Links to Learn More About the Hocking Hills:
Free Hocking Hills Tourist Info –http://www.hockinghillsinsider.com
Hocking Hills Trail Maps – https://hockinghillsinsider.com/hocking-hills-maps/
Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills guidebook – http://amzn.to/2bXEjAE
Listing of Hocking Hills Activities – https://hockinghillsinsider.com/category/activity/
Hocking Hills Highlights – Kindle Hocking Hills guidebook – http://amzn.to/2cAZG6Q
Lodgings that Accept Pets – http://tinyurl.com/jc5s6w5
34 Ways to See the Hocking Hills – http://tinyurl.com/gktjbqz
50 Activities to Do with Kids in the Hocking Hills – http://tinyurl.com/jl5ytma
How to Do a Hocking Hills Staycation – http://tinyurl.com/jexejqf
Back Cover of “Get Back to Nature” – an adult coloring book inspired by the Hocking Hills of Ohio.
I know that I always like to read the back cover before I purchase a book so I thought you might like to see the front and back cover.
Get Back to Nature – The First Hocking Hills Inspired Adult Coloring Book
Color your Way to Calm – It all starts with Get Back to Nature adult coloring book and a reservation at your favorite place in the Hocking Hills. The Hocking Hills is the perfect place to getaway or have a staycation.
How to Do a Hocking Hills Staycation
15 Ways to Enjoy the Hocking Hills During Your Next Staycation
1. Visit Local Museums – Such as the Pencil Sharpener Museum, the Washboard Factory and Museum and the Hocking County Historical Society
2. Go to a Beach or Pool – Hocking Hills Lodge Pool, Tar Hollow State Park Beach, Lake Logan State Park Beach and the Lake Hope State Park Beach
3. Get the Bike Out – Ride your bike on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, Hocking Hills Mountain Bike Trail, Lake Hope State Park Mountain Bike Trail or the Tar Hollow State Park Mountain Bike Trail
4. Go to a Movie – Movies 10 in Nelsonville where all movies tickets are only $4
5. See a Show – Stuart’s Opera House or Adventure Trek Theater
6. Go Shopping – Hocking Hills Market, Remple’s Grove or the Wind Chime Shop
7. Color with friends or family – Rent a cozy cabin and take “Get Back to Nature” – an adult coloring book inspired by the Hocking Hills of Ohio available at Amazon.com
8. Take a Cruise on a Lake – Lake Logan Marina, Lake Hope Boating, Hocking Hills Canoe Livery or Hocking Hills Adventures
9. Work on Your Golf Game – Adventure Golf at Remple’s Grove, Hocking Hills Mini Golf, Hocking Hills Golf Club
10. Take a Hike – Grandma Gatewoods Trail or one of the many trails at the parks
11. Read a Book – “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills” which is the first and only guidebook for the Hocking Hills or “Hocking Hills Highlight” the only Kindle guidebook for the Hocking Hills – both are available at Amazon.com
12. Ride a Train: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
13. Have a Picnic – after you take a hike at a state park or nature preserve
14. Ride a Horse – Smoke Rise Ranch Resort or others in the Hocking Hills
15. Spend Time with the Kids – Spend quality time in the Hocking Hills making memories with family and friends.
Directions to Old Man’s Cave
From Cleveland, Ohio:
Take I-71 South to Columbus.
Take 270 East toward Wheeling, WV to U.S. 33 East (Lancaster Exit)
Travel East to Logan, Exit on 664 South.
From Columbus, Ohio:
Take U.S. 33 East through Lancaster to Logan, Ohio and then exit onto State Route 664 South.
From Cincinnati, Ohio:
Take I-71 North towards Columbus. Watch for and take State Route 56 East through Mt. Sterling. Continue on State Route 56 East through Circleville and Laurelville to South Bloomingville, Ohio. In South Bloomingville take State Route 664 North approximately 4 miles.
From Toledo, Ohio:
Take I–75 South to Findlay, get on State Route 23 to Columbus. Take I-270 East towards Wheeling to U.S. 33 East (Lancaster Exit). Travel East to Logan and then Exit 664 South.
From Logan, Ohio:
Take 664 South approximately 11 miles to park area.
This is a monthly calendar that you can print out on you computer. I will insert a new coloring image every month. If you work in an office, each person could color it during their lunch hour. Have fun!
