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If you like the winter and all the outdoor fun it has to offer, Northern Ohio is your place. Sledding, toboggan chutes, ice skating, snowboarding, skiing, cross country skiing and more.

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OHIO STATE PARKS - Click here for State Park sledding information.

Cleveland Metroparks
Sledding, Snowboarding and Tobogganing
Young and young-at-heart sledding and snowboarding enthusiasts will enjoy coasting down a number of hills including some with night lighting. Favorites include Old River Farm Picnic Area in North Chagrin Reservation in Mayfield Heights or Barrett Road Sledding Hill in Rocky River Reservation in Berea. For a more extreme experience, Cleveland Metroparks Chalet Toboggan Chutes provide an icy thrill - traveling up to speeds of 50 mph - down twin refrigerated ice chutes located in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville. For toboggan rates, hours and more information, visit or call

Chalet Toboggan Chutes
Cleveland Metroparks
Mill Stream Run Reservation
16200 Valley Parkway. Strongsville, OH

Linden Park Sledding Hill
3600 Linden Road, Rocky River, OH

Beartown Lake Reservation Sled Riding Hill (Geauga County)
18870 Quinn Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH

Punderson State Park Sled Riding Hill
11755 Kinsman Rd., Newbury, OH
Sledding is available (weather permitting). Lighted hill for those who want to sled at night. Cabin available to warm up in. Park also contains cross-country skiing trails, and snowmobile trails. Part of the Ohio State Parks

Enjoy sledding at four hills throughout Lake Metroparks:

Chagrin River Park
3100 Reeves Rd., Willoughby
Moderate hill located off the Riverwood Trail

Chapin Forest Reservation
10381 Hobart Rd., Kirtland
Small hill used primarily by cross-country skiers to practice control skills

Hidden Valley Park
4880 Klasen Rd., Madison Twp.
Moderate sledding hill located next to parking lot

Riverview Park
4895 Bailey Rd., Madison Twp.
Hill steeper than Hidden Valley hill—located next to parking lot

Don’t sled in parking areas, roadways, rivers or lakes. Always ride sitting and facing forward (going down head first increases the chance of head and spinal injuries). Sledding equipment should be in good repair without sharp edges. Avoid “jumps” that send a rider airborne—the higher they fly, the harder they fall. The building of such “jumps” is a violation of Park Rule 5.1(e) and the offender can be cited. Watch for other sledders and walk up the side when returning to the top of the hill. 

(Shared from Lake Metroparks

Local Visitor Bureau
Lake County Ohio CVB

Mill Creek MetroParks

Sled Riding & Ice Skating at Wick Recreation Area – Mill Creek MetroParks
Wick Recreation Area, McCollum Rd., Youngstown, 330-740-7114
Through February, weather permitting – check website for the latest information
Sled Riding: 9:00am-9:00pm
Ice Skating: 9:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm
Hockey: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Enjoy the winter months sled riding on lighted slopes and ice skating on a constructed ice skating rink. Warm up in our warming house and enjoy a snack and drink from the Igloo Snack Hut Concession. Sled riders and skaters will need to bring their own equipment. Warming house and concession stand hours vary, call 330-740-7114 for details. No admission fee. Activities are weather dependent.

For more winter activities at Mill Creek MetroParks, click here.

Local Visitor Bureau
Youngstown Mahoning CVB

Green Leaf Park Sled Riding Hill
1674 S. Medina Rd., Sharon Center, OH

Hubbard Valley Park Sled Rding Hill
8600 Hubbard Valley, Seville, OH

Local Visitor Bureau
Medina County CVB Ohio

Cranberry Creek Park
2145-2261 Lynn Rd., Brimfield, OH 44240

West Branch State Park Dam
5708 Esworthy, Ravenna, OH  44266

Towner's Woods
2264 Ravenna Rd., Kent, OH 44240

Local Visitor Bureau

Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas, OH

Boettler Park
5300 Massillon Rd., North Canton, OH

Cascade Valley Metro Park
1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron, OH

