When Nature Stops You In Your Tracks: Old Man’s Cave In Hocking Hills

As some of you know I’m currently in Hocking Hills Ohio with a few bloggers learning about what the area has to offer. Yesterday’s arrival was a little rough for me. I left my house at 7AM and got here at 4:30 due to lay overs and a missing flight crew (don’t ask).

When I landed I was greeted by my group and we were immediately whisked away to Old Man’s Cave which is part of Hocking Hills State Park. Admission was free and from the parking lot it really doesn’t look like there was much going one. Boy was I wrong.

The full story about how nature carved this little wonder is here

I’m from Queens – Astoria no less. This just didn’t exist in my life. For people who are from more rural areas, I’m sure these pictures are common views. But for me – someone who didn’t even have a patch of grass to run on until I was 30 – the cave practically immobilized me. It was quite literally one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

Here I am frazzled from the travel (which should have taken 1.5 hours mind you) and manic (because… well, that’s just who I am) completely frozen in time. I scanned the cave a dozen times finding new areas of interest over and over again.

(these last few pictures are from online resources – I didn’t take them)

There are five main sections within Old Man’s Cave: Upper Falls, Upper Gorge, Middle Falls, Lower Falls and Lower Gorge.  If you are a hiker THIS is the place to visit. Talk about a view to write home about! To learn more about Old Man’s Cave – click here to visit the Hocking Hills tourism website.

Have you ever visited something like this before?

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