Activities & Attractions: Mahoning County


Austintown Park
Austintown Park is a 206-acre park that offers a hiking trail, pavilions, volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, disc golf and a children’s playground. (6000 Kirk Road, Austintown 44515; 330.793.0718; autsintowntwp.com/park/township-park/)


Biker Brewhouse
The team at Biker Brewhouse prides themselves on using pure and fresh ingredients, including local honey and maple syrup from their family farm. Biker Brewhouse is located inside BikeTown Harley Davidson. Open Mon. and Thurs. 12-7pm, Tues. 12-6pm, Fri. 12-8pm, Sat. 12-10pm and Sun. 12-4pm. (5700 Patriot Boulevard, Youngstown 44515; 330.520.2266; bikerbrewhouse.net)


Boardman Park
Boardman Park is a 226-acre green oasis in the heart of Boardman Township with tennis, pickleball and volleyball courts, ball fields, Kids Town playground, open-air pavilions, hike-bike trails and disc golf. In the summer, visitors enjoy summer concerts at the amphitheater. (375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman 44512; 330.726.8105; cogran.io)


The Comedy Cellar at Mojo’s Pub-n-Grill
This intimate venue means enjoying comedy shows is an up-close-and-personal experience. The food is good, and the entertainment will have you laughing until it hurts! Visit mojospubngrill.com to see upcoming events. (6292 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown 44515; 330.793.6656; mojospubngrill.com)


DeYor Performing Arts Center
The restored lobby of Edward W. Powers Auditorium at DeYor Performing Arts Center.

DeYor Performing Arts Center
This is home to the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra offers a full schedule of Masterworks and Pops concerts each season at DeYor Perfoming Arts Center. The Center is also home to the Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion, including a 600-seat Ford Family Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics for live music and productions. Check youngstownsymphony.com for a schedule and to purchase tickets. (260 West Federal Street, Youngstown; 330.744.4269; deyorpac.org)


Halliday’s Winery
Near Lake Milton and the Olde Dutch Mill golf course is Halliday’s Winery, serving great wine, food and beer from the region. The menu consists of appetizers, sandwiches, flatbreads and salads to pair with your drink of choice. Wine tastings are available for groups or individuals. Catch live musical performances every weekend. (2400 Northeast River Road, Lake Milton 44429; 330.654.9463; hallidayswinery.com)


Hollywood Gaming

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course
With over 100,000 square feet, the facility houses over 850 VLT’s (Video Lottery Terminals) that deliver one blockbuster hit after another, a one-mile oval thoroughbred race track, Grand Stand, Simulcast Teletheatre, H Lounge, Rodeo Drive Gift Shop and six delicious eateries including the Skybox Sports Bar. Guests can enjoy the total Hollywood experience with Marquee Rewards®, the ultimate players club, connecting you to destinations from Ohio to Vegas and beyond. Open 24 hours! (655 N. Canfield Niles Road, Youngstown 44515; 877.788.3777; hollywoodmahoningvalley.com)


Lake Milton State Park
Lake Milton State Park is a favorite for water recreation enthusiasts, including a 600-foot beach. The 1,685-acre reservoir’s scenic shoreline offers habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds for visitors to enjoy. (16801 Mahoning Avenue, Lake Milton; 330.654.4989; ohiodnr.org)


L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro
Creator of the RedHead brand of wine (now known as Red’s Wine) , L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro is the largest wine and wine juice producer in Ohio. Stop in for a one-of-a-kind dining and wine experience at their bistro. (6597 Center Road, Lowellville 44436; 330.536.6450; luvabella.com)


Mastropiétro Winery
Mastropiétro Winery is the first winery in Mahoning County. It is a Tuscan-style winery with a tasting room, bar, kitchen and banquet facitlities. The property consists of fourteen acres, three of are those filled by vineyards. The remaining acreage is used for their special events throughout the year. Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine on the patio! (14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center 44401; 330.547.2151; mastropietrowinery.com)


Lake Newport
Mill Creek Metroparks' Lake Newport

Fellows Riverside Gardens
Mill Creek Metroparks' Kidston Pavillion at Fellows Riverside Gardens

Lanterman's Mill
Mill Creek Metroparks' Lanterman's Mill

Mill Creek MetroParks
With 4,400 acres of public lands and facilities, Mill Creek offers visitors many outdoor recreation options including miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing, boating, sand volleyball courts, 36-holes of championship golf and more. In addition to the natural beauty of the MetroParks, visitors will want to be sure to stop by the Fellows Riverside Gardens and Lanterman’s Mill. (330.702.3000; millcreekmetroparks.org)


Noah’s Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary
This unique facility is dedicated to providing a permanent, safe environment for abused and unwanted exotic animals. Noahs provides these magnificent creatures the opportunity to live out the rest of their lives in a safe and caring environment. Get an up-close look at lions, tigers, leopards, wolves and other animals at this state and federally licensed sanctuary. (8424 Bedell Road, Berlin Center 44401; 330.584.7835; noahslostark.org)


Noble Creature Cask House
This brew pub is located in a former brick church built in 1923. The brewery focuses on barrel-aged sours, fine lagers, ales and kombucha. (126 East Rayen Avenue, Youngstown 44503; 234.719.827; noblecreaturebeer.com)


Paladin Brewing
This microbrewery in Austintown features 16 styles on tap. Enjoy a relaxing experience in the Tasting Tavern, which has a medieval theme. (6520 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown 44515; 330.550.6338; paladinbrewing.com)


Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University
Named for Ward Beecher, a Youngstown industrialist and philanthropist who donated the funds for an expansion of the science building, the planetarium is open for YSU astronomy classroom use, field trips for area schools and weekend public programs. In 2006, the planetarium received a major upgrade, funded through Eleanor Beecher Flad, the daughter of Ward Beecher. The original Spitz star projector was replaced with a GOTO Chronos, and the upgrade also included the addition of the capability of full dome video playback. All public programs are free. Check wbplanetarium.org for a schedule of public programs. (One University Plaza, Youngstown 44555; 330.941.1370)


White House Fruit Farm
This family farm and market has been around since 1815, and is known for their 20-plus varieties of apples, but people also come for other homegrown produce, such as peaches, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, eggplant and pumpkins, as well as the deli, bakery, freshly pressed cider and 3000 specialty foods. Visit throughout the year to enjoy the scenery and the lake, and experience a variety of events, including a tasting in March, spring festival in April, summer music series and fall festival in September and October, as well as Christmas on the farm. (9249 State Route 62, Canfield 44406; 330.533.4161; whitehousefruitfarm.com)

 

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