Things to Do in January in Ohio

Things to Do in January in Ohio
When you are looking for something to do while in Ohio during January, you will find many activities. There are also several outdoor recreational areas in Ohio, such as Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge and Cuyahoga Valley National Park that can provide you with opportunities to enjoy the nature and scenery of the state.

Ohio Boat and RV Show

Come see the latest in boats and RVs at the annual Ohio Boat and RV Show held every January at the Ohio Expo Center on the state fairgrounds. The show features dozens of recreational vehicles from manufacturers such as Bayridge, Coachman, Coleman, Columbia and Fleetwood, as well as boats made by Baja Cruisers, Mercury, Chris Craft and Southwind. The show also features several new models of ATVs and motorcycles, as well as representatives from many of the manufacturers on site to answer your questions.

Ohio Boat and RV Show
Ohio Expo Center
717 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43085

Winter Hike at Hocking Hills

Enjoy the crisp outdoors of Ohio in January when you take part in the Winter Hike at Hocking Hills. The Hocking Hills annual winter hike has been a tradition for over 43 years and involves a six-mile hike along challenging terrain, beginning at the Hocking Hills State Park Visitors Center and winding along grassy hillsides, waterfalls, rivers and trees and local plantlife that has changed colors under the winter chill. It is recommended that you wear clothing that will keep you warm in the cold Ohio weather. The Winter Hike is a popular and picturesque outing, but due to the challenging weather conditions, you may encounter ice, mud and bitter cold. It is recommended that those with medical situations or poor health not take part in the hike.

Winter Hike at Hocking Hills
Hocking Hills State Park
19852 S. R. 664
Logan, OH 43138
(740) 385-6842

Dickens Victorian Village

Go back in time when you visit Dickens Victorian Village in Cambridge. The village is open from November through the middle of January and is a replica of the 19th-century architecture and lifestyle of old England. Tour packages are available with themes such as the Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim Package, Dickens of a Holiday Package and the Glenn Miller: Dinner, Dancing and Dickens Package. There are several special attractions and activities for you to enjoy in the Victorian Village, including the Ye Ole Curiosity Shoppe with gifts and clothing displays, the Guernsey County Courthouse Holiday Music and Light Show with pulsating lights set to synchronized music and the Sherlock Holmes Weekend, where you can explore the world of the famous detective and help solve a mystery.

Dickens Victorian Village
Cambridge, OH 43725
(800) 933-5480


Article Written By Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

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