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HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK EVENTS:


HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK December 2018

Saturday, December 1
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. 
2:00 PM FIRESIDE CHAT- Bundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin located by the A-Frame Bridge 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, December 2
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.  A naturalist will be available to explain and answer questions.

Friday, December 7 
1:00 PM SKULLS & CLAWS- Come down to the Naturalist Cabin located by the A-frame bridge to learn about the animals that makes Hocking Hills State Park their home.

Saturday, December 8
5-7 PM  Christmas in Ash Cave - Step away from the hectic holiday season and come bundled for the weather while enjoying a lighted stroll back to Ash Cave.  Once you arrive at the cave warm with refreshments by an open fire.  Listen to our holiday music, have the kids visit with an old fashion Santa or help to decorate our Christmas tree for wildlife.

Sunday, December 9
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.
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.

Friday, December 14 
6:00 PM WINTER TWILIGHT WALK – Join the naturalist for a guided winter hike into Ash Cave.  We will discover together what the nocturnal forest does to deal with the cold long nights of winter.  Please come dressed for the weather and no pets on the twilight hike.  Meet in the Ash Cave parking area. 

Saturday, December 15
10:00 AM EVERGREEN HIKE- Meet the naturalist at the parking area at Whispering Cave for a hike back to the cave to learn more about the hardy plants that make the cold winter more colorful. Make sure to bundle up and wear sturdy shoes. 
2:00 PM HOCKING’S OWLS - Join the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a closer look at Ohio’s winged nocturnal predators 

Friday, December 21 
1:00 PM 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. 

Saturday, December 22
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.

Sunday, December 23 
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!

Friday, December 28 
1:00 PM 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. 

Saturday, December 29
1:00 PM OHIO STATE PARK TRIVIA- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located by the A-Frame Bridge for a fun-filled trivia game. Let’s find out how much you know about Ohio’s wildlife, boating, state parks, etc. Come on down for your chance to learn and have fun! You might even get the chance to dig in the prize bag! 

Sunday, December 30
1:00 PM 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.