hocking hills: The Lodge at Big Pine, Hocking Hills Region - 05/17/10 05:41 AM
The Lodge at Big Pine (http://thebigpinelodge.com/) is now open in the heart of the Hocking Hills, and located between Logan and Hocking Hills State Park in Big Pine Estates, just off Route 664. Say hello to lodgekeepers Julie & Kevin! And don't hesitate to take the scenic drive down Big Pine Road toward Conkle's Hollow and more: … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Stroll with Your Sweetheart at Ash Cave in the Hocking Hills - 02/01/10 02:28 AM
February 13 is the date for this year's annual Sweetheart Hike at Ash Cave, in Hocking Hills State Park.  The Ash Cave lower trail is handcap accessible, and the entire evening is always memorable and well attended.  Meet the naturalist in the parking lot (off Route 56) at about 5pm.  For a photos preview of what to expect, visit: http://www.visualtour.com/show.asp?t=1384316.  For more information about upcoming winter events, check: http://blog.1800hocking.com/

hocking hills: Home Sales Strong in Columbus Ohio MLS, Other Positive Economic Signs - 01/26/10 02:00 AM
Per the Columbus (Ohio) MLS, reported home sales in the market during October-December 2009 were 24.3% better than in 2008 (1,464 vs. 1,314).  The average sales price of $157,130 was up almost 5%.
The overall inventory of available homes also decreased, along with days on market.
Total sales came to $230,000,000.  The Columbus MLS covers 87 "Areas" and various counties, both urban and rural; for details, see:  http://columbusrealtors.com/news.aspx   http://columbusrealtors.com/News/mlsareastats.aspx
An interesting economic sidebar story is the very strong attendance for this year's AAA Vacation Expo last weekend.  Pre-event estimates ran from 13-15,000, and rough reckoning from those on hand would appear … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Warmer Weather Expected for Hocking Hills Winter Hike - 01/15/10 02:14 AM
 Hocking Hills State Park's "Mr. Naturalist" Pat Quackenbush prepares hikers for the 2010 Winter Hike, Friday evening 1/15/10, at the park's dining lodge....
Temperatures are expected in the low 40's for tomorrow's (1/16/10) annual Winter Hike at Old Man's Cave - Hocking Hills State Park. For a preview of what you can expect to see, here's a look at last year's event:

hocking hills: Take A Hike...The Hocking Hills Winter Hike, January 16 - 01/02/10 03:05 AM
In southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills, the parking lot across from Old Man's Cave fills up fast and early every third Saturday in January...for the annual Hocking Hills State Park Winter Hike.  Volunteers, including park staff and Friends of the Hocking Hills members, along with shuttle buses will be on hand to help folks make their way through the 6-mile route from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave.
Although it's not an easy hike, it's certainly well worth the trip and trek.  Here's a sampling of what you can expect:
Hocking Hills Winter Hike 2009:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZpyBSbIPUQ  (http://tinyurl.com/HockingHillsWinterHike09)
 Hocking Hills Winter Hike 2008:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPYChzqrlVg  (http://tinyurl.com/HockingHillsWinterHike08)

hocking hills: Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve in Southeast Ohio's Hocking Hills - 11/11/09 02:19 AM

Leaf-peeper or not, Fall's certainly a perfect time to hike the trails at Conkles Hollow Nature Preserve in the Hocking Hills Region.  The Rim Trail is simply spectacular any season, but be advised it's definitely a challenge as well as potentially dangerous...it's a long way down, as they say.  The Gorge Trail is another scenic story, and handicapped accessible most of the way.  Here's an extended Visual Tour of both trails....
For a map and more information about Conkles Hollow, please visit The Friends of the Hocking Hills' Web site.  And while you're at it, consider becoming a "Friend" yourself!

hocking hills: Hike Through Rock Stalls Nature Preserve, Near Hide-A-Way Hills - 10/23/09 09:58 AM
Owned and operated by Camp Akita (First Community Church), the "Rock Stalls" Nature Preserve is a privately owned and significant sandstone formation near southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills vacation destination region. You'll find it pretty much just across and up the road from Hide-A-Way Hills private and gated resort community.  Take a Visual Tour....

