Youngstown, Ohio is located 65 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio and sits on the historic Mahoning River.
Officially established in 1802, Youngstown started growing rapidly after the discovery of coal in 1848. This discovery led to the influx of immigrants to the city, furthering their growth as an industrial powerhouse for the next 100 years.
Although most of the steel mills were shut down in the 1970s, Youngstown is still home to nearly 60,000 people and plenty of attractions fun for the whole family.
1. Mill Creek Park
Mill Creek Park, sitting on 2,658 acres, is the largest area of the MetroParks and offers over 45 miles of walking trails and 20 miles of driving trails.
In the park, visitors can find a variety of opportunities including biking, boating, fishing, hiking, tennis, volleyball, picnicking, and more.
Mill Creek Park features:
- Ford Nature Center
- Fellows Riverside Gardens
- D.D. Velma Education & Visitor Center
- Mill Creek Golf Cart
- James L. Wick Jr. Recreation Area
- Lanterman’s Mill
- Judge Leo P. Morley Performing Arts Pavillion
2. Attend a Local Market
From April to October, the Youngstown Flea operates one time per month at 110 Freeman Aly., Youngstown, OH 44503. Local apparel, furniture, home decor, food, and more are offered at every Flea event.
The 2019 Youngstown Flea dates are:
- June 15
- July 13
- Aug 17
- Sept 7
- Oct 5
Visit their website for more details!
Mission Night Market
The Mission Night Market runs from May to October on the 2nd Friday of each month. The hours are 6 PM- 10 PM and offer a variety of options for people of all ages.
The Night Market “aims to bring diverse people together under the night sky in a celebration of culture, community, and connection.”
Every month, the Mission Night Market provides the opportunity for local businesses and retailers to share their offerings with the community. Also at the Mission Night Market are musicians and community program information booths.
3. The Butler Institute of American Art
If the summer heat is too much to handle, head indoors to The Butler Institute of American Art to take a look around.
Opened in 1919, The Butler Institute was the first museum dedicated exclusively to American art. Highlights include famous American landscape painter, Winslow Homer’s, Snap the Whip, a painting paying tribute to the one-room schoolhouse era.
Admission to the museum is always free thanks to Federal art grants and generous contributions from the community.
Check the website for special exhibitions throughout the summer!
4. Boardman Park
Boardman Park is located on a 227-acre plot of land in the heart of Boardman Township. A wide variety of activities are offered throughout the park including several events during the summer.
At Boardman Park, you can find:
- Tennis Courts
- Pickle-ball Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Bocce Courts
- Ball Fields
- 9-Hold Disc Golf Course
- Kids and Tots’ Town Playground
- Open-Air Pavilions
- Hike-Bike Trails
Throughout the summer, Boardman Park hosts their Music in the Park series on Thursday evenings. Check their website for more details on performances and start times.
Visit Boardman Park at 375 Boardman-Poland Rd. Boardman, OH 44512.
5. See a Show at the Covelli Centre
The Covelli Centre is a multi-purpose arena in Youngstown, Ohio and is home to the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League and has hosted tournaments, wrestling matches, concerts, and more.
Throughout the summer, the Covelli Centre offers a Summer Outdoor Movie Series. Running from mid-June to mid-August, residents can attend a weekly movie at no cost.
Check the Covelli Centre website for other special events and performances available throughout the summer!
Liner Legal Youngstown Office
The Liner Legal Youngstown office is located in the heart of downtown Youngstown at 5500 Market St Suite 201, Youngstown, OH 44512.
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