As winter begins to melt away and spring begins to appear, Hocking Hills comes to life with a dynamic landscape perfect for exploring. Travelers with an unending sense of adventure will love every moment spent in Hocking Hills as plants and flowers come to life, wildlife reappears, and the temperatures begin to rise. Whether you’re one for hiking and biking or taking to the water by kayak and canoe, Hocking Hills offers plenty of fun things to do in Ohio in spring.
Day 1: Cantwell Cliffs
Hocking Hills State Park is well-known amongst those who love to hike as this area alone hosts a wide collection of natural wonders that are worth taking time to observe and explore. Cantwell Cliffs is a dynamic destination where rocks, staircases and valley floors collide to create a stunning scene that’s often best observed in the spring. Hiking to Cantwell Cliffs takes about 40 minutes as the trail is a comfortable half mile. Towering cliff walls and natural rock shelters make this one of the best places to visit in Ohio in the spring, and you’ll want to be sure to have your camera ready!
Hocking Hills State Park
Logan, OH 43138
Take advantage of an amazing vantage point over a landscape coming to life with new color by booking a spot on a Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in the spring. Head over to the Nelsonville train depot on a Saturday or Sunday and enjoy a journey on a vintage train that provides stunning views of the dynamic terrain that makes up Hocking Hills. Rides are generally two hours in length and come with options to enjoy the experience in a closed or open car.
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
33 W. Canal Street
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Day 3: The Spotted Horse Ranch
Spring is the season for warmer-weather fun and one of the best things to do in Ohio in the spring is to hit the trails in a unique style. Take time to enjoy a trail ride on horseback when you make time for a visit to The Spotted Horse Ranch in Laurelville. This charming stop provides guests with the instruction they’ll require to saddle up and explore the terrain alongside a knowledgeable guide. Combine the best of nature, views, and fun when you make The Spotted Horse Ranch a must-do in the springtime.
The Spotted Horse Ranch
17325 Deffenbaugh Road #9633
Laurelville, OH 43135
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When spring is in full swing, it’s time to make the most of the time spent in beautiful Hocking Hills. Let the professionals at Buffalo Lodging Company take care of all of your accommodation details so you can focus on spending quality time with family and friends in a place that’s sure to inspire. Contact us today for more information on our many property options and ideas for other things to do in Ohio in the spring!
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