hocking hills: Win A Hocking Hills B&B Weekend Getaway - 10/20/09 01:11 AM
As southeast Ohio's fall finery begins to peak and prompt anyone's creative thoughts, one of The Hocking Hills' favorite bed and breakfast getaways is offering a free weekend stay for two to reward the best description of that perfect bed and breakfast occasion.  #2 and #3 entries receive $50 and  $25 gift certificates.  To enter, put your best creative effort into a paragraph and post it on your Blog or Facebook and include a link to Inn at Cedar Falls (innatcedarfalls.com). Then send an email to info@innatcedarfalls.com that includes your entry paragraph along with your contact information.
Midnight October 30, 2009 is the deadline for entries...winners are to be … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Free Fun in Ohio's Hocking Hills Region - 10/13/09 05:09 AM
Fall's colors are headed for their peak, but there's still plenty of time and things to do for leaf-peepers throughout southeast Ohio's famous vacation destination region (event attendance free):
Hocking Hills State Park (740-385-6841 for information):
October 16th - Cedar Falls Stroll with the naturalist - 3pm                                             
 October 16th - Rose Lake Excursion with the naturalist & the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery HOCKING HILLS CANOE LIVERY - 6pm, guided trip, approx. 1 hour...must pre-register in person at the camp office; meet at Rose Lake dam. 

October 17th - Grandma Gatewood Trail Fall Color Hike - 1pm; join  the naturalist … (0 comments)

hocking hills: As Summer '09 Sets Across the Hocking Hills.... - 08/30/09 09:26 AM
Still lots to see and do as the seasons set and change in southeast Ohio's famous vacation destination, the Hocking Hills Region.  Upcoming events include the statewide "VIP Campout" (Volunteers in Park) to be hosted by Hocking Hills State Park, September 10-13, 2009.  For a Visual Tour of some recent sights and sites near summer's end in the hills, please see:  http://tinyurl.com/HockingHillsSummerSets

hocking hills: Ohio's Lancaster Festival in Full Swing This Week - 07/27/09 03:36 AM
The 25th annual Lancaster Festival moved to full swing this past weekend, with a truly crowd-pleasing performance by The Temptations, backed by the Festival Orchestra, at the Ohio University-Lancaster stage.  The concert was followed by the traditional stunning and lengthy musical finale and fireworks display.  Next Saturday evening's concert headliner is Lee Ann Womack...hope to see you there!  It's a great setting for dinner with friends and family, whether you opt for a table or table seats, or just a blanket and chairs on the lawn.  And it's also a perfect setting to make or renew friendships among the thousands of folks you're likely … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Ohio State Parks – New Budget Cuts Impact To Be Determined - 07/02/09 05:38 AM
 Photographers Gather for Friend of the Hocking Hills State Park "Shoot the Hills" annual competition, 2009 Photographers from various states gather for The Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park's annual "Shoot the Hills" competition, April 2009
Ohio State Park superintendents have been directed to drop another three-and-a-half percent from their current budgets.  For the Hocking Hills State Park operations, that means about $70,000 less for services this year.  Superintendent Tim Archer says he'll have to determine from what areas the cuts will come, so the impacts on both visitors and the region's major tourism business remains to be seen....so stay tuned.  Or … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Driving Ohio's Appalachian Highway from Cincinnati Towards the Hocking Hills - 06/19/09 01:50 AM
You might not find it on basic online highway maps of Ohio, but if you're not in a rush to travel from southwest Ohio or the Cincinnati area across and up to the Hocking Hills, consider taking Route 32 (off Route 275 in the Newtown/Batavia area).  It's a laid-back sort of homage to the way 4-lanes used to be, and runs through some of the prettiest countryside you'll see in the state. You're also likely to find very minimal traffic, and that should help put you in the right sort of mood for the pleasures of your getaway or vacation destination … (0 comments)

hocking hills: What's Happening in Hide-A-Way Hills...Resort Community & Gateway to The Hocking Hills - 06/18/09 05:28 AM
Father's Day Weekend events and specials at Hide-A-Way Hills:  Jumbo Diver Scallops at the Lodge Friday and Saturday...live music w/Reid Coleman Saturday night...Lodge will also open Sunday for Father's Day and an Indoor Grill, from 11am - 3pm (public invited, reservations at 740-569-7944).  Also, the annual HAH softball game, this year matching the "Young Upstarts" against the "The Old Codgers," is a real happening on Saturday, June 20 at 2pm.
Next weekend (June 27) features the famous annual "Dam Jam"...chilllin and grillin down at the main dam, thanks to the HAH Social Committee, 6-11pm...bring lawn chairs and a covered dish, enjoy … (0 comments)

