Toboggan Chutes

Snow Days: Ohio Winter Fun

Embrace the winter season with engaging outdoor activities for the whole family, from tobogganing to snowshoeing to riding in a one-horse open sleigh.

Winter in Ohio means one thing: It’s time to bundle up, get outside and celebrate the changing seasons. From family-friendly hikes to the state’s only refrigerated toboggan chutes, our guide to winter fun will help you embrace the arrival of the snowy season in style. Want to snowshoe? Want to chop down your own Christmas tree? Looking for some great pre-holiday hikes? We've got you covered. Plus, you can search for additional happenings throughout the snowy months by searching our online guide to events throughout the state at

Sleigh Rides at Spiegel Grove (photo by Kristina Smith)
Sleigh Away: Over the river, and through the woods ...You know how the song goes. Now, here’s where you can take in the snowy season the old-fashioned way. Read about sleigh rides in Ohio.

Mill Stream Run Reservation Chalet Tobogganing
Winter’s Thrill: Cleveland Metroparks’ Mill Stream Run Reservation offers a fun tobogganing experience that’s unique to Ohio and open all season long. Read about tobogganing, tubing & snowshoeing in Ohio.

Winter Family Fun 2019
Winter Warmers: It’s time to embrace the snowy season. Check out these family-oriented outdoor and nature-related December events happening at Ohio park systems. Read about winter programs at Ohio parks.

Riverscape Metropark Ice Rink in Dayton
All Skate: Lace up and hit the ice. Here are five places across the state to go ice-skating outside, whether you’re looking for a family outing or a fun date spot. Read about Ohio's outdoor ice skating destinations.

Carl and Dorothy Young Tree Farm
’Tis the Season: You could go with an artificial Christmas tree, but where’s the fun in that? Here are three great places to pick your own tree, straight from the field. Read about three Ohio Christmas tree farms.