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50 Free Things to Do

  1. Drive the back roads of Amish Country.
  2. Bike the Western Reserve Greenway through Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties.
  3. Observe sharks and salt water fish at the Equarium.
  4. Hunt for treasures and bargains at our many antique and specialty shops.
  5. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy lunch at Perkins Park.
  6. Walk the observation trail in the Grand River Wildlife Area and witness nature up close.
  7. Step back in time to the Victorian era with a tour of the Sutliff Museum located on the second floor of the Warren Public Library.
  8. Cruise through the annual Car Show every July at the National Packard Museum.
  9. Watch the sunset at Mosquito Lake State Park.
  10. Audition for a role in Ghost Walk.
  11. Celebrate Women's Equality Day with a visit to the Harriet Taylor Upton House.
  12. Volunteer as a docent at a local museum.
  13. Browse through thousands of used books at Market Square in Kinsman.
  14. Catch a movie under the stars throughout the summer during "Friday Night Flicks" at the Warren Community Amphitheatre.
  15. Stroll along historic Millionaires Row where stately homes and mansions built by Warren's affluent families in the mid-1800s have been restored to their original grandeur.
  16. Read a book while sitting on the banks of the Mahoning River.
  17. Attend Warren's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December.
  18. See an art exhibit at Trumbull Art Gallery or the Howland Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art.
  19. Spend a lazy afternoon with the kids fishing off the shore of Mosquito Lake, the second largest inland lake in Ohio.
  20. Take part in one of the many historical programs at the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial in Niles.
  21. Honor a military veteran at the Trumbull County Veterans Memorial in downtown Warren.
  22. Enjoy monthly concerts performed by the W D Packard Band at Packard Music Hall.
  23. Check out Noon in the Park on Courthouse Square most Fridays in the summer.
  24. Paint a local historic site amidst the fall foliage.
  25. Watch the weigh-in action of a fishing tournament at Mosquito Lake State Park.
  26. Cheer on your favorite bocce team at the annual Italian-American Festival.
  27. Visit the "First Flight" Lunar Module which marks the site where the first man on the moon took his first airplane ride in 1936.
  28. Walk or jog the Riverwalk in downtown Warren.
  29. Play a round of disc golf at Young's Run Disc Golf Course in Clarence Darrow Metro Park.
  30. Photograph the "Center of the World".
  31. Go bird watching in the Shenango Wildlife Area.
  32. Explore the "Commons," Mesopotamia's National Historic District.
  33. Tour Pioneer Cemetery, Warren's first cemetery and final resting place for many of Trumbull County's pioneers as well as military veterans who fought in the American Revolution, War of 1812 and the Civil War.
  34. Ride horseback along the 10-mile bridle path through Mosquito Lake State Park.
  35. Attend the annual Lordstown Apple Cider Festival in September.
  36. Kayak down the nearly 23-mile stretch of the Mahoning River Water Trail between Foster Metro Park and Packard Park.
  37. Savor the sights, sounds and aromas of the annual Greek Festival in July.
  38. Research your family's genealogy at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.
  39. Check out the annual Mesopotamia Ox Roast Antiques & Flea Market in July.
  40. Window shop while mall-walking at Eastwood Mall.
  41. Visit the Master Gardeners' outdoor Floricultural Gardens at the Trumbull County Agricultural and Family Education Center in Cortland.
  42. Help build a stage set at Trumbull New Theatre.
  43. Take a leisurely drive-it-yourself Farm Foliage Tour in October.
  44. Grab a lawn chair and head to one of several outdoor summer concerts.
  45. Search for geo-caches hidden throughout the area.
  46. See the hand-carved headstones and other cemetery art at the Fairview Cemetery in Mesopotamia.
  47. Discover culture and heritage at the annual African-American Festival.
  48. Visit the Newton Falls Covered Bridge, the oldest one still in service in Ohio.
  49. Walk through Women's Park and read the inscribed bricks that celebrate the lives of many local women.
  50. Stop by the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau and pick up all kinds of FREE information about Trumbull County and the surrounding area.
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Trumbull County Tourism Bureau
321 Mahoning Avenue NW • Warren, Ohio 44483
866.360.1552 • 330.675.3081 • 330.675.3083

Member of: Ohio Travel Assocation; Ohio Has It!; Ohio’s Appalachian Country; Adventures in Northeast Ohio; and Pennsylvania Bus Association.

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