Youngstown Worth A Weekend

Plan a weekend getaway to Youngstown and enjoy the autumn beauty of Mill Creek MetroParks. With over 4,400 acres to explore, Mill Creek is great destination for outdoor adventure! In addition, the park is home to one of Mahoning County’s most historic landmarks, Lanterman’s Mill & Covered Bridge. Constructed in 1846, it operates today as it did in the 1800s, grinding corn and wheat. Enjoy the scenic overlook of Lanterman’s Falls, the covered bridge, and breathtaking hiking trails where the vibrant fall colours can truly be appreciated.

Now that the weather is a little cooler it’s the perfect time to golf in the Mahoning Valley. The Youngstown area has been ranked #4 in the U.S. for top-quality, affordable public courses. Whether you’re up for the challenge of a Donald Ross-designed course, or you’re just a beginner, you’re guaranteed to enjoy beautiful, well-maintained, scenic courses.

Fall also kicks off another season of live thoroughbred racing at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, which starts on October 28 and continues through to April. This state-of-the-art facility features over 1,000 video lottery terminals, a one-mile race track for live racing action, and a simulcast wagering parlor. As you pick your winners, enjoy great dining options with a variety of choices and the red-carpet service you deserve.

What better way to end a day than by savouring a beautiful autumn sunset with a great glass of wine? The Youngstown area is now home to seven wineries, so you’re sure to find some new favourite varietals!

Intrigued? Plan your fall getaway today! Or, visit during the holidays to attend some of Youngstown’s festive holiday events, including the 10th anniversary of Memories of Christmas Past at the Arms Museum. This incredible display of special vintage Christmas decorations will have you reliving your childhood at every turn.

Visit youngstownlive.com or call 800-447-8201 for more information.

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