Special Kickoff Event: October 20 Hocking Hills Adventure Treks and the Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) will present “The Circle of Life.” This one-of-a-kind guided expedition will lead participants on a hike through the Davis Group of Ancient Earthworks, estimated to be 1,800 to 2,200 years old. An archaeologist will be on hand to provide the history and answer questions about this important historical site.
In addition, Shawnee storytellers, Neeake (Fred Shaw) and Wehyehpihehrsehnhwah (Ron Hatten), will pass down ancient and modern stories and share Indian flute melodies reflecting native beliefs regarding the circle of life and the way back to nature. Neeake is an Olammapise (Truth Teller) of the Shawandasse/
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, fine country inns and even a castle. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the zipline capital of the Midwest, with 50 ziplines being offered via three distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, kayaking and 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)