; the Wind Chime Shop, Rocky Outdoor Gear & Boots in Nelsonville, Hocking Hills Market, Hocking House, Hocking River Emporium, Ruby’s Country Cupboard, Scenic Way Gifts and Spirit of the Hills Fine Art Gallery.
Our Favorite Hocking Hills, OH Attractions
We have selected a number of these area attractions, dining, shopping expanded lodging that have caught our eye. Some were suggested by guests, and others we have enjoyed ourselves. Most are close enough for you to explore while visiting the Hocking Hills Region and we’re sure they’ll make your stay even more enjoyable. Find them below or download our free Hocking Hills Travel Guide to learn about even more.
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Art Of Ohio Art of Ohio captures the regional flavor of the unforgettable art, unique home furnishings & decor, and rich foods created by the diverse artists, craftsmen, and chefs.
Athens Farmers Market Athens Farmers Market is an organization of local farmers, craftspeople and volunteers working to make local naturally grown food, crafts and works of art available for the good of all.
Buff Lo Dip A fabulous product locally made. Buff Lo Dip is a buffalo wing and ranch mixture dip great for dipping chips, chicken nuggets and vegetables. We currently carry a 150z jar of Buff Lo Dip in our gift shop.
Dine Originals Columbus The Inn is proud to be a member this organization vested in creating a rewarding and personal dining experience for every guest every time.
Earth-Water-Rock: Outdoor Adventures Ltd Hocking Hills Rock Climbing and Rappelling trips. Quality outdoor adventure trips for people of all ages.
Free Activities & Attractions in the Hocking Hills Great experiences in Hocking Hills.
Hocking Hills Adventure Trek Offers guided treks and authentic Shawnee storytelling.
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery Features canoeing, kayaking and rafting on the Hocking River. Day trips and special moonlight trips. Located in Historic Rempel’s Grove behind the Old Dutch Restaurant.
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours The Zipline Canopy Tour is fast, fun, and exhilarating. Featured are Super Zip, Night Flight Zip, Sunrise & Twilight Zip, and for kids, the Dragonfly Zip. These spectacular adventures offers thrill seekers of all ages the unique opportunity to zip through the treetops on a network of cables and adventure skybridges suspended high above the forest floor.
Hocking Hills Flea Market There’s nothing more fun than searching for treasures and bargains. If it’s unique items, antiques and collectables, or even local crafts you’re looking to find, visit one of the regions most distinctive bargain hunter’s paradises.
Hocking Hills Scenic Byway Designated Ohio Byway with scenic attractions, historical points and local events listings. The road where The Inn is located on State Route 374 has been Designated as an Ohio Byway with scenic attractions, historical points and local events listings.
Hocking Hills Visitor Guide Information on the Hocking Hills including Hocking Hills State Park events, area attractions and fun things to do in and around Old Man’s Cave.
Hocking Valley Birding Trail Bird watching information, checklists, events and trail maps for regional Ohio natural areas, Ohio State Parks and Columbus Metro Parks.
Holidays in the Hills Participating shops offer coupons during the Christmas holiday.
Jubach Log Home Investments Jubach Log Home Investments provides complete Turn-Key Luxury Log Homes.
Lilyfest Three day event with local artists displaying art and demonstrating artwork. Over 70 area artists display, demonstrate and sell their products. There are three acres of artistically designed gardens, ponds and garden sculptures. Professional horticulturalists, O.S.U. Master Gardeners and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists help with questions on plant growing, maintenance and critter control. Entertainment provided by a variety of musical groups. Special tours for persons with disabilities.
Ohio State Parks – Old Man’s Cave A diamond in the rough that’s yet to be discovered. Spend the day hiking at Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. Recessed caves and sparkling waterfalls.
Old Bear’s Den Specializing in wedding photography and outdoor photography workshops.
(The) Ridge Inn Restaurant Family owned fine dining in the Hocking Hills. Offering a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options that will satisfy the pickiest of eaters. One of the best restaurants in our area!
Rocky Brands Rocky Brands, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets premium quality rugged outdoor, occupational, and casual footwear, as well as branded apparel and accessories.
Stuart’s Opera House If you are looking for a unique venue to hold your performance, meeting, reception, wedding, or other special event, look no further than Stuart’s Opera House. Stuart’s Opera House is available to host all kinds of special events.
Tecumseh! This live, outdoor drama in nearby Chillicothe, portrays Shawnee leader, Tecumseh’s, struggle to preserve the Shawnee way of life. Complete with horses and impressive battles, the performance is touted as one of the most popular of its kind.
Valley Zipline Tours 11 zip lines, over 1 mile of zipping, 3 monster zips of over 1000 feet each, a dual racing line and a 50 foot rappel. The tour takes about 3 hours to complete, every tour is up to 8 people and goes with two professionally trained guides.
Vinton County Civil War Memorial Ten percent of Vinton County’s population of 12,000 in 1861 enlisted for service in the Civil War.
Washboard Music Festival The annual Washboard Music Festival opens the third week of June beginning at 5pm. In addition to the toe-tappin’ music, the Festival presents arts and crafts from many of our area’s Appalachian artisans; a beautiful quilt show at the Bowen House; great food; FREE tours of the Columbus Washboard Company; antique tractors and hit ‘n miss engines; Saturday Night’s parade and much, much more. The three day event is a street fair with live music and kiddy rides held in the streets of downtown Logan Ohio.