A Shopping Adventure

Hocking Hills’ Holiday Treasure Hunt encourages visitors to explore the region

By Corinne Minard

Looking to mix holiday shopping with a weekend getaway? Visitors to Hocking Hills through Dec. 12 can do just that thanks to the region’s Holiday Treasure Hunt.  

To start, shoppers need only download a map from the Explore Hocking Hills website. After visiting and getting stamps from six of the 27 participating shops, participants must submit their map to the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center (13178 state Route 664 South, Logan) to be eligible for a prize. The grand prize includes two nights in a cabin for four, canopy tours for four, canoe tours for four, dinner for four and more.  

However, participants have multiple chances to win because participating shops are also giving away a prize. For example, Homegrown on Main at 65 W. Main St. in Logan is giving a $50 gift certificate. 

“So many people are moving away from giving mass produced of gifts and instead giving locally made presents and gifts of unforgettable experiences,” said Hocking Hills Tourism Association Executive Director Karen Raymore in a press release. “The Hocking Hills is the perfect place to find both. There really is no better gift than one-of-a-kind artwork. It’s a purchase that supports small business and artists. Gift certificates for the assorted attractions, cabins, campgrounds and Inns are also appreciated by all. A getaway to a cozy cottage with a private hot tub is the perfect cure for wintertime cabin fever.”