FLAT. During the last ice age, about three-quarters of Ohio was steamrollered to pancake perfection by glaciers. Ohio takes in nearly 45,000 square miles, yet its highest point is only about 1,000 feet above its lowest. So, yes, flat.
But tucked into Ohio’s southeast corner, near where it touches West Virginia and Kentucky, lies a protected pocket the glaciers never bullied, a densely wooded but thinly populated region of rugged slopes and cool hollows, of spring-fed creeks and cascading waterfalls, known as the Hocking Hills. For years, city dwellers from Columbus, only an hour away, have sought refuge there in retreats hidden among oak, cherry, walnut and hickory forests.
The 'Hocking Hills' is a deeply-dissected area of the Allegheny Plateau in Ohio, primarily in Hocking County, Ohio|Hocking County, that features cliffs, gorges, rock shelters, and waterfalls. The relatively extreme topography in this area is due to the Blackhand Sandstone (so named because of Native American graphics on the formation near Newark, Ohio), a particular formation that is thick, hard and weather-resistant, and so forms high cliffs and narrow, deep gorges.
Most of the more scenic areas of the region are under state ownership, including: * Hocking Hills State Park
Spring always brings the cleaning bug out. Our Hickory
Grove Retreat Cabin has taken its own vacation to get a facelift.
Come see the new stainless steel appliances and granite counter top in the kitchen, new wood
flooring in the living and dining room areas.
In the bathroom new tile flooring, light fixture and new window blinds where
New doors on the bedrooms and wood trim throughout the cabin where also added.
All the walls received creamy white new paint and the exterior doors a nice coco brown.
Last year the cabin got a new screen door and a nice solid front door that now has a new
A new ceiling fan/ light fixture with remote control, and new curtains where added to the
The hot tub has a nice lift assist so that you don’t have to struggle to open and close the
The driveway has even had a little makeup to even out the stone and added drains to help the
water find a new direction in life.
Redecorating has been fun and we hope our customers enjoy the new surroundings. .
Coming soon is the Grand Lodge that will be able to accommodate 8-14 guests for family reunions or just getting together with old
friends. Visit the web site at www.hickorygroveretreat.com to keep up-to-date on the opening.