The sweeping views of a diverse and thrilling landscape give Hocking Hills, Ohio a reputation for its beautiful take on all that nature provides. While this vacation destination would be a simple place to come and relax and unwind when you’re looking to step away from the stress of everyday life, it’s just as easily a place where a traveler with an adventurer’s heart finds their happiness. If you’re a visitor that falls into the latter category, there’s no better place to begin your thrilling adventures than Cantwell Cliffs while you’re here.
Steep and Stunning Encounters
Sitting invitingly in the northern reaches of Hocking Hills, Cantwell Cliffs has long been a highlight for those who are looking for breathtaking encounters with nature. Following S.R. 374 17 miles from Old Man’s Cave, explorers with a tenacious spirit for hiking will find the remote location of Cantwell Cliffs one of the best parts of the visit. With few others around, it’s possible to get a sense of true community with the great outdoors. If you’re a hiker and outdoor explorer that also doubles as a photographer, you won’t want to forget your camera for this experience. Cantwell Cliffs are often touted as one of the most scenic spaces in all of Hocking Hills.
What You’ll See
Staggering cliffsides, immense valleys and rock shelters formed by nature make up the majority of Cantwell Cliffs and are sure to impress with each and every visit. The dramatic and rugged terrain is the result of Buck Run erosion and has made Cantwell Cliffs an ever-evolving natural landmark. Trails through Cantwell Cliffs are divided into those that run along the valley floor and those that run along the rim. Portions of these trails are accessible by vehicle if you’re not in the mood to walk the entire way. Those that do take to the trails by foot will be gifted with incredible views of the cliffs from the East Rim Trail lookout point. Cantwell Cliffs are home to a number of “tight squeeze” points where hikers can make their way through the seemingly daunting passageways that run between rock faces and make for some truly incredible moments and memories.
Things to Do Nearby
Cantwell Cliffs promise to be a captivating sight no matter when you take the time to enjoy a hike this direction while visiting Hocking Hills. When you’ve unlaced the hiking boots and you’re ready to explore the area in a different capacity, Hocking Hills is filled with options for excitement and discovery that are hard to top. Whether you’re one for fantastic flavors, love to browse shops or enjoy taking time to commune with nature at its finest, the following should definitely be added to your comprehensive Hocking Hills itinerary.
Visit Hocking Hills Candle Works
When you’re looking for a personalized aroma to match to your Hocking Hills experience, time spent at Hocking Hills Candle Works is sure to inspire the senses. Here, guests are invited to stop in and browse a wide selection of handcrafted candles that make for wonderful souvenirs, or create one of their own! In just about an hour, guests can be guided through the candle making process and will have the opportunity to mix and match the fragrances they love most. To reserve your candle making spot, be sure to call 877-385-9537 in advance. Hocking Hills Candle Works is located at 29205 Ilsboro Road in Logan and adheres to seasonally adjusted hours.
Enjoy the Nelsonville Emporium
When the hunger pangs come calling, the Nelsonville Emporium is a place to put them to rest. Situated at 31 Public Square, the Nelsonville Emporium is open 10:00 am until 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Sundays. Soups, sandwiches, pretzels, salads, and wraps are yours for the enjoying no matter when you arrive, but a stop at the Nelsonville Emporium is so much more. Here, guests can also browse a wide selection of locally crafted pottery or purchase pottery tools, glazes and beyond.
A short drive away from Cantwell Cliffs, visitors to Hocking Hills State Park will find Old Man’s Cave to be a sure highlight of their journey through nature. Named for the individual who both lived and died in the shadow of the cave, this notorious landmark has long been a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. The trail that leads to Old Man’s Cave also links up to a variety of other popular stops including Ash Cave. Choose to stay and enjoy the scenery made up of waterfalls, foliage, and towering trees or continue on for a day of hiking that’s sure to inspire.
Hocking Hills Hiking
When your travel plans bring you to Hocking Hills, the professionals at Buffalo Lodging Company are here to make sure you’re settled into a vacation rental that matches the beauty and splendor of the landscape. Contact us today for more information on our many rental cabins and to begin planning your adventure!
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