Are you planning for an exciting vacation filled with lots of trekking, water sports and other fun activities this holiday season? The Hocking Hills in Logan, Ohio in the United States can be the perfect spot you are looking for. This place is filled with pristine beauty that leaves you spellbound, and soothes your senses. The place also has historical significance, with some illustrations here indicating that the ancient Adena culture that dates back to 7000 years, existed here.
A deeply dissected area of the Allegheny Plateau of Ohio, the Hocking Hills is filled with an abundance of waterfalls, fountains, rock shelters, gorges and cliffs. However, the prime attraction here is the Corkscrew Falls, located at a spot which is just six miles from Logan. These falls are a well-kept local secret; their absence in the official list of Hocking Hills attractions ensures that the limited tourists who reach there enjoy silence and privacy. The mere sight of the crystal clear waters running on the sandstone and the diverse variety of the flora and fauna that surround the fall leaves you spell-bound. Nothing can come close to the majestic experience of taking a dip in the cool water or swimming here.
Once you have finished visiting the Corkscrew Falls, there are some more spectacular places around it that you cannot miss. The first of them is the Cedar Falls, a relatively more-famous waterfall in this region. Most of its popularity is derived from its massiveness and presence from the ancient times. The magnificence of the Democracy Steps, a mathematical splendor built by an artist and mathematician Akio Hiozume cannot go unnoticed.
Next attraction in the list is the Hocking Hills State Park. If there are four spectacular things about this park, they are its deep caves, cascading waterfalls, breathtaking cliffs and huge forest land. The park is contiguous with the Hocking Forest Area, which adds on to its authentic representation of wildlife. A trip here that the personnel take you on will allow you to see the illustrations of the Native Indians that traversed through this area in the 17th century.
Now, Hocking River is the next attraction you should be visiting. The place derives its name from this ancient river around which the early Indian tribes inhabited. This river is very famous for the affordable canoeing trips available here. You can swim or take a sun bath in the beach area. The water level is not so deep, which makes it safe for kids.
Finally, you can conclude the trip by visiting the Rock House, the biggest cavern that you will ever see. The 25 meter high ceiling and the 30 meter wide corridor make it colossal. The Black Hand sandstone, the natural erosion of which caused the formation of this place looks brilliant. A home for the ancient civilizations, it has many chiselled out tanks in the floors for water storage. The local stories about the staying of several robbers and convicts here earned it the nickname of Robbers Roost.
Apart from these there is more to visit in Hocking Hills if you have time. My last year’s trip to Hocking Hills was an amazing experience. As this place was easy to reach, I had very little to plan ahead. So, you may keep the Hocking Hills as a potential holiday option.
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