7 Ideas for a Youngstown Road Trip

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

Fellows Riverside GardensEncompassing 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. Located in Mill Creek MetroParks is Fellows Riverside Gardens. 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. Enjoy lunch overlooking Lake Glacier at the Garden Cafe by Kravitz, located inside the Davis Visitor Center.


2.  Get Inspired at the Butler Institute of American Art

Butler Institute of American ArtWalk through history at the world-renowned Butler Institute of American Art. Known as “America’s Museum”, The Butler was the first museum in the country established to house artwork created solely by American artists. Its ever-expanding collection now exceeds 22,000 pieces in all media types, dating back to 1710. Max Mason: Painting the Game is on exhibit June 13 – September 5, 2021. The paintings of Max Mason are impressive on a variety of levels. Staying with the magical theme of baseball he presents a virtual clinic on composition and color usage. Admission to the Butler is free.


3.  Visit White House Fruit Farm

White House Fruit Farm is known for their homemade produce including strawberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, sweet corn, asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, squash, onions, cucumbers, and eggplant. You’ll also find a deli (40 cheeses and 40 meats), bakery (can’t forget their famous blueberry donuts!), homemade fudge, 3000 specialty foods, and freshly pressed apple cider.


4.  Enjoy Award-Wining Wineries

Youngstown Area WineriesThe 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!

The 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 available at many restaurants.


7.  Taste THE Best Ice Cream in the World!

Handel's ice CreamEvery 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. 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 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.