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LOGAN, Ohio (WCMH/WJW) — New research found that Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park was not only among the Top 10 state parks in the United States to have grown the most in popularity over the last year, it’s also the most beautiful.
Online travel publication Travel Lens said that Hocking Hills had the sixth largest search increase from 2021 to 2022 with a nearly 71% search growth, according to web search metrics.
In 2022, more than 3.5 million searches were made on Hocking Hills compared to two million in 2021, Travel Lens found.
State Parks growing the most in popularity (From 2021 to 2022)
|Rank||State Park||State||Increase in searches|
|1||Porcupine Mountains Wilderness||Michigan||112.26%|
|3||Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail||Tennessee||86.00%|
|4||Niagara Falls||New York||82.15%|
|7||Island Beach||New Jersey||62.52%|
|10||Franconia Notch||New Hampshire||56.39%|
The outlet also named Hocking Hills one of the five most beautiful state parks in the country through analyzing reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor. Hocking Hills is also among the state parks with the most Instagram posts, ranking third behind Niagara Falls and Valley of Fire.
For more on this research and its methodology, click here.