January is the time to visit Ohio’s Hocking Hills, which will draw visitors from around the globe for three weekends packed with events and activities. In addition, many cabins and inns are offering lodging specials and discounts in January.
The 53rd Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike takes place Jan. 20, kicking off the day at 9 a.m. with a six-mile trek from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave. The Winter Hike draws thousands of hikers each year to experience the Midwest's most magnificent scenery. The region's gorgeous rock formations, soaring cliffs, deep gorges and stunning waterfalls freeze to icy, crystal sculptures, making the Hocking Hills one of the Buckeye State's most popular winter destinations. The hike features continuous starts from 9-11 a.m. Hot bean soup, served midway at Cedar Falls, is free, though donations are encouraged. A shuttle bus will return hikers from Ash Cave to the Old Man's Cave parking lot.