The next time you experience a snow day in Ohio and the kids are home, take advantage of the moment and visit one of our state’s incredible winter attractions. You might be surprised to know that there are epic ski resorts, snow tubing parks, and even ice bumper cars awaiting your discovery. The following are what we consider to be the best and most memorable winter day trips in Ohio. See if you agree with our findings!
What are your thoughts on these winter day trips in Ohio? Have you been to any of these winter attractions before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!
If your idea of the perfect winter outing involves hitting the trails, then you're in luck; Ohio offers some of the best winter hiking excursions around. With a little preparation and plenty of warm layers, you'll find that hiking in the Buckeye State in even the coldest weather can make for a truly exhilarating adventure. Wondering where to start? Some of our absolute favorite winter hiking destinations in Ohio include Hueston Woods State Park, Wingfoot Lake State Park, Hocking Hills State Park, Malabar Farm State Park, Mosquito Lake State Park, and Mohican State Park. For specific trails, we'd recommend Old Man's Cave Loop, Horseshoe Falls Trail, South Chagrin Reservation Trails, the Buckeye Trail, East Cohasset Hiking Trail, Clear Creek Metropark Trails, Bedford Reservation Trails, Towpath Trail, Possum Creek Metropark Trial, and Clifton Gorge Trail. Learn more about these wonderful winter hikes in Ohio.
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If you're planning on spending a winter in Ohio, you're in luck. The Buckeye State goes all out when it comes to exciting winter attractions. For proof of this, look no further than the following destinations: the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Wildlights, the Brite Winter Festival, Woodland Lights, Historic Kirtland Nativity Exhibit, PNC Festival of Lights, Winter Sports Center at Kendall Lake, Clifton Mill, Snow Trails Winter Resort in Mansfield, and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park Lights on the Hill in Hamilton.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.