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published on January 2024

Snow Day Fun – Chilly Thrills and Cozy Chills

Family-friendly, Fun and Amusement, Outdoors

Winter has arrived! The chilly weather might be daunting, but it also brings a host of enjoyable activities perfect for snowy days. Here in Crawford County, snow is a familiar sight, and we’ve mastered the art of making the most of it. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or prefer the cozy indoors, we’ve got you covered with DIY ideas for snowy fun and must-visit local Crawford County destinations. Get ready to explore our top recommendations for making your snow day truly memorable!

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


Winter is here, and it’s time to make the most of the snowy season in Crawford County! Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer a more serene winter day, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite ways to embrace the great outdoors and have a blast in the snow. 

Have a (Snow)Ball With These Wintery Classics

Who says winter is just for hibernating? Get outside and enjoy the timeless outdoor activities that make winter so special. For those who crave excitement, why not go for a thrilling sled ride or engage in a spirited snowball fight with friends? If you’re more into creative snow endeavors, try your hand at building a snowman or even an igloo. With an abundance of snow, your imagination is the only limit.

Go On a Snowy Adventure

For the ultimate winter thrill, head to AvalancheXpress in Meadville, the crown jewel of northwestern Pennsylvania’s snow tubing parks. With six lanes, each 7 feet high and 900 feet long, it’s an absolute paradise for those seeking winter thrills. And the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets – night tubing is an experience not to be missed!

If you’re looking for a more serene winter day, consider ice fishing in our local state parks during the colder spells, or wrap up for a scenic hike when it’s milder. The snowy backdrop of our woods and lakes is simply stunning, offering a peaceful retreat from the exhilarating activities.

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


When the cold is a bit too much, we’ve got you covered with a variety of indoor activities. Whether you’re looking to stay snug at home or venture out for some indoor excitement, there’s plenty to do! Here are some of our favorite ways to stay busy during the winter months.

Inside Fun for Frosty Days

Who says you have to brave the cold to have fun? There are plenty of memorable ways to spend a snowy day indoors. Build a fort out of blankets and roast s’mores on the stove, or play hide-and-seek in the dark. Bake some delicious cookies, or 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.

Find Warmth in Winter Venues

In the mood for a warm beverage? Our local coffee shops and cafes are just the spot. For film buffs, The Movies At Meadville isn’t just about the latest blockbusters; it’s a complete entertainment experience. Here, you can also try your hand at Axe Throwing or enjoy the expanded kitchen and bar-dining area at Bullseye Tavern, all within the same venue! If you’re feeling crafty, visit the Kilted Kiln or The Chalk Shop and make a unique creation.  For some friendly competition, go bowling at one of the many alleys in Meadville, Conneaut Lake, Cambridge Springs and Cochranton. If you’re up for a challenge, try solving puzzles at 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. And when it’s time to eat, our local restaurants offer a variety of delicious options Check out one of our great restaurants here. With so much to see and do, you’re sure to find the perfect indoor activity to suit your mood!

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


In Crawford County, snow doesn’t dampen our spirits; it enhances them! We’re experts at embracing fun throughout all seasons. Whether you’re eager to dive into the winter wonderland outdoors, prefer the warmth of indoor pursuits, or wish to mix and match both experiences – Crawford County awaits your exploration.

Plan your next snowy retreat with us for an unforgettable escape. From thrilling outdoor adventures to cozy indoor relaxation, your stay in Crawford County promises to be a memorable one.

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