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Exploring Hocking Hills: A Columbus Day Trip

Looking to soak up some great outdoors during your Columbus visit? There are natural wonders right in the Capital City’s backyard. Hocking Hills, located just 45 minutes southeast of Columbus, is one of the most scenic spots in the state and includes…

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A Multi-Generational Girls Getaway in the Hocking Hills

This post is written by Robbie Banks, Senior Visitor Experience Manager for Experience Columbus and program manager for the Greater Columbus Tourism Ambassador Program. My mother, three sisters and five nieces recently spent a weekend in Hocking…

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How to Ride a Real Jet Pack!

A few weeks ago, I traveled southeast of Columbus to Lancaster to a quiet lake set among rolling hills. I didn't quite believe that what I was going to see was real. Jet Pack Water Adventures advertises that people can actually hover 30 feet in the…

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Climbing and Rappeling the Hocking Hills!

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…

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Glenlaurel Scottish Country Inn - A Hocking Hills Retreat

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…

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Hocking Hills Canopy Tours Adds New Kids Zip!

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…

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Canoe under the moon in Hocking Hills

Looking for something a little different to do? The warmer weather and the longer days provide a perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the scenery. The Hocking Valley Canoe Livery in Logan, Ohio offers several canoe trips that are affordable…

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