As you plan your vacation during COVID-19 times, please note that the Hocking Hills State Park and Forest are closed indefinitely. Best guess is that they will re-open in mid-May. However, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has not confirmed any details. No matter how many times you ask them.
But, not to worry! The Hocking Hills Tourism Association has developed a great web page to help you find nearby natural areas to explore. In addition, the page includes a comprehensive list of restaurants that offer take-out dining, as well as some activities that are not closed. Yes, you can still go horseback riding. Check it out at: https://www.explorehockinghills.com/covid-19-info/.
Long ago, we blazed a loop trail, with a couple of spur trails, through our woods. It’s a great workout through our hilly terrain. Along the way you will see a little fairy house, beautiful bridge over our creek, and several large rabbits, who stand mysteriously still.
Be well, stay safe, and wash your hands,
Mary at Marsh Hollow