Explore These Fun Winter Options When Visiting Medina County

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Explore ice sculptures and cross-country skiing this winter in Medina County.

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Winter in Medina County is a time of cozy fires and warm cups of coffee, tea, cocoa (or something stronger!). It’s also a time for bracing walks and outside activities. It’s when families come together to celebrate the start of a new year and gathering places become infused with a gentle kind of excitement. Part of it comes from anticipating the holiday season, but an equally important part involves the otherworldly transformation that occurs as snow blankets the countryside. To celebrate winter’s return, Medina County invites you to explore… 

…The Great Indoors… 

Food & drink

Seeking even more of a Great White North feeling? Stop by the Blue Heron Brewery, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina, OH to reserve an “Igloo.” Designed to warmly ensconce up to eight guests, the Igloos provide an intimate setting to dine with friends and family. Or stop by the Great Oaks Tavern, 210 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth, OH, where a unique local menu and 1,000+ board games await you.  

Games, Karting, & More

When you want to refuel and have some fun, plan a stop at The Foundry and High Voltage Indoor Karting where you’ll find great eats and games galore at 333 Foundry Street, Medina, OH. From classic games like Bocce ball, duckpin bowling and pool tables, to high-speed indoor go-karts, anyone that appreciates a little competition will have a blast. Or stop by Scene75 Entertainment Center at 3688 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH, for a day packed with 10 attractions, 150 arcade games, a full bar and 4 food trucks. 

Roller skating

After seeing the sights, snow, and decorations of Medina County, limber up by stopping by Medina Skateland, 3789 Pearl Road, Medina OH, which offers public skating hours and skate rentals.

Indoor golf

Bunker Hill Golf Course, 3060 Pearl Rd, Medina, OH, is an 18-hole public golf course that offers a full-swing golf simulator for use during the winter months.

Bowling

Ready to dust off your 9-pin chops? Visit Kolony Bowl, 456 College St, Wadsworth, OH which caters to beginners and experienced players and holds competitions you can enter. Join a league or play for fun at T & M Bowling, 1480 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH.

…or the even greater outdoors! 

Medina Ice Festival. Typically held in February in Medina’s historic downtown square, it’s the largest ice festival in Northeast Ohio. View the ice sculptures carved by artists as you watch, and visit the ice garden and the ice tower. In 2022 over 120 sculptures went on display.  

Cross-country skiing

If you’re a cross-country skiing enthusiast, you’re in luck in Medina County, which has 18 different cross-country-friendly trails to choose from. Try Princess Ledges Nature Preserve, 4361 Spruce Avenue, Brunswick, OH, or Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina, OH, River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth, OH, or Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville, OH. Other trails are located at Plum Creek Park, Plum Creek Pkwy. Medina, OH, Sharon Nature Preserve, 6734 State Road, Sharon Township, OH, and Medina Marsh, 4266 Fenn Road, Medina, OH 44256.   

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