Hocking Hills State Park was our 3RD and final stop on our Fall Color Trip. What a Grand Finale to an already beautiful trip! The campground sat sprawled on several lengths of the high ridge and there were just 5 sites available when we arrived. Again – it was only Wednesday! The folks to the right of us who pulled in just after we did were from Texas and the folks on the left were from Florida! They both pulled out the following morning to continue their separate journeys and were replaced by folks from Delaware and fun folks from Columbus! Every day there were trailers moving in and out!
H rolled his decision dice and we headed for Circleville to revisit the 120th Anniversary of the World Famous Pumpkin Show. Each time that we have visited this festival it has grown bigger and bigger. Now it takes up most of the entire downtown area. The mammoth display of every variety of pumpkin and squash and gourds took up one entire block with a Pumpkin Tree in the middle. If you look past the tree in the photo – you can see the huge blob of pumpkin that won the 1ST prize, weighing in at over
|Old Mans Cave|
Hocking Hills is located on 2,356 acres and has gained an international reputation for its impressive waterfalls, gorges, vistas, bountiful wildlife and recreational opportunities. There are 6 non-contiguous natural areas in this diverse park. We ”hiked” 3 of those 6 - Old Man’s Cave named for its early 1800’s occupant, Cedar Falls which pumps the greatest water volume of the Hocking County waterfalls, and Ash Cave, the largest recess cave east of the Mississippi River.These old folks are worn out now! Our old legs are not used to that up and down all those steep stairways and rocky pathways! It’s time to head home. It’s time to prepare for this winter’s voyage. That time will come soon enough! See you then!