Cincinnati Family Magazine

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May 19, 2024


The snow is coming!! Let us help you plan your next snow day.

Bundle up in layers and get ready for a fun day outside with the family enjoying winter weather activities such as hiking, ice skating, skiing and snow tubing. Plus: check out our award-winning THINGS TO DO starting on for seasonal parks’ programming and more.


Big Bone Lick State Park | 3380 Beaver Road, Union, Ky
859-384-3522 |
Start 2022 off on the right foot with a self-guided “First Day” tour with highlights like Ice Age mega mammals and modern day, real life bison! Maps are available in the Gift Store.

Cincinnati Nature Center | 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, Oh
513-831-1711 |
January programs include maple tree tapping, bird watching, hiking, fish-feeding and more.

Cincinnati Parks | More than 45 parks in Cincinnati
513-357-2604 |
Explore Cincinnati’s parks for their beautiful naturescapes nestled among the city! Looking to make some hiking buddies? Check out Frosty Fridays at California Woods Nature Center.

Great Parks of Hamilton County | More than 17,500 acres in the Cincinnati area
513-521-7275 |
Great Parks recommends sledding at Miami Whitewater Forest (Overlook off Harbor Ridge Drive); Sharon Woods (Cardinal Crest Meadow Shelter); and Winton Woods (Butterfly Bluff Shelter). Families can also enjoy cross-country skiing and explore any lake (except Campbell Lakes Preserve and Lake Isabella) by ice fishing or ice skating.

MetroParks of Butler County | Nearly 5,000 acres in 11 parks
513-867-5835 |
Go on an outdoor adventure this winter; MetroParks of Butler County offers winter birding events as well as the popular Show and Tell children’s program this month.


Fifty West Brewing Company | 7605 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Oh
513-834-8789 |

Northland Ice Center | 10400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Oh
513-563-0001 |

The UC Health Ice Rink | 520 Vine St., Cincinnati, Oh
513-297-6069 |

WARM 98.5. Ice Rink at Summit Park | 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, Oh
513-745-6259 |
TODAY is the final day for ice skating!


Mad River Mountain | 1000 Snow Valley Road, Zanesfield, Oh
800-231-7669 |
Learn to love the snow with classes or take to the snow on skis, a snowboard or even in a tube.

Perfect North Slopes | 19074 Perfect Place Lane, Lawrenceburg, In
812-537-3754 |
Experienced skiers can hit the snow in the new year for Winter Welcome Rail Jam or take a class, ski, snowboard or tube the day away. Note: Ski and snowboard is open, however, terrain for skiing and riding will be limited0. Snow tubing will re-open Tuesday, January 4 at 1 p.m. Keep checking back on their Facebook page for up-to-date information. 

Valley’s Edge | 8925 State Route 121 N., New Paris, Oh
937-437-1386 |
Grab a tube and hit the slopes at this snow tubing destination; birthday parties welcome!

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).