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Apr 22 (Sun)
Apr 23 (Mon)
Apr 24 (Tue)
Apr 25 (Wed)
Apr 26 (Thu)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
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Wildlife

8:45 am meet. 9:00 am depart on hikes. Start off 2018 TrailFest Celebration just right. Each year, prior to the official opening of the festivities, Hiking In to the Buckeye TrailFest location has been offered. Make sure to join in on the fun this year as John Rethman and Byron Guy guide us through hiking the ENTIRE Old Mans Cave Section of The Buckeye Trail.......

Cost: TBA

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 513-505-6698

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 25 (Wed)
Apr 26 (Thu)
Apr 27 (Fri)
Apr 28 (Sat)
Apr 29 (Sun)
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Festivities start on April 25th in the evening with -A Shared Vision: A Land Managers Roundtable- hosted by the North Country National Scenic Trail and the US National Park Service. Thursday, April 26th - Pre-registration hikes are 1) AM Hike A: The Grandma Gatewood Trail: Upper Falls to Ash Cave, 6 miles, Moderate. 2) PM Hike B: Boch Hollow State Nature Preserve,......

Cost: $55-85/entire event

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 25 (Wed)

3:00-6:00 pm Registration. 7:00pm - NPS Roundtable - A Shared Vision: A Land Managers Roundtable - Dining Hall, Camp Oty Okwa.

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Apr 25 (Wed)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

Apr 26 (Thu)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

9:30 am Arrive at Camp Oty Okwa - Restrooms are available at the large, white barn at the entrance to camp and at the dining hall near the shelter where we will meet for our 10:00 am hike to Split Rocks. Meet your leader, Heather Stehle (and her elementary-age sons), at the shelter near the flagpole between 9:30 - 10:00 am. Heather is a local resident, Director......

Cost: $10 - Family Day Only/limit 5

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 26 (Thu)
Outdoor Activity
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration. 7:30-9:00 am - Breakfast/Lunch to go. All Day - Hiking Activities and NCTA Board Meeting 4:00pm - Happy Hour - Gazebo Area 4:30pm - Speaker Backpacker Magazines GET OUT MORE Tour Ambassor, Randy Propster, 75 minute Backpacking Skills and Techniques. 6:00pm - Supper 7:00-9:00pm - Evening program with NPS Awards and Intro......

Cost: $25-55 per person

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

10:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

Apr 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

8:30 pm The full moon of April is known as the -Pink Moon- but do not think it will turn pink. Find out the reason for the name while enjoying the trail at night on this 1.5-mile hike. Wear sturdy hiking boots / shoes. Meet at the Lodge.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

3:30 - 4:30 pm Take a reptile quiz to test your reptile IQ and meet a special guest. Ongoing in the Lodge Lobby.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

8:00am - 8:00pm - Registration. 7:30-9:00am - Breakfast/Lunch to go. All Day - Hiking Activities and Little Cities of the Black Diamonds Tour. 9:00-9:50am - Moderated Discussion: Building support for our trails: Best practices from trail advocates. 9:00-10:30am - Hands-on Workshop: Citizen Science on the BT with Joe Brehm, Rural Action Environmental Education......

Cost: $35-65 per person

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 27 (Fri)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

6:00 - 8:00 pm. Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16+ must present a valid fishing license. Meet at the Lake Hope dam. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 27 (Fri)
Apr 28 (Sat)
Apr 29 (Sun)
Family Oriented
Arts/Music/Film

7:00 pm ticket office opens. 8:15 pm approximately movies start. Avengers: Infinity War Action / Adventure (PG-13) Also Black Panther Action / Adventure (PG-13)

Cost: $4-8 per person

Contact: Skyview Drive-In, Phone: 740-653-5517

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Family Oriented
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

2:00 pm Join the naturalist for a 1.5-mile hike to enjoy the blooming of our woodland spring wildflowers. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

9:00 am. Search for feathered migrants on this leisurely walk through the camp ground. Some binoculars provided. Meet at the Nature Center. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 28 (Sat)
Apr 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

7:00am - 4:00pm - Registration. 7:30-9:00 am - Breakfast/Lunch to go. All Day - Hiking Activities, Family Day sponsored by Crane Hollow Nature Preserve and Little Cities of the Black Diamonds Tour. 9:00-9:50am - Presentation: 30 Days in the Wilderness with Derrick Passe, Kekekabic Trail Chapter, NCTA. 9:00-11:00am - Workshop: NCTA Trail Crew Leader Training......

Cost: $35-65 per person

Contact: The Buckeye Trail Association, Phone: 740-394-2008

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 3 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

9:00 am. Join the naturalist and explore Cedar Falls. You will discover the natural and cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the trail head.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Distance from Old Man's Cave: about a mile
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

Apr 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Saturdays in April Come celebrate spring and the annual display of wildflowers and the arrival of migratory birds. We will hike a variety of trails throughout the park to appreciate these plant and avian beauties. Visit us at the Nature Center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Burr Oak State Park, Phone: 740-767-2981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 28 (Sat)
Apr 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

1:00 - 3:00 pm Both days. Prepare to celebrate May Day in a traditional fashion as you make a simple cardboard basket to give to someone special. Ages 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 27 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 28 (Sat)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

1:00 - 4:00 pm Price is per Person or per Parent/Child Duo. Science and art come together in this family friendly workshop. Participants will learn about clay how it goes from the ground to the kiln. Using locally harvested clay from our region participants will create original art pieces. The geology of Southeast Ohio, rich with deposits of clay and shale,......

