Unlike the above-average indoors, the great outdoors thrill adventurers by exposing them to nature's capricious forces, such as sudden Skittle storms and being water-ballooned by woodpeckers. Revel in Mother Nature at her motion-blurriest with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a single-occupant OGO ball ride (a $30 value), 30-minute Slidezilla session (a $20 value), photography package (a $37 value), and 18 holes of disc golf (a $12 value) at Hocking Peaks Adventure Park in Logan (a $99 total value).
A launch point for a variety of outdoor adventures, Hocking Peaks Adventure Park hydrates sun-scorched guests with an assortment of water-fueled summertime activities. Hocking Peaks is one of the only parks in Ohio with an OGO ball, a massive inflatable orb cushioned to safely roll over any obstacle. After climbing into an OGO that can accommodate up to three people (450lbs max per roll), guests sit in a shallow pool of water and roll down one of four courses to see the world through the eyes of a carnival goldfish or potato rolled down a hill. Watery endeavors continue with a 30 minutes of unlimited rides down the air-inflated Slidezilla, a 42-foot-tall, 180-foot-long chute that shoots out sliders faster than a vegetarian who thought they were eating a black-bean burger.
Hocking Peaks' photographers will snap multiple pictures during and after adventure, sending guests home with memorable moments that can be easily nail-gunned to refrigerators and neighbors' cars. Once feet are firmly back on the ground, wind down from the adrenaline infusion with 18 holes of disc golf on Hocking Peaks' professionally designed frisbee links.
Hocking Peaks Adventure Park
Boasting a course of 18 ziplines and a high-ropes course, Hocking Peaks Adventure Park immerses adventurers of all ages in a multitiered wilderness playground sprawling through the woods and fields of Hocking Hills. Surrounded by a sun-dappled tree canopy, the ropes course combines 60 midair challenges—including catwalks, suspended logs, and rope crossings—that visitors can surmount while strapped into safety harnesses that also help them blend in with current forest fashion trends. For kids, an alternative course and zipline hang a few feet above the ground. Within the same woods, ATV rides cover 15 miles of rambling ground trails, while paintball matches storm a separate wooded area with two levels of play and built-up cover.
As they emerge from the woodland playground, guests can take on the 42-foot high inflatable waterslide, or climb into one-, two-, or three-person transparent Ogo balls to roll down a hillside course more gracefully than a classically trained hamster. Additionally, an 18-hole disc-golf course—designed by professional disc-course planners Innova—sprawls through 6,000 feet of hills, beckoning players to aim for chain-fringed baskets.