Come See Stars Like You’ve Never Seen Before!
Not only does the Hocking Hills provide State
Parks and Forests, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing,
hunting, shopping, and dining to keep you busy during the day,
it offers a majestic dark sky filled with stars for your viewing
pleasure. In the evening, sit back and enjoy the stars from your
hot tub, or bring a blanket and find the perfect stop to enjoy
the heavens above you.
Star Light, Star Bright!
One must travel away from the
light pollution of cities and towns to
experience more natural conditions for viewing the night sky.
Under truly dark conditions the sky can present even the
un-aided eye with a spectacular display of stars, planets,
comets, galaxies, and nebulae. There are few places in Ohio
where the sky remains clear and dark, and the Hocking Hills is
one such area. Luckily, this oasis of dark sky exists within
just a day’s drive of almost 50% of the United States!
Getaway Cabins® is a member of the
Dark Sky Association
Every year in August, the
Hocking Hills State Park holds a Star Seekers Shower
Search at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge. Bring a blanket or
your favorite lawn chair and spend a night under the stars.
Watch the Persied Meteor Shower and explore the planets,
comets, and other mysteries of the night sky.
The Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park, along with the
Astronomical Society, have proposed a one-of-a-kind
Astronomy Park to be built within the Hocking Hills State Park.
The combination of the telescopes size and the dark skies over
the Hocking Hills will mean that this observatory will likely
provide the best views of the sky provided by any public
observatory in our state. Watch the
Friends’ website for updates.
Interested in learning more about the starry sky? Just click
on the following links.
Astronomy For Kids
Starry Night Lights