April showers won’t stop us – it’s going to be a fun month with longer and warmer days. Hooray! While enjoying the beginning of spring, we’ll also celebrate Easter and Earth Day this month. Get out and explore with our picks for best events and things to do April.
See Spring Flowers in Bloom
Tulips and Daffodils and Daisies, Oh My! Spring in Northeast Ohio is bursting with color that you don't want to miss. Plan a trip to see the Cherry Blossoms at Wade Oval, head to Lake View Cemetery's Daffodil Hill to find find 100,000 daffodils covering the three-acre hill, take a short one mile hike on Daffodil Trail at Furnace Run Metro Park or head to one of the AMAZING Botanical Gardens in Northeast Ohio.
Celebrate Earth Day
Each year Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. Plant a tree, go on a family hike or bike, try a sustainability STEM project and read books about the planet. Check out our picks for the top Earth Day Activities for even more ideas and area earth day events.
Try a New Park or Playground
This month you can finally visit the park without your winter gear in tow! Teach the kids to play pickleball or tennis at Christmas Run Park in Wooster. Enjoy a picnic and the two playgrounds at Cascade Park in Hudson. Hike the trail at the Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve in Akron. Spend an afternoon at Lakewood Park playing and taking in the beautiful views and Cleveland skyline.
Ride on a Canal Boat Pulled by a Horse
Step back in time and experience what life was like in a canal town in the 1830s as you ride on a canal boat pulled by a horse . During the relaxing one hour round trip ride down the canal, an historian will tell you about the history of the canal, the canal boats and the area. Get there early to watch the horses unload and prepare for the trip.
Go on a Weekend Trip to Cincinnati
Enjoy the beautiful Smale Riverfront Park, walk along the bridges over the Ohio River, visit historic Union Terminal and explore the museums inside, see animals at the Cincinnati zoo and Newport Aquarium, or go on an art scavenger hunt at the Cincinnati Art Museum. When you eat, remember to order the 5 way Cincinnati Style chili. Before you plan your trip, make sure to check out our top picks for Things to do in Cincinnati.
Plan Ahead for Summer Fun
Summer fun is right around the corner. Make these reservations now to make the most out of summer vacation this year. Reserve your spot at one (or more) of these campgrounds in Ohio, make summer camp plans, and sign the kids up for swimming lessons and book an overnight stay in one of these treehouses rentals in Ohio. Plan now and have fun later!
Hike to a Waterfall
Spring rain means local waterfalls will be flowing nicely! Whether you and your family are avid hikers or you just want to get out of the house for an afternoon, there are waterfalls accessible for everyone including the popular Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Fall National Park.
Looking for more ideas & inspiration? Check out our Spring Fun Guide filled with 100+ things to do during the spring season in Ohio.