Friday, June 30, 2017
Oxford, Ohio offers countless opportunities to be active under the sun, and a local favorite is the nearby state park, Hueston Woods. Just a 10-minute drive from Uptown, Hueston Woods State Park is a must-see on your visit to Oxford. Our entire staff enjoy various activities at Hueston Woods, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that may be helpful to you as you plan your memorable summer day trip!
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whether you’re an avid rower or a newbie to the water, don’t miss out on free kayak and canoe excursions every Friday of the summer! Lessons include kayaking/canoeing basics, as well as a guided trip on Hueston Woods’ Acton Lake. Kayak excursions are from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., and canoe excursions are from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.. Space is limited and sign-ups begin at 9:00 a.m. at the marina.
Need a time of renewal with yourself and with nature? Then Hueston Woods’ Nature Yoga is for you! Nature Yoga is led by one of Hueston Woods’ naturalists and includes basic, nature-inspired poses. Classes meet every Friday at 11:00 a.m., outside the Nature Center.
Experience any of Hueston Woods’ 12 hiking rails, ranging from easy to moderate. Trails vary in length and location, but all include beautiful scenery of the park's wildlife. Don't forget to stop along any of the park's many picnic areas for a nice lunch break. With 12 options, you’re bound to find a favorite for the whole family!
Cedar Falls: 0.9 miles, moderate
Sycamore: 0.8 miles, easy
Pine Loop/Cabin: 1.3 miles, moderate
Mud Lick: 2.2 miles, moderate
West Shore: 6 miles, moderate
Sugar Bush: 0.8 miles, moderate
Blue Heron: 0.7 miles, moderate
Big Woods: 0.7 miles, moderate
Hedge Apple: 0.7 miles, moderate
Indian Mound: 0.8 miles, moderate
Gallion Run: 0.7 miles, moderate
Equisetum Loop: 1 mile, moderate
Hueston Woods Lodge
If you’re looking to cool off after a long day in the sun, be sure to check out the Hueston Woods Lodge. The lobby has ample seating available, with rocking chairs lining a floor to ceiling window that overlooks the lake. Or, if you’re hungry, head downstairs to the Trailblazer Dining Room for a fresh meal. And before you leave, be sure to stop in the Trading Post to find yourself a nice souvenir to bring home!
Want even more?
Hueston Woods offers a wide array of fun outdoor actitives, from night hikes and campfires, to reptile shows and fossil expeditions! Check out our online calendar and see for yourself everything our favorite state park has to offer!