Ohio December 27, 2015
13 Spots In Ohio That Will Drop Your Frozen Jaw This Winter
Although we’ve yet to experience a notable snowfall, we know that winter in Ohio can be stunningly beautiful. There are several parks, forests and other destinations that are just as beautiful to see during the winter months as they are to explore during the spring, summer and fall months. The following are 13 stunningly beautiful places in Ohio that we think you should take the time to get out and see this winter after you’ve had enough cabin fever.
1. Old Man’s Cave (Hocking Hills State Park)
Ohio's favorite hiking spot transforms into a magical winter wonderland during the winter months. Frozen waterfalls, snow covered trees and eerie caves abound. (Pictured: The bridge over the Devil's Bathtub.)
2. Lake Erie
A frozen Lake Erie during the winter months is an unbelievably stunning sight to behold.
3. Hayden Falls (Columbus)
This semi-secret urban waterfall is a beautiful spot to visit in the winter when it has frozen.
4. Mill Creek Park (Youngstown)
Youngstown is home to the second largest metropark in the U.S. (after Central Park in New York City), and it's unbelievably gorgeous in the winter.
5. Ohio Amish Country
Ohio's Amish Country is still a heartwarming sight to behold, even during the cold winter months. (Pictured: Mt. Hope.)
6. Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve (Yellow Springs)
This beloved gorge is unbelievably beautiful in the winter. Observe frozen falls, unique rock formations and stunning snow covered trees along this favorite hiking trail.
7. Salt Fork State Park
One of Ohio's largest state parks in Guernsey County, Salt Fork State Park, looks magical in the wintertime.
8. Five Rivers MetroParks (Dayton)
Pictured is a frozen Patty Falls at Englewood MetroPark.
9. Cascade Park (Elyria)
Within the Lorain County Metro Parks, you'll find this beautiful park. Pictured is a halfway frozen East Falls.
10. Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Ohio's own national park is also breathtakingly beautiful during the winter months.
11. Rocky River Valley (Cleveland Metroparks)
Even in the valleys and low points, winter in Ohio is still beautiful.
12. Marblehead Lighthouse (Marblehead)
This beloved lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie is just as captivating in the winter months with frozen waves as it is in the summer with crashing waves.
13. John Bryan State Park
Explore Clifton Gorge and other areas of this beautiful state park in the winter for a magical winter wonderland hiking experience.
What other places are there in Ohio that are stunningly beautiful in the winter? Share your experiences and photos with us in the comments below!