Winter Fun in Northeast Ohio: Skiing, Skating & Snowshoeing

Winter Fun in Northeast Ohio: Skiing, Skating & Snowshoeing

Winter brings a whole new season of outdoor adventure in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Find family-friendly fun at the following places in the region that offer skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things are subject to change. Please check with venues before attending to ensure times and availability are valid and to understand health guidelines. 

Cross-Country Skiing

Cleveland Metroparks
Cross-country skiing is permitted on hiking, bridle and all purpose trails (that have not been plowed) as well as the fairways and rough areas of Big Met, Little Met, Shawnee Hills, Seneca, Mastick Woods and Sleepy Hollow golf courses with a four-inch snow base. Rentals are available at Big Met Golf Course.
216-635-3270
clevelandmetroparks.com

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Cross-country ski rentals available on weekends at the Winter Sports Center at M.D. Garage when there is six or more inches of snow.
1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula
440-717-3890
nps.gov/cuva

Geauga Park District
Skiing is permitted at 23 parks located in the district, with a groomed surface along the Maple Highlands Trail between Mountain Run Station and Claridon Troy Road.
440-286-9516
geaugaparkdistrict.org

Lake Metroparks
Several groomed ski trails are offered at Chapin Forest Reservation and Girdled Road Reservation. Rentals available at the Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski Center, 10381 Hobart Road, Kirtland.
Winter Sports Hotline: 440-256-2118 x4178
lakemetroparks.com

Lorain County Metro Parks
Skiing is allowed in all parks. Permitted in Forest Hills Golf Course and the formal gardens at Schoepfle Garden when there is at least three inches of packed snow.
800-LCM-PARK
loraincountymetroparks.com

Medina County Park District
Various locations
330-722-9364
medinacountyparks.com

Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Various state park locations
866-OHIO-PARKS
parks.ohiodnr.gov

Portage Park District
Various locations
330-297-7728
portageparkdistrict.org

Stark Parks
Rentals available on weekends at Quail Hollow Park
13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville
330-477-3552
starkparks.com

Summit Metro Parks
Various locations
330-867-5511
summitmetroparks.org

Outdoor Ice Rinks  

Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink
1 Public Square, Cleveland
clevelandpublicsquare.com

Cleveland Monsters Skating Rink
Crocker Park, Union Square
186 Union St., Westlake
440-835-9343
crockerpark.com

Cuyahoga Falls Ice Skating Rink
Located at the plaza by the Downtown Pavilion and Amphitheater, 2085 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls
330-971-8100
cityofcf.com

Hall of Fame City Ice Rink
215 Tuscarawas St. W., Canton
330-438-4307
cantonohio.gov

Halloran Park Skating Rink
3550 W. 117th St., Cleveland
216-664-4187
city.cleveland.oh.us

The Rink at Wade Oval
10820 East Blvd., Cleveland
216-791-3900
universitycircle.org/rink

Summit Metro Parks
Ice skating, conditions permitting, at Furnace Run and Sand Run metro parks.
330-867-5511
summitmetroparks.org

Winter Riverfest
Advance reservations and rentals available.
Rivergate Park, 1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland
216-664-5696
clevelandmetroparks.com


Skiing & Snowboarding

Alpine Valley Ski Resort
10620 Mayfield Road, Chesterland
440-285-2211
alpinevalleyohio.com

Boston Mills Ski Resort
7100 Riverview Road, Peninsula
800-875-4241
bmbw.com

Brandywine Ski Resort
1146 W. Highland Road, Sagamore Hills
800-875-4241
bmbw.com

Snowshoeing

Cleveland Metroparks
Snowshoeing is permitted on hiking, bridle and all purpose trails that have not been plowed, as well as the fairways and rough areas of Big Met, Little Met, Shawnee Hills, Seneca, Mastick Woods and Sleepy Hollow golf courses with a four-inch snow base. Rentals available at Big Met Golf Course (440-331-1070) and Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store (330-278-2160).
clevelandmetroparks.com

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Snowshoe rentals available on weekends at the Winter Sports Center at M.D. Garage when there is six or more inches of snow. Rentals available on weekdays at Boston Mill Visitors Center.
1550 Boston Mills Road, Peninsula
440-717-3890
nps.gov/cuva

Geauga Park District
Snowshoeing permitted at all parks. Snowshoe borrowing available at West Woods Nature Center.
9465 Kinsman Road, Russell Twp.
440-286-9516
geaugaparkdistrict.org

Lake Metroparks
Snowshoeing is allowed at all parks. Rentals available at the Chapin Forest Pine Lodge Ski Center, 10381 Hobart Road, Kirtland.
Winter Sports Hotline: 440-256-2118 x4178
lakemetroparks.com

Lorain County Metro Parks
Snowshoeing permitted at all parks. Permitted in Forest Hills Golf Course and the formal gardens at Schoepfle Garden when there is at least three inches of packed snow.
800-LCM-PARK
loraincountymetroparks.com

Stark Parks
Pop-up programs offered throughout the winter; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
330-477-3552
starkparks.com

Summit Metro Parks
Free snowshoe borrowing at Liberty Park Nature Center — temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg
330-487-0493
summitmetroparks.org

Tubing & Tobogganing

Alpine Valley Ski Resort
10620 Mayfield Road, Chesterland
440-285-2211
alpinevalleyohio.com

The Chalet at Mill Stream Run Reservation
16200 Valley Pkwy., Strongsville
440-572-9990
clevelandmetroparks.com

Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
1146 W. Highland Road, Sagamore Hills
800-875-4241
bmbw.com

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