Whenever it comes to planning a vacation, the adults get most of the say regarding what is done during a trip. Let the kids have the perfect journey to somewhere that has plenty of outdoor areas to explore. Of course, we are talking about Hocking Hills for such as children’s journey! Our Ohio home offers everything you need for the perfect stay while having plenty for the kids to see. Best of all, our vacation rentals will make sure you and the kids enjoy a comfy night of sleep every day of your stay. Take a look at how to plan a children’s journey and a Hocking Hills family vacation:
Planning a Trip to Hocking Hills State Park
So often we find our kids behind the screen of a small electronic device that just seems to sap away their energy. Get your kids off the tablet or video game system and show them an outdoor playground like no other. Hocking Hills is home to the Hocking Hills State Park that encompasses over 2,300 acres of beautiful scenery. The park is split up into seven distinct sections that can be explored through one-way hiking trails. These seven areas include Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow, Whispering Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, and Rock House. Each area allows you to explore incredible sights such as waterfalls, flowing rivers, sandstone gorges, and recess caverns. Each area of the park has between half a mile and several miles to hike and explore. This allows you to start planning a trip to Hocking Hills State Park accordingly based on the ages of your children and what they can handle on the trail. Hocking Hills State Park is open every day of the year from sun up to sun down, letting you explore at your own pace. You will see the rivers and waterfalls at their peak in the spring season. The winter is especially exciting, as the water is frozen over. Show your kids just how fun the outdoors can be. You can even bring your friendly dog on a leash through most of the park!
Nothing is quite as relaxing as spending some time at the lake. Show the kids a quiet moment by Rose Lake, where you can try your hand at fishing. This lake is located inside Hocking Hills State Park and is extremely peaceful. Local bait shops such as Adventure Pro Store is where you can find all the gear you need including a fishing license. Fish found inside Rose Lake that can be caught include rainbow trout, crappie, and largemouth bass. For a more energetic time at the lake, you should take the family to Lake Logan. This lake has its own marina where you can also find fishing gear and even rent a boat. Take the kids out onto the water so they can explore beyond the shore and see more of the beautiful outdoors. Fishing charters can also take you out on the water and lead the way for you too.
Hocking Hills is home to plenty of locally owned restaurants, with most of them being kid friendly. You can get the full diner experience by dining with Hocking Hills Diner. They can take care of your breakfast, lunch, or dinner all inside the comfort of an authentic diner. Their comfort food will be sure to fill you up in no time. M & M Family Diner is also a great place that invites everyone to eat with them. JimBo’s Burgers and Beers has something for the kids and something for the adults too. Let the kids eat some tasty burgers and fries while the parents pair their meal with an ice-cold beer or glass of wine. Maya Burrito Co is the perfect spot for quick bite on the go. The kids will love all of the food options found here in the city!
Kid-Friendly Vacation Rentals
Our selection of vacation rentals is sure to keep you and kids comfortable throughout your stay. We offer properties that provide bedrooms with bunk beds perfect for any younger children in the group. The properties will also come with multiple bedrooms so none of the older children or adults have to share. Some of our more luxurious properties have special sections in the home such as theatre rooms and game rooms that the children will love after a full day of exploring Hocking Hills.
Book a Children’s Journey Today
Now is the perfect time to tell the family about your upcoming Hocking Hills family vacation. Show them a vacation getaway they are sure to remember fondly when you reserve one of our properties.