Excerpt from a past edition of OhioTraveler
There’s nothing like late summer for glamping. The days are still nice and long, the weather more moderate and the cool, clear nights are perfect for a campfire and star gazing.
According to Glamping.com, “Recently, a global trend has caught fire that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation. It’s called glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no long journey to find a bathroom. Whether you’re staying in a tent, yurt, airstream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, teepee or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.”
Nowhere in the Midwest is there a better place for Glamping than the Hocking Hills. Conveniently located in southeast Ohio, just an hour from Columbus, the Hocking Hills are Ohio’s natural crown jewels.
Long known for the multitude of cabins peppered throughout the Hills amongst the region’s famous parks and forests with prehistoric caves, waterfalls, deep ravines and scenic clifftops, the Hocking Hills was a Glamping mecca before it became a global trend.
In addition to the cabins and lodges there are some really unique lodging options. There’s treehouses, Tipis, Yurts, a Caboose and even Gypsy Wagons. Enjoy hiking, ziplining, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, rock climbing and rappelling during the day then retreat to a little Glamping in a truly unique setting.
In addition to the lovely, lingering late summer weather there’s plenty of fun and festival activity in September. Check out the Ohio Paw-Paw Festival at Lake Snowden in Albany. Test your endurance at the annual Hocking Hills Indian Run. Pick your challenge at this 60k, 40k, 20k, 10k or 5k trail run departing from the Old Man’s Cave Visitor Center. Ohio’s largest free air show will take to the skies at the Vinton County Airport.
The Annual Hocking Hills Artists & Craftsmen Show and Sale will be part of the Hocking Hills Fall Fest in Historic Downtown Logan. In addition to all the wonderful one-of-a-kind works of art the weekend will include live music, food trucks, kid’s activities and a Chili cook off. Historic Downtown Logan is coming back to life with new shops, eateries and performance venues, all conveniently located just a short drive from your Glamping headquarters in the Hocking Hills.
How about a little moonlight adventure? There’s MoonShine Full Moon Zipline Tours, Night Flight Rappelling Adventures and canoeing on the Hocking River under the full moon.
September is still summer so get out and take advantage of the perfect summer Glamping getaway to the Hocking Hills.