This excerpt is from a past edition of OhioTraveler.com
It’s that magical time of year again, holiday season! Every year we shift our focus from our daily grind to planning for family gatherings, menus, gift shopping, decorating and connecting with the people we most love. Could there possibly be a better time of year?
A big part of the fun is searching for the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list. It must be as unique and special as the recipient. The Hocking Hills has a really fun way to find those perfect gifts and win prizes, even a getaway to the Hocking Hills for four, complete with a cozy cabin for two nights, dining, outdoor adventures and hands-on crafts. The Hocking Hills Holiday Treasure Hunt gives holiday shoppers a mall-ternative.
Discover one-of-a-kind creations by local artists and craftsmen at many of the participating shops along with apparel, tools, games, books and lots more. It’s easy to go on the Treasure Hunt. Simply download the Treasure Map from the website or pick one up at the Hocking Hills Welcome Center or any of the participating shops. Visit six of the twenty-seven shops and collect the shop’s label. Once you’ve collected six labels you can enter to win one of more than twenty-seven prizes and the Grand Prize, a Hocking Hills Getaway.
Increase your chances to win a prize during this year’s Holiday Treasure Hunt! To be eligible, take a photo of the #HockingHillsPaintedRock found at each store and post the photo on your Instagram account, tagging the location. Make sure to use #HockingHolidayTreasures and #HockingHillsPaintedRocks (do not move the rock). At the end of the Treasure Hunt, the top five users that visited the most stores with eligible posts from each location will win two official Hocking Hills Tourism Hiking Sticks.
Now get ready to enjoy all your favorite holiday movies, foods, giving and receiving wonderful expressions of love, even your crazy uncle’s corny jokes. It really is the most wonderful time of the year and this year you can have a lot of fun hunting treasures in the Hocking Hills, Ohio’s natural crown jewels.