LOGAN, OH, December 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Ohio's Hocking Hills has long been known for having the kind of stunning scenery, relaxed, unplugged getaways and kick-back cozy cabins that inspire photos, tweets and blogs. But the region's food scene is also getting lots of "likes" and "favorites." And visitors are invited to experience the Hocking Hills' great, casual vibe restaurants and its most popular comfort foods during the first-ever Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise. Complete Comfort Food Cruise, visitor and lodging information is available at www.ExploreHockingHills.com
Spanning two weekends, Jan. 24-25 and Feb. 1-2, each of 10 Hocking Hills restaurants will offer up a sampling of one the area's favorite comfort foods. Travelers are invited to cruise the Hocking Hills area, stopping at each restaurant to enjoy a different comfort food, all of which were selected by Twitter and Facebook fans. The winning comfort foods visitors can try along the way include: cinnamon rolls; biscuits and gravy; vegetable soup; grilled cheese, meatloaf; macaroni and cheese; pizza; chicken and dumplings; brownies and chocolate ice cream. Comfort Food Cruise tickets are $15 and include one comfort food at each stop. $5 from each ticket supports local food banks. No restaurant reservations are needed but tickets are required in order to receive the featured complimentary comfort food. Participating stops include:
- Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
- Hocking Hills Dining Lodge
- Pearl's Diner
- Ralph's Ice Cream
- The Boot Grill
- M&M Family Diner
- The Ridge Inn Restaurant
- Millstone BBQ
- Olde Dutch Restaurant
In between stops -- or after their cruise -- travelers are encouraged to enjoy even more of the Hills beauty and experiences. They can work up an appetite or walk off a full stomach while they snap photos of Old Man's Cave, the spot that legend says hermit Richard Rowe once called home. Visitors can also enjoy the area's fresh air and spectacular winter landscape with an easy hike to Ash Cave or a longer trek to Cedar Falls or around Conkle's Hollow - or any of the area's many other gorgeous natural features.
Located 40 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio's Hocking Hills region offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that make every day feel like Saturday, with plenty of Admission: FREE activities. The region boasts a wide variety of affordable lodging, from camping, cabins and cottages to hotels and inns. In addition to hiking trails, parks and forests, the Hocking Hills is the zipline capital of the Midwest, with 50 ziplines being offered via three distinct guide services. Unique gift and antique shops, canoeing, horseback riding, golf, spas and more add to the allure of the Hocking Hills as the perfect place to unplug. Complete traveler information is available at ExploreHockingHills.com or 1-800-Hocking (800-462-5464).