Furnance Run Metro Park
4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield, OH

Kendall Hills
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Various hills - website

Sand Run
800 N. Hawkins Ave., Akron, OH

Oakhill Park
3000 Oak Hill Rd., Wooster, OH

Orr Park
400 N. Elm St. Orrville, OH

Local Visitor Bureau
Wayne County Counvention and Visitors Bureau



Tobogganing at the Chalet
Dates: November 29 - March 1, 2019
Location: Mill Stream Run Reservation
Cleveland Metroparks
16200 Valley Parkway Strongsville, OH 44136

The twin, 700-foot refrigerated ice chutes operate with or without snow through early March, weather permitting.



State of Ohio - Cross Country Skiing information can be found here.

Alpine Valley
10620 Mayfield Rd, Chesterland

Boston Mills Ski Resort
7100 Riverview Road, Peninsula, OH  44264

Brandywine Ski Resort
1146 West Highland Rd., Sagamore Hills, OH  44067

Cleveland Metroparks (Cuyahoga County)
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Buckle up those skis or snowshoes and traverse the fairways and rough areas at Little Met, Mastick Woods, Shawnee Hills, and Sleepy Hallow golf courses when there is a 4 inch base of snow. Big Met and Seneca golf courses feature groomed trails. Big Met offers ski and snowshoe rentals in the Club House. And join Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Recreation Department on January 11 and 25 and February 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for snowshoe rental and lessons at Squire's Castle located off Chagrin River Road in North Chagrin Reservation in Willoughby Hills. For rates and information about other Cleveland Metroparks snowshoe programs, visit
website or or call 216-341-1704.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Winter sports - website

Geauga County Parks
Winter sports - website

FREE SNOWSHOEING equipment available at The West Woods Nature Center for your use.
Back this year (2016-2017): our popular free snowshoe borrowing program at The West Woods!
And did we mention it's FREE?

At least a few inches of snow on the ground is needed, and the deeper the snow, the better.
Call-ahead reservations are preferred at 440-286-9516. Any un-reserved snowshoes are available at first-come, first-served basis. Borrowers must be 18+ to check out a pair; anyone younger must be accompanied by an adult, and no one under 40 pounds may use the snowshoes due to their weight.

Borrowing can take place any time 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and last up to two hours.
Registrants must sign a waiver form and leave a driver's license as a security deposit.
Please note that snowshoes may not leave The West Woods except for registered programs.
Want a more guided experience? Visit and get your name on our call list for special snowshoe programs that will be "called into action" anytime now through March 1 whenever snow conditions are right.

Lake County Metroparks - Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
For more information website.

Lorain County Metroparks - Snowshoeing
For more information click here.

Pine Lodge Cross-country Ski Center - Lake County Metroparks (Lake County)
Open mid-November through mid-March
Monday through Friday: Noon to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 9 pm
Chapin Forest Reservation
10381 Hobart Road
Kirtland, OH 44094

Snow Fest - Mulligan's Pub - Sawmill Creek
Whether it is your first time or you are a pro. Come try out our amazing winter scenes and the once a year opportunities.
Trail Fee: $4 - Snowshoe Rental: $5
Cross Country Skiing
Try out Cross Country Skiing throughout the property from the woods to the golf course.
Trail Fee: $4 - Ski Rental: $5
Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. Huron Sandusky, OH 44839

Snowtrails (Richland County)
3100 Possum Run Road, Mansfield

Towner's Woods - 2264 Ravenna Rd., Kent, OH 4424
Ski Trail -  High and low undulating natural trail, most traveled and challenging path for cross country skiers.




Cleveland Metroparks

Lake & Pond Ice Skating is a fun winter tradition. When weather permits, ice skating can be enjoyed at Hinckley, Mill Stream Run and Rocky River reservations. Please skate with caution and only when proper weather/ice conditions exist. These areas are not monitored. Skaters are responsible for clearing ice.

