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HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK EVENTS:



Naturalist Programs & Special Events  

HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK FEBRUARY 2018

 


Friday February 2
10:00AM *ASH CAVE HIKE-Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice leisurely hike into Ash Cave to learn about some of the local history and geology of the area.         

Saturday February 3
10:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Meet the naturalist at the shelter house located by the main parking area to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.


1:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located by the A Frame Bridge at Old Man’s Cave to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on!

Sunday February 4 
10:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please.

Friday February 9  
10:00 AM *"TAPPING OF THE MAPLES” – It’s that time of the year.  Ever wondered where all that maple syrup comes from?  Join the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center and try your hand at tapping your own tree as we prepare for the annual "Maple Sugaring in the Hills” event here at Hocking Hills March 10 &11, 2018. 

Saturday February 10, 2018 
5 to 7 PM THE SWEETHEARTS HIKE - Take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk.  Afterwards, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments. Meet at the parking area at Ash Cave.

Thursday February 15 
6:00 PM BURR OAK OWL PROWL - Come Join Rural Action's Sunday Creek Watershed Group and ODNR State Park naturalist for a wintry Thursday night Owl Prowl! We will meet at Burr Oak Lodge for a short presentation and then will have the opportunity interact with live owls! Next, we will head outside for a hike to call Barred Owls! Wow! Please dress for the weather, bring a flashlight or headlamp if you desire, and remember it’s important to be quiet so we don’t scare the owls away. This event is family friendly. Burr Oak Lodge will also offer a special meal of soup beans and cornbread available for purchase before the event. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity and we look forward to seeing you there! (Please, no pets at the owl prowl.) 

Friday February 16
10:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Meet the naturalist at the shelter house located by the main parking area to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park.

Saturday February 17 
10:00 AM *THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE - Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.

Friday February 23 
10:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area. No pets allowed in the nature preserve please.

Sunday February 25 
10:00AM *ASH CAVE HIKE-Join the Naturalist at the Ash Cave parking lot for a nice leisurely hike into Ash 
1:00 PM *FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Ash Cave Shelter House to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore & history to plants and animals. We might even sneak in a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on!

 

Outdoor programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and acknowledge that any injury or property damage that occurs during a program or activity is not the responsibility of ODNR or its naturalist educators. All programs are subject to change. Notify the naturalist if special accommodations are needed for your participation. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.