50 Free Things To Do in Trumbull County

If you're traveling on a budget, there is still a wide range of activities to experience in Trumbull County. We have compiled a list of 50 free things to explore, from food and shopping to entertainment and historical landmarks.


1. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy lunch at Perkins Park in Warren.

2. Pack a picnic lunch at the Western Reserve Greenway North River Road Trailhead.

3. Sign Up for the Italian Food Trail Free Mobile Pass.


4. Hunt for treasures and bargains at the Tour of Route 7 60-Mile Yard Sale Labor Day Weekend yearly.

5. Browse through thousands of used books at Market Square in Kinsman and grab a real “soda” at Ohio’s Oldest Soda Fountain.

6. Check out our many antique, thrift, and specialty shops throughout Trumbull County.

7. Shop at the Dillard’s Clearance Center along with the other local and national stores at the Eastwood Mall.

8. See an art exhibit at Trumbull Art Gallery and browse their gift shop for unique trinkets.


9. Step back in time to the Victorian era with a tour of the Sutliff Museum located in the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.

10. See Norman Rockwell’s American Scouting Collection at the Medici Museum of Art in Howland.

11. Learn more about Warren’s history with a visit to the Warren Heritage Center located inside the Kinsman House.


12. Honor a veteran at the Trumbull County Veterans Memorial in downtown Warren or the new Veteran’s Memorial in Cortland.

13. Take a tour of the Trumbull County Courthouse, site of the largest Common Pleas Courtroom in the state of Ohio.

14. Visit the Newton Falls Covered Bridge, the oldest one still in service in Ohio.

15. Relax at the Japanese Tea Garden, located near the footbridge of Packard Park in Warren. W.D. Packard founded this tea garden in 1915 as a spiritual oasis, and break from the urbanization of Warren.

16. Visit the “First Flight” Lunar Module which marks the site where the first man on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong, took his first airplane ride in 1936.

More History

17. Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with a visit to the Harriet Taylor Upton House.

18. Take part in one of the many historical programs at the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial.

19. Explore the “Commons”, Mesopotamia’s National Historic District.

20. 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 either the American Revolution, War of 1812, or the Civil War.

21. Research your family’s genealogy at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.

22. See the hand-carved headstones and learn about the past with the East Gustavus and Old North Cemetery tours.

23. Drive the back roads of Amish Country.

Walking & Biking

24. Bike the Western Reserve Greenway through Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties.

25. Walk the observation trail in the Grand River Wildlife Area in West Farmington and witness nature up close.

26. Stroll around on Courthouse Square.

27. Stroll around the Riverwalk in downtown Warren.

28. Walk along historic Millionaires’ Row where stately homes and mansions built by Warren’s affluent families in the 1800s have been restored to their original grandeur. Stop by the Trumbull County Historical Society and learn more. 


29. Spend a lazy afternoon fishing off the shore of Mosquito Lake, the second-largest inland lake in Ohio.

30. Cheer on your favorite bocce team at the annual Italian-American Festival.

31. Play a round of disc golf at either Young’s Run in Clarence Darrow Metro Park, Kent State University / Trumbull Campus, or Mosquito Lake State Park.

32. Watch the weigh-in action of a fishing tournament at Mosquito Lake State Park.

Water Activities

33. Pack up your beach gear and head to Mosquito Lake (the second largest inland lake in Ohio). At the state park, you can swim, build sandcastles, have fun on their playground, grill out and fish.

34. Splash around with the kids at two Splash Pads – Warren’s Packard Park or Cortland’s Pearl Park.

35. Launch your own canoe or kayak and paddle down the Mahoning River Water Trail at Thomas Swift MetroPark in Leavittsburg.

Other Outdoor Activities

36. Go bird watching in the Shenango Wildlife Area.

37. Visit the Master Gardeners outdoor Floricultural Garden at the Trumbull County Agricultural and Family Education Center in Cortland.

38. Grab a lawn chair and head to one of several outdoor summer concerts.

39. Search for geocaches hidden throughout the area.

40. Take your four-legged friends to the Cooperation Station Dog Park located inside Mosquito Lake State Park. The dogs even have their own swimming area.

41. Go bird watching in the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area.

42. Read the inscribed bricks at the Women’s Park in Downtown Warren – a beautifully landscaped park, which features walkways, courtyards, and a stone bridge spanning a brook.

43. Take a leisurely drive through north Trumbull County and Amish Country and enjoy the foliage in October.

Special Events

44. Have a ball with summertime fun, strawberry picking in June, and Fall Fun Weekends at Ridgeview Farms.

45. Enjoy leisurely concerts on the lawn performed by the WD Packard Band at Packard Music Hall.

46. Attend Warren’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Annual Christmas in the Square Celebration in December.

47. Attend the Trumbull County Historical Society’s Sunday Speaker Series, the first Sunday of every month.

48. Savor the sights, sounds, and aromas of the annual St. Demetrios Greek Festival in July.

49. Discover culture & heritage at the annual African-American Festival.

Other Activities

50. Sign Up for the Where’s Wally free mobile pass

Stop by the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau and pick up all kinds of FREE information about Trumbull County and the surrounding area.