5 Hocking Hills Winter Activities to Embrace the Cold

While some of us hibernate for winter, others embrace the cold with open arms. Those of us who love winter can’t wait to shred the snow while skiing or snowmobiling. This leaves those of us who would rather fly south for the winter searching for a way to dispel those winter blues. One of the best ways to keep those winter blues at bay is by planning fun activities that allow you to appreciate the season’s splendor. Ohio’s Hocking Hills is one of the best spots in the state for winter adventures such as hiking, ice skating, sledding, and ice fishing. All of these activities are easily accessible when you stay at one of our Chalets in Hocking Hills. So, zip up your jacket, grab your gloves, and lace up your boots; there are Hocking Hills winter activities waiting to be discovered!

  1. Hocking Hills Winter Hiking

The most popular Hocking Hills winter activity is the hiking trails available throughout the parks year-round. Winter is one of the best times to hit the trails and see the natural beauty of snowy caves and frozen waterfalls. Our favorite winter hiking areas are Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Conkle’s Hollow, and Whispering Cave.

  1. Ice Skating and Sledding

If you are looking for classic family-friendly activities during your getaway, then we recommend spending a day ice skating or sledding. Lake Logan is a favorite spot for ice skating, surrounded by scenic snowy forests. Lake Hope State Park is full of rolling hills that offer the perfect location for fast-paced sledding. 

  1. Ice Fishing

Lake Logan is one of the best fishing lakes in Ohio. The 400-acre lake is home to northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. But, if the lake is too crowded, there are many fishing spots nearby. You can find more ice fishing opportunities at Old Man’s Cave, Lake Hope, and Tar Hollow.

  1. Stargazing

The dark skies in the Hocking Hills provide the best area for stargazing in the state year-round. With light pollution concealing the stars for most Americans, it’s a treat to see the night sky in its full glory. Visit the John Glenn Astronomy Park and view the night sky with the large telescope found at the observatory. Or observe the stars right outside your secluded cabin with Chalets in Hocking Hills.

  1. Sauna Pods

The Sauna Pods available through Chalets in Hocking Hills are the perfect place to warm up after a long day of Hocking Hills winter activities. A sauna pod is a barrel-shaped cedar sauna with fish-eye windows facing beautiful winter scenery. You can reserve our sauna pods for one hour, two hours, or full-day access. 

A Winter Retreat in Ohio’s Hocking Hills

Our Chalets in Hocking Hills are situated in secluded, wooded areas of the Hocking Hills Region, perfect for accessing winter adventures in the parks. Whether you are traveling for a family vacation or romantic getaway, we have you covered. We have over 50 unique cabins to choose from, so you are sure to find a property to suit your needs. Kick back and enjoy the warmth of the fireplace and choose one of our add-on packages to enhance your stay. Embrace the cold in Ohio’s Hocking Hills this winter!