Cost: $30/member, $35/nonmember

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 28 (Sat)

Call for times. 8-9 hours. Skill Level: Beginner. This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRAs rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
Apr 28 (Sat)

Call for times. 4 Hours. Skill Level: Intermediate. This course teaches safe gun handling and is conducted in the classroom only. This course introduces students to the NRAs three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of unintended discharges of a firearm; handgun, rifle and shotgun parts and operation; ammunition components; how to unload specified......

Cost: $65.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
Apr 28 (Sat)

Call for times. Day 1 - 8-hour course, Day 2 - 6-hour course. Skill Level: Intermediate. Prerequisites: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection......

Cost: $225.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
Apr 28 (Sat)

1:00 - 5:00 pm. Now that you have your Concealed Handgun License (CHL) the next step is to learn how to safely draw your gun from a holster in a defensive situation. Pistol Skills I is a must for those that actually carry each day or for those that need to guild further confidence so they will choose to carry each day. Skill Level is Intermediate. You must......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
Apr 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

8:30 am Several Audubon Society birders will lead a birdwatching walk through the various forest, prairie, wetland and riparian habitats at AOAs Marsha Schneider Preserve.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Phone: 334-399-2345

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 25 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

Apr 28 (Sat)

Call for times. 8-hour course. Skill Level: Intermediate. Prerequisites: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
Apr 28 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Soapmaking Workshop with Jane Hill of Harleys Soaps. Join us for one of our most popular workshops. Learn how to make cold process castile soaps. You will take home a reusable mold and one pound of soap. You will get to choose from a variety of fragrances and colors to make your soap.

Cost: $40/45 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 28 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

6:00 - 9:00 pm VIP Hour at 5:00 pm Hocking College Foundations 2nd Annual spring Gala is a night of art, music and fine dining to raise money for the Hocking College General Scholarship. Join us as we feature the students and faculty of the Hocking College Art, Design and Marketing, Music Management and Culinary Arts academic programs. Guests will have the......

Cost: Call for Info

Contact: Hocking College, Phone: 740-753-3531

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Sat and Wed. 4-7pm Thu Saturdays - Year Round. Wednesdays - April/December. This is one of the areas most celebrated institutions. The first market, held on a summer day in 1972, drew participation from three producers the following week, there were five. That summer, market participation peaked at a dozen vendors, mostly vegetable......

Cost: Free event

Contact: Athens Farmers Market, Phone: 740-593-6763

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 26 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented

Apr 28 (Sat)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

9:00 am Scarlet Tanager Hike at the bishop Educational Gardens. Meet in the field Parking Lot near Entrance. Free Program. Bring Binoculars. More Details to come.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lilyfest, Phone: 740-385-3016

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 9 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 28 (Sat)
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. with Aniko Zala of Wild Origins there are so many gentle and powerful herbs that can bring balance to the nervous system and help calm the mind when we experience anxiety or have trouble falling asleep. In this class we will discuss and sample herbal remedies that can be used to manage anxiety, stress and insomnia. At the end of the class......

Cost: $40 per person

Contact: Keller Market House, Phone: 740-277-6305

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 20 miles
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 28 (Sat)
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Jun 17 (Sat)
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

12:00 - 5:00 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat $5.00 Free admission on Wednesdays Members and Children under 12 are Free Modern Quilts – Designs of the New Century. Modern quilts mean different things to different people. Experience the power of modern quilts firsthand in this exhibit of innovative and inspiring quilts that represent the best modern quilts......

Cost: $5/adults except Wed

Contact: Dairy Barn, Phone: 740-592-4981

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 24 miles
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film

Apr 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

8:00 pm. Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the moon. Meet at the shelter house. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

4:00 - 6:00 pm. Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or perfect your skills. Meet at the Archery Range across the road from the shelter house. Equipment provided. Lake Hope Nature Center is open Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Closed on April 1st and April 29th.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 12 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest

Apr 29 (Sun)

On Guard Defense offers instructor-led training that consists of a minimum of 6 hours of classroom instruction followed by 2 hours on the range. Classes are designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced shooters and includes instruction on: 1) Essential gun safety rules. 2) Different types of pistols and which one is best for you. 3) The basics of......

Cost: $125.00 / per person

Contact: On Guard Defense, Phone: 740-596-1984

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 8 miles
Apr 29 (Sun)
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

1:00 - 4:00 pm. Check into the lower level to receive your scavenger hunt for the day. Work individually or as a group to find and photograph the items at Alley Park. Return to the Nature Center by 4:00 pm to receive a prize based on how many items you found.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Alley Park, Phone: 740-687-6651

Distance from Old Man's Cave: approximately 17 miles
Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife

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