The Hocking Hills region is one of Ohio’s best-kept secrets. This area is less than a couple of hours away from Ohio’s major metropolitan areas like Columbus and Cincinnati, making it the perfect choice for travelers who simply want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here, you can ease your mind and challenge your body by exploring the miles of hiking trails at Hocking Hills State Park. Or treat yourself to well-deserved R&R at the Spa at Cedar Falls. With so many great things to do in Hocking Hills, Ohio, you’re sure to find an activity that interests you! 

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, get your free copy of our Hocking Hills Vacation Guide. This area guide has even more local information on the best things to do in the Hocking Hills region! 

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Here Are the Best Things to Do in Hocking Hills, Ohio

1. Explore Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park is the No. 1 attraction in our area. This 2,356-acre Ohio state park is a popular spot for hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, and more.  

Here are some of our favorite things to do at Hocking Hills State Park: 

Get your free copy of our Hocking Hills State Park Guide for park and trail maps, interesting facts, and much more. It has everything you need to plan your next expedition! 

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2. Relax at the Spa at Cedar Falls 

Set back in nature, our area is the perfect place to escape from the stress of everyday life. When you step foot onto our property, a sense of calm immediately washes over you.  

Treat yourself to one of the popular services at the Spa at Cedar Falls: 

  • Massages 
  • Facials 
  • Body treatments 
  • AromaTouch 
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3. Attend an Event 

There’s always something exciting happening in the Hocking Hills. From holiday-themed celebrations to music festivals, you can find an event that interests you. Be sure to check our events calendar to see what’s happening during your visit! 

Check out some of our favorite Hocking Hills events:  

4. Taste Local Flavors 

You deserve to treat yourself when you’re on vacation! Between activities, indulge in some of the most delicious cuisine our area has to offer at our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits. 

Here are a few recommendations on dining at Kindred Spirits: 

  • Free, daily breakfast for overnight guests of the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls 
  • Breakfast carry-out options are available at your convenience. 
  • Seasonal lunch selections at Kindred Spirits 
  • To-go, brown-bag lunches are available. 
  • Seasonal dinner creations at Kindred Spirits 
  • Kindred Spirits is a popular dinner spot for locals and visitors alike. We recommend reserving your table in advance! 

5. Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls 

Ready to plan a getaway to the Hocking Hills region of Ohio? Now that you know all the best things to do in Hocking Hills, Ohio, it’s time to find the perfect place to stay. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls is located nearby all the best area attractions. Our property is surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park, so adventure is on your doorstep each day of your stay! While you’re here, be sure to visit our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits, as well as the Spa at Cedar Falls.  

When you stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you can choose from a variety of lodging options including cabinscottagesyurtsgeodomes, and Hocking Hills lodges. Each of these options offers an unforgettable lodging experience! 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to the Hocking Hills!