Listed on TripAdvisor’s 15 Incredibly Romantic Getaways, Hocking Hills is the perfect destination for a romantic Valentine weekend. The Sweetheart Hike at Ash Cave takes place Feb.15, kicking off the evening at 5 p.m. with a peaceful, romantic hike to Ash Cave. The Sweetheart Hike draws thousands of lovebirds each year to experience the Midwest’s most magnificent scenery. The region’s gorgeous rock formations, soaring cliffs, deep gorges and stunning waterfalls freeze to icy, crystal sculptures, make the Hocking Hills one of Ohio’s most popular winter destinations. The hike will be taking place from 5-7 p.m. Hikers can snuggle up by a warm fire and enjoy light refreshments.
Couples can take a break from everyday life while cuddling up surrounded by a vibrant winter wonderland. The area is home to a vast collection of lodging choices, offering the perfect accommodation for any budget or lifestyle. From cozy cottages, historic B&Bs and charming inns, to intimate log cabins and lodges, many choices are brimming with luxurious comforts. Guests have access to fully loaded gourmet kitchens, entertainment centers and even telescopes for viewing the region’s rich scenic beauty and wildlife. Many feature a large hot tub too, the most romantic way to experience Hocking Hills’ magnificent star-filled skies. Primitive or deluxe camping, authentic Sioux tipis and Mongolian yurts, vintage train cabooses, treehouses and more offer unconventional overnight options are available at ExploreHockingHills.com.
Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, Hocking Hills offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of Admission: FREE activities. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the zipline capital of the Midwest, with 50 ziplines being offered via three distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. Complete traveler information is available www.ExploreHockingHills.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).
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