The Hocking Hills is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in America, with more annual visitors than Yellow Stone National Park. There’s so much to see and do in the area from beautiful scenic adventures to delicious restaurants and crafty antiques. To help both our local neighbors and visiting guests get the most out of the Hocking Hills area, we’ve decided to put together some seasonal destinations and activities that can all be enjoyed right here in the local neighborhood.
If you’re looking for an enjoyable, family friendly day trip here in the Hocking Hills this fall, here’s our itinerary for the Autumn Tour. Get our there and enjoy one of the most beautiful times of year here in Appalachia, the changing of the leaves. It’s a beautiful display of vivid colors all across the rolling hillsides and abundant fields. Give thanks for the beauty of our landscape and the people who live here. Enjoy!
Hocking Hills Autumn Tour Day Trip
Morning Hike to the Rock House
While Old Man’s Cave gets all the credit and publicity in the area, the Rock House is a gorgeous hike through the Hocking Hills State Park to a rock formation that looks and functions like a real house, with natural windows and various access routes. The access trail features a wide variety of native trees so this is a perfect option for enjoying the fall color change, especially in the brisk morning air.
Sip Cider at the Laurelville Fruit Farm
Fall in the Hocking Hills is an iconic time full of color and spice, so after you hit the trails, drive out along Highway 56 to the Laurelville Fruit Farm where they’ve been growing delicious apples for three generations. Sip some of the best apple cider in the hills and soak up the country air surrounded by changing leaves and cool breeze.
Lunch at Urban Grille
After hiking the trails and sipping some cider, come into the Urban Grille here at the Hocking Hills Golf Club to get warmed up with some delicious pub grub. Featuring a full menu of traditional favorites like burgers, steaks, pasta, and artisan salads, we’ve got just about anything you could want for a lovely fall day. Try one of our signature cocktails if it’s not too early for you. We’ve got delicious appetizers too, if you just want a snack in between sightseeing and activities.
Pick a Pumpkin at Walker Farm
Walker Farm is an October staple in the Hocking Hills, offering a large selection of pumpkins from their field. Tour the pumpkin patch, find your way through the corn maze, and enjoy wagon rides with the kids. The Walker family farm is located at 28800 Chieftain Dr. and they’re open every day of the week. This is a great place to walk off your lunch and take in the sights and smells of Autumn.
Sunset at Lake Logan
At the end of the day, don’t miss the beautiful autumn sunset over the hills surrounding Lake Logan. It’s not too cold to fish yet so grab a pole and some bait from Down’s Bait Store and enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening along the still waters of the lake. There are usually several ducks waddling around and you’ll likely see some folks out on boats and kayaks enjoying the evening so be sure to wave hello!
We hope you enjoy the autumn season here in the Hocking Hills. Join us for the final days of golf before we close the course for the winter and come out for our weekday specials Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.