published on December 2021

Snow Day Fun – Inside and Out!

Family-friendly, Fun and Amusement, Outdoors

It’s wintertime! The weather outside is frightful, but there are so many delightful things to do during snowy days. In Crawford County, we tend to get a lot of snow, so we know how to have a good time when it does. Whether you like to play outside or stay inside where it’s warm, we have ways to DIY snowy fun, or you can visit one of these special Crawford County spots. No matter what you’re looking for, these are our best tips for maximizing your snow day experience.

two kids bundled up playing in the snow
Bundle up! There’s so many fun ways to enjoy the snow this time of year. Photo credit: Terri Sopher Woodward

Bring on the Snow

Are you ready to play outside? These are our favorite ways to get the most out of our outdoor snow adventures.

Have a (Snow)Ball With These Wintery Classics

There’s no better way to enjoy a winter day than with these outdoor classics! Are you an adrenaline junkie? Try a sled ride or start a snowball fight with your friends. Looking to indulge your snow architect skills? Build a snowman or even an igloo! There’s a lot of snow to go around, so you’ll have endless possibilities at your gloved fingertips.

Go On a Snowy Adventure

Our favorite outdoor location is… AvalancheXpress! This snowy spot in Meadville is northwestern Pennsylvania’s steepest and longest snow tubing park. They have six 7-foot-tall and 900-foot-long tubing runs for any winter weather thrill-seeker. You can even tube at night! 

Looking for a more peaceful way to enjoy the day? On really cold days, you can try ice fishing at one of our local state parks or, if it’s warmer, you can bundle up for a winter hike. We promise the woods and lake are beautiful in the snow!

Winter is a great time to try your hand at crafts! Photo credit: The Chalk Shop

Stay Cozy Instead

If the weather is too frightful, we have options for those who prefer indoor activities. If you want to stay cozy in your home we have some fun ways to spend the time. Ready to hit the road? We have some fun amenities to explore!

Enjoy Indoor Fun for All

From baking to board games, there’s a lot of memorable ways to spend a snowy morning (or afternoon!). Make a blanket fort and cook s’mores over the stove. Play a game of sardines. Put some cookies in the oven. Cozy up by the fire with a good book. Whatever you like to do, there’s a way to include your friends and family and make it a day no one will forget.

Explore These Wintertime Venues

Looking for a warm drink? Try one of our local coffee shops and cafes. If you’re looking for a thrill (or a romance), check out The Movies At Meadville to see the next blockbuster hit. For the craftier members of your group, visit the Kilted Kiln or The Chalk Shop and make a unique creation. For the competitive ones in your crew, go bowling at some of our many bowling alleys in Meadville, Conneaut Lake, Cambridge Springs and Cochranton. Or, for those who love a puzzle, try an escape room! Get your fill of problem solving and teamwork at Unlock the Adventure Escape Experience in Titusville or in one of our regional neighbors. For a wintertime classic, try ice skating! Or if you’re not into ice, check out the roller skating rinks in Titusville and Canadohta. Have the hankering for a warm meal? Check out one of our great restaurants here. There’s so much to explore!

a snowy pond
Whether outdoors or indoors, there’s a lot of winter magic to explore. Photo credit: Katie H

Snow or No Snow, You’ll Have a Blast

In Crawford County, we don’t let the snow slow us down! Quite the opposite – all-season fun is our specialty. Whether you want to fully immerse yourself in the winter air, stay cozy with plenty of indoor activities on your list or do some of both – Crawford County is yours to explore. 

Book your next snow day stay with us and you’ll have a getaway you’ll never forget.