Visitors pass alongside the 15 foot tall Sandstone Bluff, inspired by Hocking Hills sandstone geology, to discover a friendly Wayside Gnome, who welcomes all to My Ohio Woods. As they walk along the 166-foot long bluff, children discover moss, lichens, ferns and fossils. My Ohio Woods captures the essence of the dramatic landforms, towering trees and rugged streams of the Hocking Hills region, providing a place for families to explore their dynamic Ohio landscape again and again.
Water features are available this season through October 3.
Green ManMoss-and fern-laden plant pockets on the bluff hide the face of the Green Man in the rock layers, the mystical creature that oversees all that happens in the woods.
The HeadwatersAt The Headwaters, water trickles and drips along the fern-adorned bluff wall, calling children to touch and explore the spring, rock formations and fossils embedded in the bluff walls.
Sandstone CreekRivulets form at the base of The Headwaters, and water gathers in pools and waterways. Sandstone Creek is the perfect place to paddle barefoot in the shallow pools, float sticks and build dams in the stream, or just cool off.