Hocking Hills visitors have the one-of-a-kind opportunity for a close encounter with the illusive ruby-throated humming bird, thanks to an extraordinary program returning to Lake Hope State Park in southeast Ohio's Hocking Hills this summer.
Beginning July 5, park guests will have the opportunity to hand feed the state’s tiniest bird through summer’s end. The special program takes place from 1:00 to 3:00 Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at Lake Hope State Park and will run through Labor Day Weekend, concluding Sept. 2.
“Typically, if guests sit or stand really still, the hummingbirds will buzz all around the area and will come and feed right out of their hand,” Callander said.
Callander added that visitors are amazed by the bird’s tiny stature and the buzzing sound made by their fast-flapping wings, he said. There is no charge for this unique hummingbird experience, however donations are gratefully accepted.
ABOUT HOCKING HILLS
Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio's Hocking Hills offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of free activities. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the Canopy Tour Capital of the Midwest, with more than 50 ziplines offered via three distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. Complete traveler information, including lodging, is available at ExploreHockingHills.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).