“A snapshot of parks in southeast Ohio” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

invite1By Tom Hodson

June 14, 2015

A range of outdoor adventures, a bounty of nature and a variety of summer festivals await visitors to state parks in southeast Ohio, an easy drive from the Pittsburgh area.

Simply put: There’s something to suit just about everyone’s tastes. Here’s a snapshot of four of them:

Hocking Hills State Park

Known for its winter hikes, Hocking Hills is a great escape year-round. The 2,356-acre park is divided into six areas: Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Conkle’s Hollow and Rock House.

A hiker’s paradise, the area features a variety of terrain, from cliffs to gorges. About a 20-minute drive northeast of the park is Lake Logan, where lovers of the outdoors will find swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. Read more