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Hocking Hills Family Activities for Father’s Day

Each year, Father’s Day comes around, allowing us to do something special for our dads everywhere in the world. Treat your father to something special this year such as a vacation getaway to Hocking Hills. Our Ohio community offers something for all dads out there who wish to try out something new. There are plenty of outdoor Hocking Hills family activities to enjoy along with restaurants to celebrate the big day. Take a look at what a vacation getaway to Hocking Hills for Father’s Day can look like for you:

Hocking Hills Family Activities – Go Zip Lining

You can let your father feel young again by enjoying a thrilling outdoor activity such as zip lining. This pastime is one of the most popular Hocking Hills attractions, as the beautiful forest terrain provides incredible views. Zip lining has you hooked up to a rope line high up in the tree tops. You will zoom down the course at fast speeds, allowing you to feel the wind in your hair and take in the incredible views. Don’t worry, as the safety harness will keep you safe from start to finish. Take your dad to one of the many zip line companies in the region such as Ultimate Zipline Adventures, Valley Zipline Tours, and Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. You cannot pass up the opportunity on showing your dad a high-flying adventure!


Most dads enjoy spending some time relaxing on the water by going fishing. Fortunately, Hocking Hills has a variety of lakes nearby to do just that. Visitors can make their way to Lake Logan State Park, Rose Lake, or Lake Hope State Park to find some incredible fishing locations. Each lake offers thousands of acres to explore including their lake and surrounding terrain. Visitors should check in at their local bait shop to purchase a fishing license and rent out all of the necessary gear. We recommend heading over to Lake Logan Marina to find exclusive boat rentals at the lake. Pontoons are a great way to have plenty of space for the whole family and can be rented by the hour. If you want someone to take dad on a guided tour look no further than Ohio Belly Boat Fishing. They will provide high-quality gear to use on half-day or whole-day excursions. Fishing has never sounded so great than it does here in Hocking Hills!

Explore Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills is best known for its Hocking Hills State Park. This expansive area brings in thousands of visitors a year who wish to see its incredible sights. Hocking Hills State Park is divided between multiple terrains such as Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow, Cantwell Cliffs, and many more. These Hocking Hills attractions can all be explored through hiking trails that are typically rated easy to moderate allowing all dads to join in on the fun. Your trails will take you through beautiful areas to see rivers, waterfalls, recessed caverns, sandstone structures and much more. Father’s Day takes place at the end of the spring season so you will be around at a great time; the rivers and waterfalls should be flowing at their highest and the weather will be absolutely incredible. Exploring Hocking Hills State Park needs to be at the top of your itinerary for this upcoming Father’s Day!

Take Him to Dinner

No Father’s Day is ever complete with a meal at his favorite restaurant. While your father may not have a favorite yet, if you are visiting Hocking Hills for the first time you will have plenty of great restaurants to choose from. Have him enjoy an incredible steak dinner at Jack’s Steak House. They offer all of the favorite cuts of steak that are grilled to order. The menu is wallet friendly and even includes plenty of daily specials on starters and drinks. The outdoor patio lets you enjoy your meal in the beautiful weather. Another popular spot for dads in the area is Hungry Buffalo. This casual American eatery has all of his favorites such as hearty burgers, wings, and steak. Hungry Buffalo offers a huge amount of craft beer so dad can have something delicious to wash it all down with. The biggest draw to the restaurant is the onsite axe throwing. Have dad try his best to be rugged and throw axes at a wooden target. The TVs around the restaurant will also be playing any sporting events taking place at the time as well. There is nowhere better for Father’s Day than either of these two restaurants.

Plan Ahead for Father’s Day

It is never too early to start planning ahead for Father’s Day. Make sure to book one of our VRBO vacation rentals near caves in advance to ensure a comfortable stay. Our properties are privately owned and offer a variety of amenities and features. Book today and see for yourself.

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