HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK - February 2019

Friday February 1
11:00AM * NATURALIST CABIN “OPEN”- Come to the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge. The naturalist will be on hand to answer questions & share the mysteries of the park.

Saturday February 2
10:00 AM *“TAPPING OF THE MAPLES” – It’s that time of the year.  Ever wondered where all that maple syrup comes from?  Join the naturalist at the naturalist cabin located behind the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center and try your hand at tapping your own tree as we prepare for the annual “Maple Sugaring in the Hills” event here at Hocking Hills March 9&10, 2019. 

Thursday February 7
Lake Hope State Park
5:30 LAKE HOPE OWL PROWL - Join us for an owl prowl around beautiful Lake Hope State Park. Naturalists will give a presentation on these creatures of the night and lead us on a twilight hike in search of owls.

Friday February 8
11:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the Cedar Falls Shelter House.

Saturday February 9
5 to 7 PM Sweetheart’s Hike - Take your sweetheart on a romantic stroll to Ash Cave in the soft light of dusk.  Afterwards, enjoy a cozy fire and refreshments.
Meet at the parking area at Ash Cave

Sunday February 10
1:00 PM HOCKING’S WILDLIFE AT THE CABIN – As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin to explore and take a closer look at some of our native residents.  Naturalist will be available to explain and answer questions.

Friday February 15
11:00 AM *SCALAWAGS & RENEGADES - The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters.  Meet at the Shelter House at the Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Saturday February 16
10:00 AM *CONKLE’S CREEP – Conkle’s Hollow state nature preserve is one of the most unique locations in the Hocking Hills.  Join the naturalist for a short hike to find out why.  Meet in the parking area, please remember pets are not permitted at the Nature Preserve.

Sunday February 17
1:00 PM * OHIO STATE PARK TRIVIA- As you pass by on your hike today, stop by the Naturalist Cabin for a fun filled trivia game. Let’s find out how much you know about Ohio’s wildlife, boating, state parks, etc. Come on down for your chance to learn and have fun! You might even get the chance to dig in the prize bag!

Wednesday February 20
Burr Oak State Park
6:00 PM BURR OAK OWL PROWL - Come Join Rural Action's Sunday Creek Watershed Group and ODNR State Park naturalist for a wintry Wednesday night Owl Prowl! We will meet at Burr Oak Lodge for a short presentation and then will have the opportunity interact with live owls! Next, we will head outside for a hike to call Barred Owls! Wow! Please dress for the weather, bring a flashlight or headlamp if you desire, and remember it’s important to be quiet so we don’t scare the owls away. This event is family friendly. Burr Oak Lodge will also offer a special meal of soup beans and cornbread available for purchase before the event. Complimentary hot chocolate will be served. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity and we look forward to seeing you there! (Please, no pets at the owl prowl.) 

Friday February 22
11:00AM * NATURALIST CABIN “OPEN”- Come to the naturalist cabin located by the A frame bridge. The naturalist will be on hand to answer questions & share the mysteries of the park.

Saturday February 23
11:00 AM *CEDAR FALLS STROLL - Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural & cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the Cedar Falls Shelter House.

Sunday February 24
11:00AM * THE WONDERS of OLD MAN’S CAVE- Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found throughout the park.