Hocking Hills is a beautiful place any season of the year. Travelers and visitors come to see the rolling hills, beautiful changing of the leaves in fall, cascading waterfalls all year round and beautiful landscape. When rain comes, it can feel like a wash on doing all the fun outdoor activities. Don’t let a bit of rain stop you from enjoying all that Hocking Hills has to offer.
Go Explore a Museum
One of the best ways to enjoy Hocking Hills when it rains is to take in some art and history. The Columbus Washboard Factory is the only one of its kind left in the United States. Learn the history of the washboard, why it is significant to Hocking Hills and see some historical artifacts. Not a fan of ancient history? Try something quirky by visiting a large collection of pencil sharpeners at the Pencil Sharpener Museum. This unique collection started more than 20 years ago and features over 3,400 pencil sharpeners.
Get ‘Blown’ Away
Jack Pine started his hand blown glass studio and gallery over 20 years ago in the heart of Hocking Hills. Nothing is better on a rainy day than seeing a true artist at work. During studio hours, check out live demos free and open to the public. Afterwards, there is a gallery featuring Jack’s handiwork. Not satisfied to while away the hours ‘pining’ over existing pieces? Create one of your own by booking time in the studio to blow your own glass ornament or piece to bring home as a memento of your time at this one-of-a-kind studio.
Wine and Dine
For those who love some fine wine, there are plenty of choices in the area. Stop by Rockside Winery in Lancaster. Sample wines from local grapes and stay in the tasting room awhile to chat or listen to live music on Saturdays. Hocking Hills Winery never disappoints in Logan. Family-oriented, this vineyard produces 12 tons of grapes each year. Attend various annual events or learn about the wine-making process at this beautiful winery in the heart of Hocking Hills.
Hocking Hills Candleworks lets guests mix and match fragrances to create a personalized candle. Book a stained glass workshop at the Art Glass Studio on weekends. Cooking classes are also available to learn new recipes or ways of cooking at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls. Check into their accommodation and stay for a while as you explore the area. .
For visitors who prefer a bit of shop-til-you-drop, check out a rainy day blues buster at Logan Antique Mall. Not only does downtown Logan offer some shops but this large mall has over 100 retailers selling jewelry, books, and more. Buy a souvenir to take home or try a few of the other malls in the area unique to Hocking Hills including Hocking Hills Craft Mall and Midwest Glass Outlet.
Hop N Indoor Fun
Hop N is a great place for fun and indoor entertainment in Hocking Hills. With over 2,500 square feet of space, the entire facility is kid (and adult) friendly. Check out the Video Game Lounge with TVs and projectors, games, and rigs for VR fun. Stop by for inflatable fun for kids of all ages, bounce houses, slides, toys, and more. Book ahead for a party or stop by to enjoy it at the last minute as plans change.
Don’t let a rainy day wash out your plans for fun in Hocking Hills. Try one of the many activities waiting for you in this beautiful location in the heart of Ohio. Even if you don’t want to head out, stay in one of the many beautiful accommodations by a fireplace, reading, playing games, going to the spa or taking a nap. All are great ways to spend time in the ‘great indoors’ of Hocking Hills.