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Adventuring, Learning and Listening in Hocking Hills

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Adventuring, Learning and Listening in Hocking Hills

“We were never here!” – Message left in the guest book of the Sumac Cabin, The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, May 27, 2006 Before Chuck Williams finishes up, he announces to the crowd the next song is gonna be one to sing along to. It’s maybe a risky move, for if you tell […]

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Finding Wilderness in the Hocking Hills

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Finding Wilderness in the Hocking Hills

Park your car. Don’t get in it again. All you need is right here. Hear it. Feel it. Taste it. Touch it. You’ve earned it. – Message left by “JO + SN” in the guest book of the Sumac Cabin, The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, November 5, 2005.   You have to lean […]

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Moonshine, Washboards, and One Crazy Woman Built the Hocking Hills

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Moonshine, Washboards, and One Crazy Woman Built the Hocking Hills

As we descend the hill, we leave the warmth of the day and enter the cool hollow. Red cliffs high dressed in ice guard our passage, like soldiers with silver epaulets. The way narrows and twists and puts us face to face with our destiny. – Message left in the guest book of the Sumac Cabin, […]

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Hike the Trails & Eat Comfort Food at Hocking Hills This Month

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Hike the Trails & Eat Comfort Food at Hocking Hills This Month

Making the hour drive to Hocking Hills puts into perspective how strange it actually is to be constantly surrounded by 850,000 people. Outside the heavily commuted roads encased by 270, the scenery gradually changes. The pin straight line of the horizon eventually oscillates into taller, longer mounds and hills. Traffic gets sparse. Cities become towns. […]

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Photos: Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills

Lillian Dent Lillian Dent Photos: Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills

Old Man’s Cave is by far the most popular visitation site in Hocking Hills. The hike to the main part of the cave is much farther than at Ash Cave but definitely worth the time, as each part brings something breathtaking. At the start of the hike we walked across the iconic bridge that is […]

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Photos: Ash Cave at Hocking Hills

Lillian Dent Lillian Dent Photos: Ash Cave at Hocking Hills

Ash cave is one of the many wonders of the Hocking Hills region. It was used for many years as a Native American gathering place because of its amphitheater like shape. The name, Ash Cave, came from all of the ashes that were found from their meetings. Walking to the main part of the cave […]

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Photos: Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls

Lillian Dent Lillian Dent Photos: Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls

The roads leading towards The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls are long and winding. Best described by my tour guide as a bowl of spaghetti noodles dropped on a map. As each hill becomes taller you begin to wonder what will lie on the other side, bringing surprise at every turn. Although I have […]

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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