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Hocking Hills Volunteer Vacations offer unique traveler experience, opportunity to give back

The Hocking Hills Tourism Association has partnered with the staff and Friends of Hocking Hills and Lake Hope State Parks to create Hocking Hills Volunteer Vacations.

 
 
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PRLog - April 24, 2012 - LOGAN, Ohio -- Logan, OH USA -- The Hocking Hills Tourism Association has partnered with the staff and Friends of Hocking Hills and Lake Hope State Parks to create Hocking Hills Volunteer Vacations.  The trips allow visitors to enjoy a richer experience in Ohio's spectacular Hocking Hills, while helping to preserve one of the Midwest's most cherished natural resources.  Travelers will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with trained park naturalists and local experts in natural resource stewardship at both Lake Hope and Hocking Hills State Parks.  

Travelers can visit www.1800Hocking.com and click on the Visitor Info button for details.  Volunteer travelers are asked to sign up for the volunteer opportunity of their choice by emailing executivedirector@friendsofhockinghills.org or calling (877) 403-4477. They can also use www.1800Hocking.com to book lodging or a packaged getaway, as well as to research dining options and other activities in the area.  

A different volunteer activity will be offered one Saturday each month, with the following schedule:
•   April 14:  Beautification day, featuring installing decorative plantings at Lake Hope State Park
•   May 19:  Beautification day, featuring installing decorative plantings at Hocking Hills State Park
•   June 23:  Hocking Hills State Park Trail Improvements and Maintenance
•   July 21:   Lake Hope State Park, Trail Improvements and Maintenance
•   Aug. 11:  Improvements to the Hocking Hills State Park Archery Range
•   Sept. 15:  Hocking Hills State Park Trail Improvements
•   Oct. 6:  Lake Hope State Park Trail Improvements
•   Nov. 17:  Assisting with Holiday special events

Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, Hocking Hills offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of Admission: FREE activities. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns.  In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the Canopy Tour Capital of the Midwest, with more than 30 ziplines.  Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug.    Complete traveler information is available www.1800Hocking.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).
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