7 Ideas for a Youngstown Road Trip

Plan a road trip to Youngstown & Mahoning County and enjoy our outdoor recreation, golf courses, local dining, and unique treats. Here are seven ideas to get you started:


1.  Explore Mill Creek MetroParks

Encompassing more than 2,800 natural acres, Mill Creek MetroParks offers 45 miles of trails to explore. Boardwalks, paved walkways and unpaved trails take visitors through the diverse lands and scenery of this breathtaking park. Check out this video from The Business Journal for everything the MetroParks has to offer!


2.  Stroll through Fellows Riverside Gardens

Located in Mill Creek MetroParks, this twelve-acre display garden features a landscape of remarkable beauty with diverse and colorful plant displays, roses of all classes, seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, and flowering bulbs, and scenic vistas.


3.  Visit White House Fruit Farm@vivalabrooklynn

Known for their homegrown produce and blueberry donuts, White House Fruit Farm has reopened their Market. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am-4:30pm and Sunday, 12-4:30pm. Homegrown asparagus and rhubarb are fresh in the Market now.


4.  Enjoy Award-Wining Wineries

The Mahoning Valley is home to five beautiful wineries, each with their own ambiance, and ready to welcome you! Enjoy scenic outdoor patios, glistening lake views, stunning sunsets and sprawling vineyards. Learn more in our Wineries Guide.


5.  Play a Round!

Golf YoungstownThe Youngstown area has 12 top quality, affordable public golf courses. Whether you want to tackle a Donald Ross-designed course, or a links-style course, there are plenty of challenges awaiting you. Stay-and-Play Packages are available at area hotels, so grab your clubs and get ready to tee-off. Learn more about our courses in our Golf Guide.


6.  Dine at our Local Restaurants

The Youngstown area restaurant scene offers a variety of local favorites. Patio dining is open and many restaurants have reopened their dining rooms. View our listing of open area restaurants. Carryout is also available at many restaurants.


7.  Taste THE Best Ice Cream in the World!

Every visit to Youngstown should include a stop at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream! This Youngstown favorite is made fresh daily, one batch at a time. Stop at one of Handel’s six Mahoning County locations. You can call ahead and place your order. Visit their website for current flavors and locations.


Mahoning County offers visitors a wide variety of comfortable, clean lodging. Our hotels are taking additional measures to ensure your safety is of the highest priority.


Download our 2020 Travel Guide and other guides to help you plan your summer road trip! For more ideas of what to do in the Youngstown area, visit our Facebook page or our website.