Things to Do in Ohio in the Winter

Things to Do in Ohio in the Winter
Being a northern state, Ohio transforms itself in the winter. With its cold winter temperatures, the ground is covered with snow and ice, making it the perfect winter wonderland. The cold temperatures don't keep people indoors. There is a wide range of winter festivities to enjoy for those who love to venture outdoors.

Alpine Valley

Alpine Valley, located in Chesterland, is a fun-filled place that offers an opportunity to take full advantage of an Ohio winter. Delight in a wide array of outdoor activities including, downhill skiing, tubing and snowboarding. Experts love the thrilling Mogul Field trails while beginners coast down Uncle Bob's Avenue. To ensure that all guests have a rewarding trip down the slopes, Alpine Valley has state of the art snow-making machines running throughout the season.

Alpine Valley
10620 Mayfield Rd.
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 285-2211

Hocking Hills Winter Hike

For more than 40 years, hikers have been flocking to Hocking Hills State Park for the annual Winter Hike in January. Hikers awe at the park's transformation during the winter months. At Old Man's Cave, the trickles of water freeze into columns of ice. Snow and ice adorn the ground, and icicles commonly hang from the many cliffs.

Hocking Hills
96 E. Main St.
Logan, Ohio 43138
(740) 385-4444

RiverScape MetroPark

RiverScape MetroPark in downtown Dayton has an outdoor ice skating rink open to the public throughout the winter. After ice skating, enjoy the river scenery while taking a stroll along one of the many walkways in the park. Grab a park bench or swing and people watch or simply enjoy the view of the Great Miami River.

RiverScape MetroPark
111 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 274-0126

Article Written By Emily Retherford

Emily Retherford has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009. She specializes in travel, parenting, fashion and beauty with work appearing on various online publications.

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