Top 20 outdoor winter activities near Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Going outside during winter for Northeast Ohioans involves scraping ice off the windshield and trying not to slip on frozen pavement. However, our stellar park systems offer enough outdoor activities to make those annoyances worth enduring.

Here are 20 great ideas for staying active outdoors this winter.

  1. Cross-Country Skiing at Chapin Forest – Lake Metroparks

Over six miles of cross-country trails at Chapin Forest Reservation are groomed for skiing and there’s even a lighted section so you can ski after dark.

Cross-country skis and snowshoes are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. There are overnight rentals so you can enjoy after-dark skiing and return the skis by noon the next day.

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Written by John Pana.

Originally published January 9, 2020.

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