FRONTIER TRAIL HIKE AT HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK SET FOR MAY 3|
LOGAN, OH -- Visitors to Ash Cave in Hocking Hills State Park will
walk through 500 years of regional history during the Frontier Trail Hike,
set for noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. The annual hike attracts
thousands of visitors to Hocking County and is sponsored by the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Guides will lead groups of hikers along the wheelchair-accessible
Ash Cave Trail. Costumed interpreters, portraying historic characters from
the region, will greet visitors along the way. Interpreters portraying
Shawnee Indians will talk of their experiences and reveal why they thought
of this area as a magical and mythical place. The colorful character of
Richard Roe, the "Old Man" of Old Man's Cave, will explain why he lived out
his life as a hermit in the cave. Actors dressed as young men from the
federal Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s will describe how they
carved trails through solid rock to create the park as it is known today.
The Ash Cave Trail is approximately one-half mile in length. Groups
will depart from the parking area approximately every 15 minutes. The trail
hike will be held rain or shine, so visitors are urged to come dressed for
Ash Cave is located on State Route 56, approximately 20 miles
southwest of Logan.