Winter Hikes in Ohio
By Meg Berno

Winter Hikes in Ohio

Get outdoors in Ohio's State Parks this season to enjoy these winter hikes

Winter in Ohio is one of the most beautiful times to explore a state park during an organized winter hike. Each year the Ohio Department of Natural Resources invites outdoor enthusiasts and hiking beginners alike to join in the fun on a winter hike. Embrace the season and plan your next trip in Ohio with this list of winter hikes.

 

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Mohican State Park, Loudonville

Head to northeast Ohio where Mohican State Park is sure to wow you and your hiking companions. Take advantage of three scheduled winter hikes (below), or explore the 25 miles of trails on your own. Warm up afterwards at the cozy lodge or stay in a cabin overnight!

  1. Jan. 1 – First Day Hike
  2. Jan. 13 – Winter Hike
  3. Feb. 16 – Sweetheart Hike

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Shawnee State Park, Portsmouth

Near the banks of the Ohio River in the Appalachian foothills, Shawnee State Park becomes a picturesque winter landscape for hikers. Two organized hikes are planned this winter (see below), among several other events throughout the year including a Girls Weekend, at the Shawnee Lodge.

  1. Jan. 1 – First Day Hike
  2. Jan. 5 – Section Hike

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Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park, Logan

Take advantage of two organized hikes this winter at Hockin Hills State Park (see below). Most years, hikers can enjoy amazing frozen ice formations covering the natural landscape.

  1. Jan. 19 – Winter Hike
  2. Feb. 9 – Sweetheart Hike

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More Winter Hikes

Punderson State Park, Newbury – Winter Hike scheduled for Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

Pymatuning State Park, Andover – Winter Hike scheduled for Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

West Branch State Park, Ravenna – Winter Hike scheduled for Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

Lake Loramie State Park, Minster – Winter Hike scheduled for Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. Come back in May for the Spring Campout. Activities will include a Fishing Derby, hikes and more! Click here for more information.

Jefferson Lake State Park, Richmond – Winter Hike scheduled for Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

Wingfoot Lake State Park, Mogadore – Winter Hike scheduled for Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

Findley State Park, Wellington – Winter Hike scheduled for Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

Beaver Creek State Park, East Liverpool – Winter Hike scheduled for Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.

Portage Lakes State Park, Akron – Winter Hike scheduled for Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Click here for more information.

Geneva State Park – Winter Hike scheduled for Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. While you’re there, check out the cross-country skiing and snowshoe rentals – free for overnight guests. Click here for more information.

Let this schedule spark your interest in embracing winter in Ohio and finding your new favorite hiking trail this season. For more event details and winter safety tips, visit Ohiodnr.gov/winter. Share youre adventures with us using #WinterInOhio.

For even more winter travel inspiration, Find It Here on Ohio.org.

About the Author

Meg Berno is a freelance writer and Marketing Coordinator with the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau. Meg graduated from Miami University with a degree in Strategic Communications. Outside of work, Meg enjoys photography, writing and finding new places to explore in Ohio.

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