I have compiled a list of 50 things that you can do with your kids or grandchildren in the Hocking Hills.
Terri Baker’s third book, “Get Back to Nature” is the only adult coloring book that is inspired by the Hocking Hills of Ohio. She has hand drawn 20 mini posters printed only on one page for colorists to enjoy. Terri Baker has a BFA as a graphic designer and designed the coloring book to complement the two guidebooks she has already written about the Hocking Hills. “Get Back to Nature” is available for purchase at the estore on her website at www.terribakerdesigns.com and also at Amazon.com.
According to Forbes Magazine, “The Adult Coloring Craze Continues and There is No End in Sight”. The phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down. Many colorists report that stress reduction, calmness and relaxation are what drew them to coloring. Other colorists like the creativity and the memories of coloring during their childhood.
Tourists who visit the Hocking Hills and hike three popular state parks in the area can go back to their cabins and color those pages in “Get Back to Nature”. Coloring parties with friends and family are popular pastimes now and they are a great idea and a fun activity to plan during a staycation or getaway in the beautiful Hocking Hills area. Colorists now have a new way to enjoy the beauty that surrounds them when they visit the Hocking Hills.
So to all the colorists out there – don’t forget to pack your colored pencils when you come to the Hocking Hills to enjoy the outdoors and get back to nature.
About Hocking Hills Guidebooks and Terri Baker Designs: Terri Baker published “The Best Kept Secrets of the Hocking Hills” guidebook as a print edition. She then wrote and published a Kindle guidebook entitled “Hocking Hills Highlights”. Both these guidebooks can be purchased at her website at www.hockinghillsinsider.com or at Amazon.com. Her publishing company is Hocking Hills Guidebooks.
The adult coloring book craze shows no signs of stopping. Coloring is known to be a relaxing and calming activity that blends very nicely with the Hocking Hills of Ohio. Coloring parties and groups are forming daily to color together. At www.terribakerdesigns.com there are guidelines on how to plan a coloring party for family and friends who come to the Hocking Hills to color.
“Get Back to Nature” is the only Hocking Hills inspired adult coloring book out there. They can hike Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave and then go to their lodging and color those pages. Coloring is an activity that three generations can enjoy together.
In a day and age where families and friends need quality time spent together, coloring gives them an opportunity to bond together enjoying a fun activity that gets the creative juices flowing. Amazon.com has Sargent 50 coloring pencil sets available for $8.69 so it is also a very economical activity. Of course, there are the top of the line Prismacolor pencils, too. Coloring enthusiasts will know the difference.
Colored Pencil Palette
As an oil painter I learned early on to create a palette of all my colors as I was using them. It was helpful to create the exact shade or tint that I wanted.
Colored pencils are no different. You can use them lightly to make a tint or press harder to make a shade. You can also take those two colors and add black or white to darken or lighten the color.
Many colorists blend colors when they are coloring and having all your colors in front of you while you color can inspire your creativity.
I myself hadn’t colored since my college days. Thank goodness I had a nice range of Prismacolors as they were the top of the line even then. Now there are so many other choices and I will get into those choices in a later article.
For now I wanted to create a “Palette” that anyone could use when they get a new set of pencils or markers to see what the colors look like before you use them.
I am including an actual palette that I created for a cheap set of colored pencils that is a great starter set for anyone who wants to test the waters without a great investment of money.
The set that I purchased was the Sargent Art Colored Pencils a pack of 50. They were $8.29 at the time of my purchase at Amazon. So with the cost of Get Back to Nature you could start a new hobby of coloring for under $20.00. Here is the colored palette for the Sargent set. It shows how it would look lighter with cross hatching and pressing hard to get the darker shade.
I also recommend you get a good pencil sharpener if you don’t already have one. This Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener is only $1.59 at time of writing but it will keep you colored pencils sharp which is necessary when coloring.
I want to provide my readers of this blog many “Freebies” as your reward for checking me out on a regular basis. I grew up with Smokey the Bear and I’m not sure if my grown children would know who Smokey the Bear is.
I came across a small cartoon book provided by the Forest Service. This illustration was in color on the back cover. I just traced it and am providing it as a public service to remind folks to be careful with fire when they are in the woods.
If you have kids or grandchildren it could be a fun activity to color together and talk about fire safety. Enjoy!
This is the PDF that you can print: