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Celebrate the Valentine's season with a Sweetheart's Hike at Ash Cave

Ash Cave
Ash Cave
courtesy Hocking Hills State Park

Clevelanders seeking a truly unique and unusual way to celebrate the Valentine's season that will also allow them to commune with nature should consider taking their significant other on the Sweetheart's Hike being offered by Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio on Saturday, February 15.

Sweetheart's Hike Being offered from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., your evening begins at the Ash Cave parking lot where you will be met by an Ohio State Park Naturalist who will lead groups on a leisurely 1/4 mile stroll to Ash Cave, the largest recess cave in the state of Ohio. The hike will take approximately 30 minutes and there will be several stops along the way.

Upon arrival to the cave, visitors will be able to enjoy a cozy fire and free refreshments like cookies and hot chocolate.

While the hike is being called a Sweetheart Hike, you do not have to be a spouse or a date. Children and grandchildren are also welcome on this seasonal, family-friendly stroll amidst nature's winter wonderland.

Make sure you wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

Cost of the Sweetheart Hike is free. Parking is also free.

For those visitors wishing to stay overnight, check out the Holiday Inn Express in Logan. Rates start at $100.32 per night (depending on room type). Call 888-465-4329 for exact pricing or to make reservations. The Holiday In Express is located at 12916 Grey St. in Logan, Ohio.

For more information about the Sweetheart Hike or about Hocking Hills State Park call 740-385-6841 or get online at

Hocking Hills State Park - Ash Cave (parking lot) is located at State Route 56 in Logan, Ohio. Logan is 190 miles from Cleveland. It's a bit of a drive (3 hours) but definitely worth it for a notable holiday experience.

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