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Winter Adventures

Beat the winter blues by exploring the serenity and excitement of Ohio's state forests, parks, wildlife areas and nature preserves.

2022 Winter Hike Challenge

Take the Winter Hike Challenge

Ohio is a beautiful place to explore, especially in the winter. From the rare birds wintering along the Lake Erie shores to the snow-covered bridge at Mohican State Park to the frozen falls at Old Man’s Cave, there are majestic winter landscapes all across our beautiful state. Get out and see it all, with the Ohio State Parks 2022 Winter Hike Challenge.

Ohio State Parks Winter Hike Challenge

Plan a Winter Getaway

After a chilly day of hiking, your family can warm up in front of a fire in your own cozy cabin in the woods or a room at one of our beautiful state park lodges.

Great Ohio Lodges    The Lodge at Geneva    Reserve Ohio

Our staff is taking all necessary precautions to ensure that your stay is safe and worry-free from check-in to check-out, and every moment in between.

Winter Safety Tips

Before you head out to hike, check out some of our winter safety tips for a safe and enjoyable hiking experience

Winter Safety Tips


We are excited to offer these virtual hikes of state park trails by knowledgeable guides including well-known favorites and less-traveled options  that you can enjoy while maintaining a safe social distance.

Click here to access all ODNR Virtual Winter Hikes.