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September 2019

Friday September 6
10:00 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!

Saturday September 7
9:00 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.
1:00 PM HOCKING’S OWLS - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s winged nocturnal predators.

Friday September 13
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 September 14
9:00 AM *SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.
1:00 PM 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.

Friday September 20
9:00 AM *WHISPERING CAVE HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the whispering cave trailhead located on state route 664 for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave East of the Mississippi!

Saturday September 21, 2019
Hocking Hills Indian Run

Thursday September 26
10:00 AM WHISPERING CAVE HIKE for National Public Lands Day- Meet the naturalist at the Whispering Cave trailhead off of State Route 664 So. for a moderately strenuous hike to the second largest recess cave in the park!  Want to help care for your public areas?  Litter bags will be available to help clean the trail areas as we walk.

Saturday September 28
9:00 AM HIDDEN HOCKING: BROKEN ROCK FALLS Come and see something off the beaten path.  Join us for a hike through Old Man’s Cave to the little visited Broken Rock Falls and see what makes this place so special.  Meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center.
1:00 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.