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Explore the Natural Wonders of Hocking Hills | Cherry Ridge Retreat

By April 30, 2019January 28th, 2021No Comments
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The Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio offers some of the most breathtaking scenery and natural beauty that you’ll find anywhere.  Forests, caves, and bodies of water make for a great destination for day trips, and once you’ve come back, relax with the many amenities that Cherry Ridge Retreat of Hocking Hills has to offer!

Zaleski State Forest – 25-30 Minutes from Cherry Ridge Retreat

Just south of Cherry Ridge is the Zaleski State Forest, Ohio’s second-largest state forest, which offers amazing views around Lake Hope State Park and the Waterloo Wildlife Research Station.  Need to get out and stretch your legs?  There is a backpacking trail, shooting range, and horse camp to continue to explore!

Cantwell Cliffs – 35-40 Minutes from Cherry Ridge Retreat

Tucked deep in the woods of Hocking Hills, many claim this is the most picturesque area of the region.  This place is a geology lover’s dream – exploring the cross-bedding and concretions on the cliff face will keep enthusiasts busy for hours.  If you’re feeling ambitious, you can pass through “The Squeeze,” which is a narrow passage to the bottom of the gorge.  Just watch your step on the cliffs!

Lake Logan State Park – 25-30 Minutes from Cherry Ridge Retreat

This amazing state park sits on 318 acres, surrounded by miles of forest, and has activities for all times of the year! From boat rentals to sledding, ice skating and even ice fishing, the park has something for everyone.  Lake Logan is known as one of the best fishing lakes in the state of Ohio, and also offers great hunting options, with a valid Ohio license, of course.  Picnic areas have tie-ups for boats on the northwest and south shores of the lake, there’s a beach, and a hiking trail to explore the nature and wildlife.

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours – 30-35 Minutes from Cherry Ridge Retreat

Want to get a birds-eye view of the natural wonders of Hocking Hills?  Featuring a multitude of different tours, this high-flying adventure allows you to see caves, rock cliffs, and the forestry while suspended from cables and skybridges.  Not crazy about heights?  No problem – they also offer “The Coolest Way to Take a Hike in Hocking Hills!” with their Segway® tours!  This will allow you to take in views of the Hocking River as you go over the hills and through the woods.  It also includes an option to take an introductory course to learn how to safely ride the Segway® for the tour.  Finally, they also offer their “Zip and Rappel” or “Zip and Climb” packages to really explore the caves and rock faces in Hocking Hills.  Just added this year as well, free photos of your experience!

Book your luxury cabin getaway with us today, and ask our friendly staff about these (and other) great options to get out and explore!