Family Activities in the Hocking Hills

Looking for some fun family-friendly activities in the Hocking Hills? There’s plenty of entertainment to go around to keep your kids and your spouse entertained. Biking, hiking, zipping, horse-back riding and much more.

Southeastern Ohio Kayaking

If you’ve ever been interested in kayaking the wild rivers of Appalachia and Southeastern Ohio, then these tours will leave you happy and amazed.

Hocking Hills Adventures

The Riverside Campground includes over 80 spacious sites along the Hocking River. In addition, the Riverside Campground has two picnic pavilions, perfect for grilling and family gatherings, and a full service shower house.

Lake Snowden

Lake Snowden is a full-service camp ground located only a few miles outside of Athens. The scenery provides a great environment for all of your outdoor camping pursuits.

Hocking Hills Adventure Trek

All treks are led by expert guides. Exploring nature with a professional guide is a completely different kind of experience.

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

For thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, it’s the perfect adventure for families, couples seeking to escape the fast-paced city, or adults looking for something new.

Hocking Hills Market

Called “The Hocking Hills most fun place to shop,” you’ll find a vast and unique selection of antiques, furniture, folk art, crafts, decor, produce, plants and more.

Cantwell Cliffs

Claimed to be the most picturesque spot in the Hocking Hills, Cantwell Cliffs is located 17 miles from Old Man’s Cave with discourages mass visitation

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures offers guided rock climbing and rappelling trips, canoe and kayak wildlife tours, and custom mountain biking and pedal and paddle trips.

Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope State park is truly a nature lover’s dream; in the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park.

Old Man’s Cave

Check out the mile-long gorge that features waterfalls, rock formations, cliffs and scenic views.

Tar Hollow State Park

At Tar Hollow State Park, explore the twisting park through 2.5 miles of mountain biking.

Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn

Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn is located in New Marshfield, Ohio, just minutes from Athens. Not only can you enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful Hocking Hills, you can enjoy it all on horseback! Hayrides and private parties are also available by appointment.

Valley Zipline Tours

Located in the northern part of the Hocking Hills, they offer 11 zip-lines with three monster zips spanning over 1,000 feet across the valley.

Moonville Tunnel Trail

Located deep in Zaleski Forest in Ohio near Lake Hope State Park, the Moonville Tunnel is all that remains from a small mining town that existed in the late 1850s. The Moonville Tunnel lies just across Raccoon Creek.