hocking hills: News and Views Through the Hocking Hills and Hide-A-Way Hills - 06/14/09 05:36 AM
When you're touring the Hocking Hills during the upcoming high seasons, make a stop in downtown Logan for plenty of colorful reasons.  As part of "Logan In Bloom" (spurred by the national America In Bloom non-profit organization), Logan High School students have created flags of varied flowers to help add color and character to downtown Logan.  The flags were auctioned at the spring opening festivities of Logan in Bloom, and will greet local residents as well as visitors to southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region...with Logan's city slogan being "Gateway to the Hocking Hills."  Funds raised by the auction go … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Travel and Tourism Writers Coming to Hide-A-Way Hills (HAH) - 04/24/09 05:04 AM

As part of a press tour organized by the Hocking Hills Tourism Association, eleven travel writers representing magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, AAA Horizons, AAA Home & Away, Planet Boston, The Connection, and Indy's Child / Midwest Parenting Publications will enjoy dinner at the Hide-A-Way Hills Lodge and Microbrewery on Friday, May 1, at 7pm. Some of the scribes are also freelancers with their own Web sites, who also offer their work to other periodicals and sites.
Hide-A-Way Hills members are also certainly encouraged to dine at the lodge that evening, and of course the public is also … (0 comments)

hocking hills: A Winner of a Weekend in the Hocking Hills for The Friends of Hocking Hills State Park - 04/21/09 10:05 AM
It was a simply glorious weekend for "Shooting the Hills"....southeast Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, that is, with about 200 photographers from six states hiking with their gear through the scenic trails, caves, hollows, meadows and other attractions that have drawn visitors from across the country for decades.  In this year's eighth Annual "Shoot the Hills" competition, The Friends of the Hocking Hills again awarded thousands of dollars in prizes to the winning shots in both Digital RAW/SLR and Point-and-Shoot divisions.  The prize money was generated from the over $16,000 in sponsorships from over 40 businesses and organizations.
Now also part of … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Bring Your Camera to the Hocking Hills This Weekend! - 04/16/09 01:31 AM
 4/15/09....Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park prepare information packets for photographers coming to the annual "Shoot the Hills" event this weekend....at the annual Friends' "Stuffing Party" at the Hocking Hills State Park Lodge. Just another "friendly" get together for the groups' volunteers. The Friends' mission is to raise funds the ensure the beauty of the Hocking Hills for decades and generatrions to come.....here's the official invitation to this year's event:
Hello Friends of the Hocking Hills! We want to invite you to join us in support of our 8th annual photography weekend in the Hocking Hills. "Shoot the Hills" will be … (1 comments)

hocking hills: More News and Improvements for Hide-A-Way Hills - 04/12/09 04:41 AM
Eight new beach area docks will be available to Hide-A-Way Hills Club members this summer, thanks to the continued work of the Adopt-An-Area Committee, led by Vic Kapscos (he's the one lying down on the job). The eight docks are located just off the beach area, and will allow temporary tie-ups for boaters who want to take a break for a dip or picnic.  Volunteer committees have always been a backbone for HAH, and recently have completed various projects and planning to ensure the next 50 years for the community, a gateway for southeast Ohio's famous and scenic Hocking … (0 comments)

hocking hills: Satisfying the Need for High Speed: Road Running in The Hills - 04/12/09 04:15 AM

Time Warner Cable is currently working on a full fiber optic upgrade for the private and gated resort community of Hide-A-Way Hills (HAH)...a gateway to southeast Ohio's famous and scenic Hocking Hills Region.  The project should be completed by mid-summer of this year, and would provide full "Road Runner" service throughout the community.
In addition to high-speed internet service, the upgrade would provide access to digital telephone and enhanced cable TV.  Assuming that Time Warner offers various service bundling (service combination) options and competitive pricing, it should nudge other HAH service providers to do or consider likewise.  Verizon DSL service is … (0 comments)

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