TripAdvisor announced that Ohio’s Hocking Hills has made the Top Ten of its prestigious list of 25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016. According to a press release, other destinations in the top ten ranking include Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Ohio’s Hocking Hills boasts spectacular rock formations, carved eons ago by glaciers, which draw visitors from around the globe to the unique region. An easy, scenic drive from most major cities and only an hour from Columbus, Hocking Hills’ gorgeous waterfalls, soaring cliffs and craggy caves guarantee a relaxing, peaceful escape from the pandemonium of life.
Travelers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Hocking Hills via off-road Segways, horseback, kayak or via zipline canopy tours. Dubbed the “Canopy Tour Capital of the Midwest,” multiple world-class zipline operators offer dozens of different tours. The all-new High Rock Adventures takes travelers on guided eco tours and heart-pounding rappelling trips, giving adventure-seekers a ringside seat for an experience as beautiful as it is exciting.
No visit to the area is complete without a hike to Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Conkle’s Hollow or Cedar Falls. Visitors enjoy the lush, mossy greenery of the Hills in the summer, as well as the picturesque snow-capped trees and magnificent ice formations in the wintertime.
Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio’s Hocking Hills region offers gift and antique shops, artists’ studios and hands-on activities add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns.
For more information, visit www.ExploreHockingHills.com.