Old Man’s Cave: The Story Behind the Name

Old Man's Cave Upper Falls

As a gal that likes to research, I looked up Old Man’s Cave on the internet to find out more about it before we headed to Hocking Hills. There are many fables, stories, and legends that surround the naming of the cave and I, a travel writer that wanted to know the truth behind the legend, was excited to have the pleasure of meeting Naturalist Pat from Hocking Hills State Park on a recent visit to the area. Just as we were heading down the trail to Old Man’s Cave,…

7 Gorgeous Places You Won’t Believe Exist in Ohio

Places you won't believe exist in Ohio

Ohio has something for everyone. Seriously. Love the beach? We’ve got them. Love American history? Check. Love checking out movie locations? Done. Here are seven gorgeous places you won’t believe exist in Ohio – but totally do.  Think about every movie or television show you’ve seen. Now, think about how many of the characters hail from the Midwest, especially Ohio. Maybe it’s because we live in Ohio and always catch the reference to the Buckeye State, but it’s a very common scenario. Leave it to Beaver ‘s very own Ward Cleaver was…

Caves Worthy of a Hike in Hocking Hills

Two separate trips to Hocking Hills. Two separate visits to two separate caves, each one as beautiful as the other in its own way. Both have waterfalls when it’s rained, both have picturesque views worthy of framing. Both have hiking and walking trails surrounding each. If you’ve never visited, here’s the scoop on what makes Ash Cave and Old Man’s Cave¬†worthy of a visit and why you need to make a visit to each. Ash Cave On our very first visit to Ash Cave, we couldn’t have picked a more…

Hiking in Hocking Hills: Old Man’s Cave

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  We’d never visited Hocking Hills until last year, if you can believe it! And today? We’re going back for Ohio Brew Week. I wanted to share this photo from our hike to Old Man’s Cave and the beauty of the park. The cave system and trail is a great way to grab some exercise and beautiful photos- and the scenery is so beautiful. I’ll be posting on social media all this weekend, so if you’ve never been to Hocking Hills or have been and just want to see what…

Sunday Snapshots: Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills, Ohio #SundaySnapshot

Old Man's Cave

In your travels, have you ever visited a spot that had so much hype from the locals that you felt like there was no way it could live up to its publicity? Before we visited Hocking Hills in Ohio, that’s exactly what I thought of Old Man’s Cave- until I visited myself! Old Man’s Cave is the perfect example of nature at its finest, and Hocking Hills State Park gets the privilege of being its home. This shot was taken during our hike through the Upper Falls/Upper Gorge area and…