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Winter Hikes in Ohio

Ohio's State Parks will make you feel like you're walking in a winter wonderland.

Malabar Farm State Park in Lucas

Winter Hikes in Ohio

By Meg Berno

Posted On: Jan 9, 2021

Winter in Ohio is one of the most beautiful times to explore a State Park during a winter hike. Each year the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites outdoor enthusiasts and hiking beginners alike to join in the fun on a winter hike, and this year, they're going virtual!

Throughout the winter months, virtual hikes of state park trails, including well-known favorites and less-traveled options, will be presented on Facebook and the ODNR website by knowledgeable guides. ODNR will be releasing a limited-edition 2021 Ohio Winter Hike patch so hikers can commemorate their participation in the virtual hike program. 

NOTE: Check directly with places before your visit to learn about their health guidelines, hours and safety updates. 

Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner

Although "College Corner" might suggest that Hueston Woods is located in a busy college town, this State Park is safely nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Miami University. Hike one of their lesser known trails - like the Hedgerow Road Project Trail - for ensured social distancing.

malabar farm state park covered in snow in lucas ohio

Malabar Farm State Park in Lucas

Head to the glaciated Appalachian Plateau region and former estate of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield for a hike this winter. Stroll along the park's Butternut Trail and gaze at the beauty that is the backdrop of Bromfield's biography.

More Ohio Winter Hikes to Check Out: 

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 the ODNR website.

For even more #WinterInOhio activities, check out #OhioFindItHere at Ohio.org.


*Hero photo credit: Malabar Farm State Park, Facebook


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