Best Ohio Cross Country Skiing Trails

Ohio has 5 cross country skiing areas.

  September 25, 2018

Located in the US, the cross country skiing in Ohio is known for five fun and beautiful XC ski routes. The best Ohio cross country skiing based on popularity are considered to be Chapin Forest, Hells Hollow, Punderson State Park, Lake YMCA, and Penitentairy Glen. For a detailed Nordic ski trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Ohio cross country skiing trail below.

Where Can I Cross Country Ski In Ohio?

FEATURED:  Chapin Forest

  Lake County Metroparks, Ohio

  September 25, 2018

East of Cleveland near Kirtland in the Lake County Metroparks, the popular Chapin Forest has 10 km of groomed cross-country ski trails rolling through hardwood forests. The top of the Lucky Stone Loop offers a scenic vista over Lake Erie and the downtown Cleveland skyline on the horizon.

FEATURED:  Punderson State Park


  August 11, 2016

East of Cleveland in Newbury, the Punderson State Park has 10 miles of groomed cross country ski trails through woods and golf course. The grooming is intermittent and you should call prior to ensure that there is snow.

FEATURED:  Penitentairy Glen

  Lake County Metroparks, Ohio

  July 6, 2016

East of Cleveland near Kirkland in the Lake County Metroparks, the Penitentairy Glen has several miles of backcountry skiing. The nordic ski routes wind through meadow and orchards.