The Natural Phenomenon In Cleveland That Only Happens During Wintertime
Have you seen this frozen Cleveland lighthouse? It is common knowledge that water freezes once it becomes cold enough. Roads get slippery and icy as winter arrives, and puddles become frozen mirrors. However, freezing temperatures in Cleveland involve so much more than just these familiar occurrences. Winter in Cleveland brings with it an otherworldly sort of beauty, and locals can’t get enough of it.
Winter in Greater Cleveland can be brutal, thanks largely to the wonders of lake effect snow. However, Lake Erie also gives us a winter wonderland of unrivaled beauty. Have you ever visited this Lake Erie frozen lighthouse? What are your favorite lighthouses in Ohio?
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Winter In Ohio
Where can I go snow tubing in Ohio?
Lighthouses in Ohio are a real sight in the winter but how about something a little more active? Check out these places to go snow tubing in Ohio:
The Bubly Tubing Park: Located within Mad River Mountain Ski Resort in Zanesfield, this spot happens to be the largest tubing park in the state. There are two conveyor belts to bring you up and 10 lanes available to come down.
Valley’s Edge Snowtubing: You’ll find this snowtubing spot over in New Paris. They allow young kids (must be over four years old), so it’s a great spot for the whole family. There are four lanes.
Where can I go snowshoeing in Ohio?
Get even more out of winter in the Buckeye State by heading out for snowshoeing in Ohio:
Cuyahoga Valley National Park: While you may have visited here during the warmer months (it is one of my favorite stops when heading from New York to Indiana), did you know it’s also great in the winter? As long as there are four inches of snow on the ground, you can rent snowshoes and head out on the trails.
Holden Arboretum: Another great spot during warmer weather, this 3,600-acre tree botanical garden in Kirtland also allows snowshoeing in the wintertime. Bring your own or you rent some from the visitor center.
What are the best towns to visit in the winter in Ohio?
Did you love seeing the frozen Cleveland lighthouse? Check out some more winter sights at some of the best towns to visit in Ohio in the winter:
Zoar: Located in Tuscarawas County, this is a great spot during the winter as they have a month-long Christmas event. There are also over 50 historic structures to see as well as a great deal of German culture to absorb.
Loudonville: Just because this town is the Canoe Capital of Ohio, it doesn’t mean there isn’t much to do in the wintertime. Head to Mohican State Park for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. You can also go ice fishing in areas like Clear Fork Gorge and Lyon’s Fall.