Friday, January 25, 2008

Hocking Hills Launches One-of-a-Kind Wildlife Encounters Package

From a kayak trip at dusk to watch a beaver colony at a close-up vantage point to feeding a hummingbird by hand, the new Hocking Hills Wildlife Encounters Package features some of the region’s most unique and unforgettable wildlife experiences. Neatly packaged to offer a truly memorable getaway, the Hocking Hills Tourism Association (HHTA) today unveiled the brand-new Wildlife Encounters getaway package, which is available both weekends and mid-week, beginning May 1, 2008.

Starting at just $193 per person, this extraordinary package includes:
Two nights accommodations in choice of select hotel, inn, B&B or cabin
Wildlife encounter with beavers in their natural environment via canoe or Kayak
Opportunity to feed hummingbirds by hand at Lake Hope State Park (this element available June 18-August 31, 2008)
Complimentary hummingbird feeder and instructions for luring hummingbirds to your own landscape
Close-up visit with birds of prey, snakes and other reptiles
Taxes where applicable
Package price starts at $193 per person, based on four people or $235 per person based on double occupancy
The tour requires a minimum of four people booked during the same dates
An $80 per person surcharge will apply for tours with less than four people
Package price determined by lodging selection and dates of travel

Package reservations are available via Hocking Hills Travel by calling 1-800-824-3598. Additional details and complete area visitor information is available online at or by calling 1-800-HOCKING. Website visitors will uncover specifics of the deals offered by inns, cabins, cottages, hotels and attractions in the Hocking Hills area. Some restrictions and blackout dates may apply, but most offers are good through September 30, 2008.

The Hocking Hills region is located 50 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio and offers some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery and outdoor opportunities. Marked by more than 100 waterfalls, craggy caves, soaring rock faces and rolling hills, the area offers a wealth of activities, events and lodging choices. In addition to outdoor pursuits, the area’s arts, shopping, antiquing and other activities are limitless. More information on the Hocking Hills is available at or toll-free at 1-800-HOCKING.

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