Winter Wonderland: Akron, Ohio



Whether it's hot metro places or cool outdoor spaces, the winter season in Akron, Ohio has something for everyone. With more than one million holiday lights combined, get ready to be dazzled at Stan Hywet & Gardens' Deck the Hall & Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo. The former estate of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company co-founder F. A. Seiberling - the 6th largest private home open to the public in the U.S. - Stan Hywet is also exquisitely-decorated throughout. Only a few blocks from downtown's Main Street, the Zoo is uniquely-nestled alongside other attractions and experiences. www.akronzoo.org, www.stanhywet.org If you’re hungry for an adventure this winter, hiking in the Summit Metro Parks will satisfy your appetite with beautiful views & trails. Looking for more of a thrill? Boston Mills/Brandywine is a great place to ski & snowboard this winter. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, come out & enjoy the slopes! www.summitmetroparks.org www.bmbw.com If simply relaxing is what you have in mind, be sure to wander the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio's only & 13th most-visited in the U.S. in 2021) and climb aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Take a trip through the park on one of the oldest & longest U.S. tourist railway excursions. When it's time to head back inside to warm up, enjoy a craft beer on the www.summitbrewpath.com, seek some retail therapy on our www.newagainakron.com shopping trail, or grab a hot brew anywhere along our www.thedripdrive.com coffee trail. www.cvsr.com, www.conservancyforcvnp.org Details at: www.grabliferighthere.com, 800.245.4254