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.

 

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 available at Big Met Golf Course.
216-635-3286
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
330-657-2752
nps.gov/cuva

Geauga Park District
Skiing is permitted at 22 parks located in the district, with groomed trails at Orchard Hills Park.
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
metroparks.cc

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

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

Hall of Fame City Ice Rink
Courthouse Plaza
215 Tuscarawas St. W, Canton
cantonohio.gov

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

Huntington Bank Ice Skating Rink at Lock 3
200 S. Main St., Akron
330-375-2877
lock3live.com

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

Skate in Central Park by the Cleveland Monsters
Pinecrest
200 Park Ave., Orange Village
discoverpinecrest.com

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


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, North Chagrin Nature Center and Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store.
216-635-3286
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
330-657-2752
nps.gov/cuva

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

Lake Metroparks

Designated trails and rentals available at Penitentiary Glen and Chapin Forest reservations. Designated trails at Girdled Road Reservation. Snowshoeing is allowed at other parks, as well.
440-358-7275
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
metroparks.cc

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.
9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg
330-487-0493
summitmetroparks.org

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