The Best Outdoor Winter Fun Spots in Youngstown

Looking for winter fun in Youngstown? Here's our list of can't-miss family fun.

By Leann Rich January 14, 2021

It seems everyone in Youngstown is looking for ways to get out of the house this winter! Fresh air is good for the soul — not to mention it helps to get the wiggles out of the kids. 

We put together a list to help you find fun things to do this winter with your family in the Valley (or just a short drive away!) during these next few winter months in Youngstown, Ohio: 

1. Family Winter Hikes

Check out the trails at Mill Creek MetroParks. Plus, the paved paths at the North and South Golf Courses are open for hiking in the winter. 

2. Outdoor Skating at JCC of Youngstown 

Freezing temperatures not required! JCC of Youngstown opened a synthetic "ice" rink which is fun for the whole family. Skates are available to rent for $4. Reservations are required at 

3. Sled Riding

The best spot in town is Sled Hill at Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek MetroParks.

4. Snow Tubing

Snow Tubing is so much fun - and you don't need any special skills. Check out Polar Blast Snow Tubing at Boston Mills/Brandywine in Peninsula, OH or AvalancheXpress in Meadville, PA.

5. Cross Country Skiing

Did you know you can go cross country skiing at Mill Creek MetroParks? If you have your own equipment you can ski at the Mill Creek Golf Course, the Par 3 Golf Course and more

6. Story Trails

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County has a few Story Trails around the area. Take a walk and read a story! Find the trails at Boardman Park, Poland Library, Lowellville Bike Trail, and more.