Hocking Hills State Park is located about 60 miles southeast of Columbus, OH. It is a series of non-contiguous natural areas, many of which are beautiful alcoves and overhangs carved into shale and sandstone. The result is impressive waterfalls, gorges and vistas. We camped at the Top O’ The Caves campground. From there we were able to hike to Ash Cave, Cedar Falls and to the most popular spot in Hocking Hills, Old Man’s Cave.
Since we were fairly close to Columbus, the capital city of Ohio, we picked a semi-rainy day to make the drive. We toured the Ohio Statehouse which, built in 1861 is still an active state capitol building. Like many other state capitol buildings, in recent years it has been restored to match its original design.
Using the free CBus service, we rode through many areas of the city including the Riverfront Park along the Scioto River and to the Short North Arts District. It was there that we encountered the North Market, an indoor food market with a wide variety of ready to eat foods as well as fresh meats, seafood and vegetables.
Next stop: Akron, Ohio