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HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK EVENTS:
 
June 2019

Wednesday June 12
2:00PM * BUTTERFLIES- Meet the Naturalist at the naturalist cabin to learn more about these winged beauties!

Thursday June 13
2:00PM *ARCHERY- Meet the naturalist at the archery range located across from the naturalist office to learn some basic archery skills. Bows will be available to shoot during this program.

Friday June 14
10:00 AM WHISPERING CAVE- Meet the naturalist at the trailhead located by the cabin/lodge area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave in the park!
10:00 AM ROSE LAKE Stand Up Paddleboard "SUP” EXCURSION - Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP?  Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more.  Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP along with the proper gear.  Equipment will be provided.  Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign -up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early!  Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along plenty to drink.

Saturday June 15
10:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the Cedar Falls Shelter House.

Sunday June 16
9:00AM*ROSE LAKE MORNING KAYAK EXCURSION- Ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking? Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more. Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a kayak along with the proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early! Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toed shoes and bring plenty to drink.
2:00 PM HOCKING’S WILDLIFE at the CABIN – As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.  Naturalist will be available to explain and answer questions.

Wednesday June 19
2:00 PM *NATURALIST CABIN "OPEN”- Come to the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge. The naturalist will be on hand to answer questions & share the mysteries of the park

Thursday June 20
2:00PM *TERRIFIC TURTLES- Stop by the Naturalist Cabin located by the A frame bridge to learn about the turtles that make Hocking Hills their home. Learn about the decline of the Eastern Box Turtle and ways we can help.
7:00 PM ROSE LAKE CANOE EXCURSION 
Join the naturalist and the Hocking Hills Canoe Livery for a guided trip around Rose Lake.  You must sign up in person in advance at the campground office and space is limited.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time for instruction and to prep your canoe. 

Friday June 21 Summer Solstice Celebration
11:00 AM *SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE- Meet the Naturalist at the Rose lake dam to enjoy the signs of summer. While on our walk we will learn a little history of the area including the dam. We will also explore the flora and fauna of the area.
7:00PM EVENING KAYAKING ON ROSE LAKE- Ever wanted to try your hand at kayaking? Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more. Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a kayak along with the proper gear. Equipment will be provided. Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early! Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toed shoes and bring plenty to drink.

Saturday June 22
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, please remember pets are not permitted at the Nature Preserve.

Sunday June 23
9:00AM * FISHING- Join the naturalist at Rose Lake to try your hand at catching fish. Poles and bait will be provided. Participants 16 and over will need to have a fishing license to fish.
2:00PM*BIRDS of PREY: What is the difference between owls and hawks? Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A Frame Bridge to learn about the diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey that live in the Hocking Hills.

Wednesday June 26
2:00PM *REPTILE RAMPAGE: What makes a reptile a reptile? What is cold blooded? What reptiles live around here? For the answers to these and other question, meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge to learn about the reptiles of Ohio.

Thursday June 27
9:00 PM *HISTORIC LANTERN TOUR of ASH CAVE- The mystery of Ash Cave is special as far back as the last Ice Age and beyond.  Join the naturalist in the parking lot area to explore Ash Cave by lantern light and learn this special history first hand.  We supply the lights…you supply the imagination. (Please no pets at the lantern tour)

Friday June 28
10:00 AM ROSE LAKE Stand Up Paddleboard "SUP” EXCURSION - Ever wanted to try your hand at SUP?  Maybe you have been paddling for a while and want to learn more.  Well, join the naturalist instructor who will teach participants the proper handling and control of a SUP along with the proper gear.  Equipment will be provided.  Pre-registration is required for this trip and you must sign -up in person at the camp office. Trip size is limited so register early!  Please wear clothing to get wet, no open toe shoes and bring along plenty to drink.
10:00AM * 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.
2:00PM *SPIDERS, DISPELLING the MYTHS! Have you ever heard that daddy long legs are the most poisonous spider alive, but their mouths are too small to bite? Let’s learn more about spiders and gain a greater understanding of their importance. Meet at the naturalist cabin located beside the A frame bridge.

Saturday June 29
11:00 AM *RIDGETOPS & HOLLERS- Ever wonder about the difference between a ridgetop and a holler? Join the naturalist at Ash Cave parking lot to find out more!
1:00PM* CREEKING- Take a closer look at the crawly critters that live in the creeks and streams around the Hocking Hills. Meet at the shelter house at Ash Cave. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and clothes you can get muddy. Flip flops not recommended.

Sunday June 30
10:00 AM *HISTORICAL ROCKHOUSE HIKE – Meet the Naturalist at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
2:00PM * NATURALIST CABIN "OPEN”- Come to the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge. The naturalist will be on hand to answer questions & share the mysteries of the park.