Hocking Hills Autumn Splendor

A quick two-day mid-week trip to Hocking Hills State Park for hiking followed by soaking in a hot tub with girlfriends was just what the doctor ordered!  Located in Southeastern Ohio, 2 1/2 hours from Cincinnati, the rugged cliffs, breathtaking gorges, cascading waterfalls, and flourishing forests of Hocking Hills State Park, afford visitors a pristine outdoor wonderland.  Our first hike was to Old Man’s Cave.  The well-marked one mile round trip trail, includes both man-made and natural steps.  The view from inside the mouth of the wide cave looks down onto a small stream and stone bridge…



Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year to visit this park…


Although the forecast included rain, it held off until later in the evening.  In the Spring, this waterfall can be quite wide…


Unique tunnels make the area fun to explore…


Checking into our rustic cabin, we were pleased to see the beautiful wooden walls and stone fireplace…


Both bedrooms had access to the rear deck…


where one of the main attractions was located…the hot tub!


I brought home-made Tuscan Sausage soup with pasta, carrots, tomatoes, onion, garlic, white beans, chicken stock, spinach and grated Parmesan cheese, accompanied by warm bread, and of course wine for dinner.  If you’d like the recipe, go here.


We watched part of a movie but couldn’t keep our eyes open for the end, so off to bed we went.  Tomorrow we’ll visit Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, and the Rock House.

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