Spring Trip Ideas in Northeast Ohio

Spring is the perfect season to freshen up your family getaways and weekend trip ideas with all new sights and experiences. Whether you’re looking for a day at the beach, a trip to Amish country, or a local greenhouse, these short but memorable road trip ideas through Northeast Ohio provide the perfect excuse to get out and have an adventure. Pack your bags and load the car for your perfect Ohio Road Trip.

Spring Birding in Cortland Ohio

Experience the Outdoors in Spring

Springtime in Ohio is the perfect time to take advantage of the many trails, parks, birding locations, and other activities available in Trumbull County, and Mosquito Lake State Park is the crown jewel of Trumbull County. And a must-stop location, with outdoor adventures and 17 miles of flat multipurpose trail is the Western Reserve Greenway and it's just waiting for you to enjoy.

You can also visit the brand-new Mosquito Lake Marina building with options for anglers and boaters alike and take advantage of the 2nd largest inland lake in the state of Ohio to fish for walleye, crappie, and northern pike.

Greenhouse in Northeast Ohio

Get Out on the Farm or Visit a Greenhouse

Make your way to Trumbull County and discover its locally-owned greenhouses and farms along the way. Experience a self-guided tour at Bending Oak Permaculture Farm, an innovative homestead where you can learn more about sustainable practices or relax at one of their pizza nights. Stop at John’s Country Nursery, where you can take home some healthy green plants for your garden or grab some birding supplies.

Sustainability and responsible farming are at the heart of Trumbull County, and Red Basket Farm, a small family-operated farm in Kinsman, is a perfect example of that. As dusk falls on the farm, the owners. Floyd and Amy take visitors out for one of their Twilight Farm Tours and then source up a delicious meal of produce grown right here on the land you are dining on.

Amish Country in Northeast Ohio

Drive Amish Back Roads

No trip to Trumbull County is complete without visiting its vibrant Amish community. As you cruise through the back roads, turn the steering wheel into a parking spot at The End of the Commons. Since 1840, the End of The Commons General Store has continuously served the local community.

While in Mesopotamia, enjoy lunch, shop, and buy one of their world-famous fry pies. If you want a more immersive Amish experience, book a reservation with Horse and Buggy Tours or at Pies and Thighs for an authentic Amish meal served in an Amish home.

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Thrifting in Trumbull County

Thrifting in Northeast Ohio

Trumbull County is filled with must-stop thrift shops to plan your trip ideas around this Spring. Locals will tell you that the Menagerie Thrift & Gift Shoppe in Howland and St. Vincent De Paul Thrift and Furniture Store in Warren are the perfect places to find your next treasure.

The Warren Flea and Farmers Market is open on Tuesday and Saturday, where you can shop and grab a snack.

Tip: If you’re looking for the ultimate thrifting trip idea, the 60-mile Yard Sale occurs annually over Labor Day weekend on Ohio Route 7, stretching from Hubbard to Conneaut.

Wineries in Northeast Ohio

Catch a Spring Sunset at a Local Winery

Take an evening break at some of the local wineries and have an intimate evening at Woodland Cellars in downtown Hubbard sipping some wine and trying some of the many delicious options from Too Hot Mamas.

End a day trip in Trumbull County by relaxing on a front porch with new friends, at Country Porch Winery in Cortland, or enjoy a beautiful sunset at Hartford Hill Winery and Greene Eagle Winery taking in the scenery while you sip one of their many wine and beer options.

Author: Brandy Gleason