The endlessly appealing terrain of Hocking Hills, Ohio– complete with lush forests, mesmerizing caves, and a winding maze of hiking trails is ideal for the traveler with a heart for adventure. While it can be exciting to visit Hocking Hills in the company of family or friends, a trip to Hocking Hills is just as well suited to the solo traveler looking to make the most of independent adventures. The following are just a few ideas for solo travelers that want to round out their exciting itinerary.
Hike Through Hocking Hills State Park
For solo travelers to this area of Ohio that can’t wait to enjoy time on the trails, Hocking Hills State Park is the place to start. This scenic and inviting destination is a great place to spend some time trekking in tranquility. While you’re sure to meet other adventurers on the paths, Hocking Hills State Park is filled with caves, canyons and forested surroundings that are impressively idyllic. Take time to discover Ash Cave and Old Man’s Cave while you’re in the area and don’t forget your camera for these stops. Hocking Hills State Park can be accessed at 19852 OH-664 in Logan.
Rent a Boat and Get Out on the Water
When you can’t wait to spend a day on the waves, renting a vessel at Lake Logan Marina is a good place to enjoy your independence in the company of others with a passion for the water. From pontoons and kayaks to peddle boats and paddleboards, this marina hosts a vast collection of options when it comes to how you get around. Rent for a half or full day and don’t hesitate to ask the on-site staff for instructions if you’re trying your hand at boating or watersports for the first time. The marina is located at 30443 Lake Logan Road in Logan.
Participate in a Wine Tasting Event
If you’re a solo traveler that loves to indulge in palate-pleasing moments during your journey, be sure to set aside time for a private wine tasting at Hocking Hills Winery. This well-loved establishment is located at 30402 Freeman Road in Logan and offers up plenty of scenery to go along with the red and white options on-site. Questions are encouraged during your tasting and options to enjoy a tour are available as well.
Enjoy a Trail Ride Adventure on Horseback
You don’t have to be a part of a big group of travelers to make the most of a trail ride adventure on horseback in Hocking Hills. Equestrian enthusiasts and new riders alike will find it thrilling to take to the trails, admire the scenery and enjoy learning more about the landscape that makes up this exciting area all while perfecting a new skill. The professionals at The Spotted Horse Ranch are excited to welcome guests looking forward to an adventure on an Appaloosa but are more than willing to lead a ride for those that have their own horse with them as well. The Spotted Horse Ranch is located at 17325 SR 180 in Laurelville.
Visit the Logan Antique Mall
If you’re the type of solo traveler that loves setting aside a quiet afternoon in the name of hunting for just the right gift, item or souvenir, a stop at the Logan Antique Mall is bound to be a highlight of your Hocking Hills stay. Situated at 12795 State Route 664 in Logan, the Logan Antique Mall is a great place to find yourself when you’re looking for anything from furniture and apparel to books, jewelry, photographs, and beyond! This destination is conveniently open to the public seven days a week and more than 100 dealers are represented on site for options that are as versatile as they are intriguing!
Browse the Nelsonville Quilt Company
Looking to expand on your skillset during a solo trip to Hocking Hills? Head to the Nelsonville Quilt Company and put fancy finger work to the test. Located at 52 W. Washington Street in Nelsonville, the Nelsonville Quilt Company is a great place to participate in a small group quilting workshop and learn more about this intricate art form. It’s also a great place to browse if you’re already a quilting enthusiast looking to enjoy a variety of fabrics, books, patterns, and beyond.
Try Soaring Cliffs
For the solo adventurer that can’t truly enjoy a getaway without options for adrenaline-pumping fun, a stop at Soaring Cliffs is the perfect solution to your cravings. This oasis of zip lining fun gives guests a chance to see the dramatic Hocking Hills terrain from a new perspective. Soar over canyons and waterfalls as well as sandstone cliffs while savoring the speed of the line itself. When the trip comes to a close, there are options on the ground to picnic, take in the scenery and even explore nearby caves. Soaring Cliffs can be accessed at 24719 Miller Road in Rockbridge.
Book a Great Stay
Whether you’re planning to visit Hocking Hills solo or require a large cabin rental for a reunion, the team at Buffalo Cabins and Lodges has the properties you’ve been searching for. Contact us today to get more information on our many options and to start planning your Hocking Hills trip!