Discover 18 Midwest Winter Adventures
Talk a walk in the woods
Strolling doesn't have to be just a summer thing. Heading outside in winter, even for a brief walk, can make you feel like an escapee tasting long-awaited freedom. Local arboretums often provide one of the most enchanting places to amble. When snow and ice transform the landscape, even plants and trees you know well get a new look.
One place suited to quiet walks: the 3,500-acre Holden Arboretum (holdenarb.org) in Kirtland, Ohio (20 miles northeast of Cleveland). Twelve trails in this 66-year-old preserve stretch over 20 miles, letting you pass along the east branch of the Chagrin River and through prairie, caves and woods. Head out on your own, or join guided walking tours available year-round.