There are so many unique hands-on activities and workshops…the possibilities are endless. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite things. 

Touch The Earth Adventures is an outdoor adventure experience created by Mimi Morrison to inspire people to be in tune with our Earth through hiking, kayaking and cycling expeditions. Enjoy daytrips and birding by kayak, full moon paddles, and sunrise or sunset paddles. Women’s workshops on hiking, kayaking, and backpacking are also available. For more information, visit or call (740) 592-3496 for dates, pricing, and reservations.

Old Bear’s Den Photography offers personal photography sessions, including a guided tour and history of Hocking Hills. These sessions are both fun and educational combining nature and photography. Eric will conduct both half and full day workshops and has said “Glenlaurel would be a fantastic place to hold your private session. The scenery is astounding and changes with each season.” Visit his site for more information, or call (740) 380-2039.

Bead Making at Liquid Light Fine Arts Workshops – Bead making classes offered for beginners. No experience needed. One-hour classes offered by appointment. (740) 385-1384.

Candle Making – Create your own sot candle at Christmas Treasures. Call for pricing and class times, (740) 385-9537 or (877) 385-9537.  

Glass Blowing Classes – Visit Jack Pine Studios. They offer classes and demonstrations on glass blowing. Located off State Route 180 between Glenlaurel and Laurelville and it is worth a visit! Call (740) 332-2223 or visit their website to confirm hours of operation.