January in the Hocking Hills has all the elements of comfort. The Hills are serene in winter’s embrace. Cave walls grow ice beards. Waterfalls freeze in suspended animation. Eagles, hawks and other magnificent birds are visible in the leafless trees. It is the place to rejuvenate as you connect with nature, loved ones and yourself.
But, it’s not all about just chill’n. There’re plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy Mother Nature’s softer side. The 52nd Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike, on January 21, will be followed by the Logan Frozen Festival in Historic Downtown Logan. More than twenty ice sculptures will be displayed along Main Street along with ice sculpting demonstrations, music in the Hocking County Courthouse, music in Worthington Park and performances by Artista in Logan’s newest Main Street music venue. Ice frame and ice throne will provide the perfect selfie opps. Corn hole fans will enjoy the ice corn hole games in Worthington Park and new to downtown will be a Pop-up-Shop featuring the works of local artisans and other collectibles. Plenty of good food and family fun will round out the day.
Beginning January 14 and every Saturday and Sunday in January the 4th Annual Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise will offer up classic comfort foods in twelve, locally owned restaurants. Cruise from inviting restaurant to restaurant as you enjoy stunning scenery and great authentic comfort foods. The menu ranges from all-time favorites like Mac & Cheese to local favorites like Jack’s Steak House famous Cabbage Soup. No need to worry about those New Year’s Resolutions. Along the Cruise there are plenty of beautiful spots to stop, take a hike and work off a little comfort food fuel. Best of all, the Comfort Food Cruise brings comfort to others; $5 of every ticket goes directly to local food pantries. Click here for all the details and tickets.
Readers of Ohio Magazine voted Hocking Hills as Ohio’s best outdoor winter getaway. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or a cozy romantic getaway to the bosom of nature’s softer season southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills is the place to find winter comfort.