Kent State Ice Arena (Indoors)- 1550 Ted Boyd Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242

Lake Metroparks

Ice conditions are highly variable and can change quickly due to weather conditions and water currents. Please use extreme caution and ensure ice is thick enough and safe before you venture onto any ice.

Please note the following:

  • Lake Metroparks does not monitor ice conditions.
  • When you are in doubt of the ice condition, stay off the ice.
  • Children should never be on the ice without adult supervision.
  • You should not travel alone on the ice.
  • Beware of thin ice in and around partially submerged structures, embankments, vegetation and along dams or spillways.
  • Stay away from cracks, seams, pressure ridges, slushy areas, moving water and darker areas that may signify thin ice.

Ohio State Parks

Northern Ohio Parks include:
Beaver Creek, Buckeye Lake, Delaware, Malabar Farm, and Quail Hollow.

Lock 3 Live

Akron, Ohio
Lock 3's most popular feature is our 10,000-square-foot ice rink, the largest seasonal skating venue in Ohio! Skate rental is $3.* Strap-on skates for toddlers are free when supplies are available.

Snow Fest - Mulligan's Pub - Sawmill Creek
Ice Skating/ice Hockey

Fun for all ages. Fight the frigid weather and skate around on our frozen pond or play ice hockey and make unforgettable memories. Skates available for all sizes to rent.
Admission Fee:
Skate Rental:
Location: Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr. Huron Sandusky, OH 44839

The Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink
Location: Cleveland Public Square, Downtown Cleveland
Storage for personal belongings is NOT available
Public Square is not responsible for lost or stolen property

The Ice Rink at Falls River Square

The Rink at Wade Oval
Location: University Circle Wade Oval, 10820 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH
Lace up for the new fresh ice at the Rink at Wade Oval.




Cleveland Metroparks
Ice Fishing
When weather and ice conditions are ideal, grab your rod and reel and head to a Cleveland Metroparks inland lake or pond. Some popular "hot" spots are Wallace Lake in Mill Stream Run Reservation, Hinckley Lake in Hinckley Reservation and Rocky River Lagoon in Rocky River Reservation.


Ashtabula County Metroparks Ashtabula County Metroparks
Board Office
25 West Jefferson Street
Jefferson, OH 44047
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Erie Metroparks
Erie MetroParks
3910 Perkins Ave.
Huron, OH 44839
Geauga Park District
Geauga County Park District
9160 Robinson Road
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 286-9516
Lake Metroparks
Lake County Metroparks
Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH 44077
(440) 639-7275

  Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange OH  44050
(440) 458-5121

Medina County Park Sistrict

Medina County Metroparks
6364 Deerview Lane
Medina, Ohio 44256


Summit County Metroparks

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County
975 Treaty Line Road, Akron, OH 44313-5898

Mill Creek Metroparks

Mill Creek MetroParks

Ohio State Parks

Winter Fun link


Stark County Park District
Wood County Parks Ohio

Wood County Park District
Wood County Park District Headquarters
18729 Mercer Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402



Ma & Pa's Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

It's lovely weather for a Sleigh Ride! Ever wonder what it would be
like to go dashing through the snow in a one or two horse open sleigh?
Well now's your chance. Every winter, all winter long, Ma and Pa hitch up the sleighs and take you out through the woods and out in the field and then back to the cabin for a warm fire, Ma's homemade bakery, hot chocolate and maple coffee. We also off romantic night rides for those special engagements or an unforgettable night out.

Reservations are required, so please call ahead, and we will accomodate you and your family. Sleigh Rides run Friday, Saturday and Sunday and some weekdays, call ahead. There is a carriage should there be no snow. You can sign-up for our snow alert below and we will email you everytime we go out.

Ma & Pa’s Gift Shack  440-548-5521






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