Best Place to Enjoy the Outdoors: Hocking Hills

From the March 28, 2013 edition

Columbus isn’t particularly known for its outdoor playgrounds, but that doesn’t really matter when Hocking Hills is a short car ride away.

From caves to waterfalls to towering sandstone formations, Hocking Hills is impossibly beautiful, stress-shatteringly serene and outrageously fun.

Whether you prefer a quiet evening in a rustically quaint cabin or a rip-roaring ride down a mountain (OK, big hill) on a bike or zipline, Hocking Hills is Columbus’ preferred outdoor destination.

Best Place to Enjoy the Outdoors runners-up: Highbanks Metro Park, Alum Creek State Park

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