The last of the leaves are hitting the ground, temperatures are cooling, and snowflakes will soon fall. Winter is still a great time to experience the great outdoors and the cozy indoors in Delaware County.
Be prepared! Bundle up to stay warm as you head out in the fresh, crisp air. Preservation Parks has a whole list of events to get your family and friends out in the chill. Winter hikes, birdwatching sessions, build a snowman...take a look here for more: preservationparks.com/events/
If you haven't been to Alum Creek State Park in the winter, you're in for a treat. Pull on your boots and gather your friends to go sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and ice boating at this massive lake. Find more here: http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/alumcreek#activities
If pancakes are a favorite, plan to attend the Maple Syrup Festival held in March and stock up on the sugary goodness. While there, you can visit pioneer areas where you learn pioneer games, watch a blacksmith make nails, or try your hand at branding, rope making, and other skills. Stop by The Adams Mullins Sugar Shack to learn how they make your maple syrup! And you have your choice of two weekends! Find details here: skcscouts.org/event/2020-maple-fest/2020-03-07/
For those who favor a warmer weekend in the cold months, there are several adventures that will put a road trip to Delaware County on the top of your list. Inspire your creative side and enhance existing skills or discover a new passion. The Arts Castle offers classes like stained glass, painting, ceramics, jewelry, and drawing. Look for more here: artscastle.org/classes/
Or delve further into the arts while visiting an exhibit at The Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Information on upcoming events here: ross-art-museum/
A winter concert with The Central Ohio Symphony is a wonderful way to spend an evening in Delaware County. Make a day of it! Take in dinner and drinks in Powell, Ohio, then head up to Delaware City for the concert. Maybe drinks after? You can find symphony information here: centralohiosymphony.org And you can find amazing local restaurants to choose from here: visitdelohio.com/places-to-eat
Come stay awhile in Delaware county this winter. Explore a whole new season at /.