This week, we're featuring some adventurous and relaxing getaway ideas from the Hocking Hills. Just an hour southeast of Columbus, pairing these two destinations makes for a great summer trip that includes spectacular nature and the pleasures of a big city!
If you've visited central Ohio in the past few years, you've probably been told you HAVE to experience Hocking Hills Canopy Tours (HHCT.) Situated in a beautiful tree- and cliff-filled landscape, HHCT gets your heart pounding from the pure exhilaration of flying through the sky, and the breathtaking scenery. With 10 zip lines and five rope bridges, plus a free-air rappel back to earth, this is an experience to remember. The guides ensure your safety and make you feel comfortable while high above the ground, but also tell you about why the Hocking Hills are such an exceptional natural place.
If you've got a need for speed, HHCT has the Super Zip, as well! Once you climb the 75-foot-tall launch tower, you're attached to the zip cables and can fly "Superman-style" down the line approaching speeds of 50 mph! If you have your wits about you, you'll notice that you're flying right over the Hocking River. And the best part is that you don't even need to worry about slowing down at the end - you're automatically braked to a smooth stop so you can enjoy every moment of your ride.
Dragonfly is a brand-new attraction created by HHTC, which includes eight zip lines for kids ages 5-12. Kids start their journey with adventure bridges and a tunnel. Young zippers can now enjoy the experience just like adults, as they fly from platform to platform taking in the natural beauty of Hocking Hills. Parents will be happy to know that Dragonfly zip line boasts a "continuous-belay" safety system that is the first of it's kind in the zip line industry. This system allows children to stay connected to the cable from start to finish safely - no transferring necessary.
So whether you're 5 or 85, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours has an adventure waiting for you!