Last year I included visiting Sippo Lake Park on my Summer Bucket List. Our family had never been and I knew they would enjoy the outing. Since our first visit, we've been back to the park numerous times because it's fun, educational and FREE. I love it when I find an inexpensive outing that the whole family can enjoy.
5 Fun Things to do at Sippo Lake Park
While there are many fun an exciting things to do at Sippo Lake Park, here are a few things to get your adventure started. [caption id="attachment_7558" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sippo Lake Park Hiking Trail[/caption] Hike the Trails - There are a variety of trails to choose from throughout the park. Hike through the woods or take a stroll around the picturesque lake. You can even partake in a geocaching adventure as there are many caches hidden throughout the park. Picnic in the Park - We typically plan our trips around lunch so we can incorporate an outdoor picnic into the fun. There is a nice sized pavilion and playground area near the parking lot, numerous picnic tables scattered throughout the park or you can use our typical approach and spread out a picnic blanket in the shade. Fish at the Sippo Lake Marina - Grab your pole and bait and take the kids fishing. I have many fond memories of fishing as a child and am looking forward to teaching my kids how to fish this summer. [caption id="attachment_7557" align="alignright" width="300"] Canalway Center at Sippo Lake Park[/caption] Explore the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center - The Canalway Center is filled interactive exhibits and displays featuring the Ohio & Erie Canal, various Stark County Businessmen, how to be environmentally friendly and more. Children can also enroll in the Canalway Explorer program in which they can earn points when they play the interactive games. My kids are particularly fond of the Canal Boat Adventure game. Participate in the Park Programs - Stark Parks offers a variety of free and inexpensive programs throughout the year and many of those programs are hosted at Sippo Lake Park and Exploration Gateway. A few of the upcoming programs include, Becoming a Wildlife Detective, Ohio Mammals, Ohio Birds and Woodcarving. Visit Stark Parks Event Calendar for a full list of programs. These are just a few of the fun things you can do at Sippo Lake Park. Plan your family outing today and get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature! What about you? What are your favorite things to do at Sippo Lake and Exploration Gateway?