The winter blues settle in when we get bored of watching television, smashing the television, eating the television, buying new televisions, and playing cards. Shake off cabin fever with today's Groupon: for $4, you get an all-day tobogganing pass at Cleveland Metroparks in Strongsville (up to an $8 value). An all-day pass nets unlimited runs down the twin 1,000-foot refrigerated ice chutes, a pulse-pounding dance with gravity that blasts away memories of poorly timed Christmas morning high-fives. Located within the scenic Mill Stream Run Reservation, the area is filled with wildlife, tall trees, and trails, providing plenty of authentic outdoorsiness. The toboggan runs are adjacent to a facility containing two fireplaces and a snack bar where tobogganers can warm up frosty fingers and chilly, icicle-filled tummies.
- Offers a giddy, weightless feeling made even more memorable by the wintry conditions and the old-school, rustic charm. – John Ross, Columbus Alive