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Tips for birding Hocking Woods Nature Center
At the Hocking Woods Nature Center, located at Hocking College, there are two ponds, a small ephemeral stream, and it is adjacent to the Hocking River. There are many trails to hike over acres and acres of forested unglaciated hills. The center actively feeds the birds, observations can be made from outside and through viewing windows inside. The nature center is operated by Hocking College and is mostly student-run, used as a training facility for natural resource students interested in developing their skills and knowledge in nature center operations.
From Ron Cass
About Hocking Woods Nature Center
Beneficial as a tourist attraction as well as a learning environment for Hocking College students, the Hocking Woods Nature Center features an interpretive building, wildlife habitats, ponds, walkways, feed stations and seasonal programming for the public, groups of school children and scout troops. Students in the college’s Natural and Historical Interpretation program use the Center to design activities, learn about the eco-system, and provide care for injured birds in the Raptor Rehab Center.
From Hocking Woods Nature Center webpage
About Hockhocking Adena Bikeway at Hocking College
The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway is an enticing attraction to people of the southeastern Ohio community, especially the students of Hocking College. Beginning and ending directly on campus, the 19-mile paved path provides an easily accessible outlet for students, faculty, and staff to exercise and explore.
Visitors not only enjoy the path’s flourishing nature and wildlife scene, but many are fascinated by the area’s ancient origin. The rich history of the path is embedded in its name. “Hockhocking,” which means “bottleneck” or “twisted,” was the native Indian name for the Hocking River; and Adena reflects the history of the Adena Indians who lived in the Hocking Valley more than 2,000 years ago.
From Hocking College website