Labor Day is the ideal moment to get out of town and head somewhere scenic, exciting, and new. When you’re ready to take a break from the daily grind and enjoy a holiday away where nature and city-based fun collide in perfect harmony, there’s no better place to set your sights than Hocking Hills, Ohio. As beautiful as it is intriguing, the Hocking Hills region is the right place to spend time exploring and savoring a variety of outdoor activities when you know those deadlines, assignments, and projects are far behind you. Here are a few options to add to the list when you find yourself spending Labor Day in Ohio.
Canoe on Rose Lake
For those Labor Day travelers that have a heart for getting out on the water, a day spent canoeing on Rose Lake is sure to please. This calm and captivating body of water is a popular one amongst those that enjoy paddling their way through a sunny afternoon and soaking up lush surroundings in tranquility. Pack a picnic lunch and extend your stay on the banks of Rose Lake when your canoe adventure has helped you work up an appetite.
If Rose Lake happens to be too quiet for your liking, visitors can always visit Lake Logan, another exciting lake right here in Logan. Lake Logan is known for its abundance of water-based activities that will keep you busy all Labor Day Weekend. Visitors who come to the area often do not have their own gear for the water. Fret not, as Lake Logan Marina will take care of all your aquatic gear needs. The marina has everything from canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, and much more to rent. All rentals are by the hour making it easy to plan for an easy lakeside afternoon. You can reserve your gear before your arrival (recommended for the busy summer months) or show up and see what is currently available. Whichever you choose, there is sure to be an exciting time waiting for you at Lake Logan.
Hike to Ash Cave
Situated within the inviting parameters of Hocking Hills State Park, Ash Cave is an iconic stop in the Hocking Hills region that shouldn’t be missed when you’re in town over Labor Day. Lace up your boots and hit the trails that lead directly to this massive stone recess that’s considered the largest of its kind in this area. Many consider Ash Cave to be the biggest draw to all of Hocking Hills State Park. The gorgeous wildflowers are often on display throughout most seasons of the year and add a touch of color to the area. Ash Cave features plenty of paved trail that make it easier to traverse and even wheel chair accessible along the main trail that leads to the separate Ash Cave trail. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the 100-foot waterfall on display just outside the rim too. Since Ash Cave is such a popular attraction, try to visit the park during earlier hours of the day during the busy summer travel season. Don’t forget your camera, as this landmark is one that’s definitely worth capturing a photo or two.
Visit the John Glenn Astronomy Park
While daytime Labor Day activities in Ohio are plentiful in the Hocking Hills area, evening outings have just as much potential for fun, particularly if you’re interested in the cosmos. Head over to the John Glenn Astronomy Park during your stay and take advantage of the many interesting on-site facts as well as telescope viewing areas that make this part completely unique. As you gaze at the amplified night skies, it’s hard not to wonder about the many mysteries of the universe.
Labor Day Drinks and Fun
The adults can catch some downtime with a favorite adult beverage in hand when they visit one of the location establishments here in the area. Beer lovers will rejoice at the extensive selection of handcrafted ales found at Brewery 33. This local brewery features classic styles such as IPAs, lagers, stouts, porters, and many more along with more experimental brews. The selection is always different with seasonal and unique offerings throughout the year. Wine lovers will find a bottle to cherish when they visit Hocking Hill Winery. This local winery also features classic vintages of wine favorites and will let you try a bit of everything with their tasting flight. Both establishments offer a charming location complete with live music and other fun events. Grab a bottle or two of your favorite wine or beer to take back to your vacation rental!
Enjoy the Getaway
When you’re ready to enjoy Labor Day in Ohio or any other holiday away in Hocking Hills, the team at Buffalo Cabins and Lodges is here to help with the accommodations. Let us get you settled in just the right rental that keeps you close to the fun and brings the comfort and style too. Contact us today to learn more about our many property options in the area.