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spring nature outing #6: ash cave in logan, ohio


WHAT: Spring Nature Outing #6 — Ash Cave in Hocking Hills

WHEN: Wednesday, 5/16 — 10:00a - whenever families need to leave

WHERE: Ash Cave in Logan, Ohio

MEETING LOCATION: Please park in the lot across the street from the entrance to Ash Cave. Families will need to cross the road and make the short, easy hike to the cave where we will meet up as a group.

WEATHER: As of this update the temperatures should be in the low 80s and there is a chance for rain/storms — the hike to Ash Cave and cave itself is well sheltered and we should be fine to hang out in there, but in case of rain, families are not encouraged to continue the hike to the rim of the cave as it is very rocky and can be very slippery when wet.

BRING: Any nature observation tools (net, magnifying glass, hiking stick, binoculars, etc.), nature journaling supplies, flashlight, close-toed shoes/water shoes, beach toys (there is a large sandy area), and a packed lunch! Some families bring an extra change of clothes (just in case) to our Nature Outings — especially for this one since we will have a sandy area and waterfall available to play with/in!

DETAILS: In sticking with cave exploration, let’s take a little drive to Ash Cave in Hocking Hills. It’s a little over an hour away, but completely worth the few extra minutes in the car — feel free to arrange carpools if that works for your family via the Facebook group. The path to the cave is stroller accessible and quite short. Once in the cave, there are places to climb, splash, teeter totter, and run. Let's chat as a group about how this cave compares to the ones we saw earlier in the month?

POLICY REMINDER: Families must stay together — parents are responsible for their own their children at all times. Thanks in advance for understanding.

RSVP: This is very important! We need to know exactly who is coming so we are sure to not leave anyone behind or spend time waiting for a family that isn't coming! PLEASE send a quick email to or respond to the Facebook event and let us know if your family is planning on coming!

Earlier Event: May 9
mama gathering: may