There are many things to do in Zanesville and Muskingum County ... even during the winter. A day-trip or weekend can easily be filled with fun and memorable family activities to enjoy during times of cold temperatures.

Don't let the cold weather keep you from your next adventure or relaxation trip. Get cozy in a cabin at Dillon State Park or enjoy a romantic retreat at The Inn at Dresden. Local hotels are a great option as well and many offer specials in the winter months.

While you are in the area, take advantage of the Winter Tours offered at the Wilds. Get a truly unique perspective with close-up interactions with the animals and behind the scenes experiences. These tours are offered daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and require advance reservations.

Visit the Zanesville Museum of Art to view the Southeast Ohio Watermedia Society Exhibition and the Modern Impressions, Traditional Methods Exhibition or participate in one of the classes and workshops the museum offers. Attend Zane Trace Players's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at Renner Theatre Jan. 20-22 and 27-29 and the National Symphony Orchestra of the Ukraine performance at Secrest Auditorium on Feb. 27. The businesses and organizations in the Putnam Historic District invite you to the "Putnam Hop" on Jan. 21. There are a variety of events the entire family can enjoy.

Most of the antique stores, pottery outlets, and specialty stores remain open during the winter. Many offering sales and specials, making it a good time to take advantage of the great buys.

So, beat the spring and summer crowds and visit Zanesville-Muskingum County this winter.Go to VisitZanesville.com to learn more or call 740-455-8282.

Go to VisitZanesville.com to learn more or call 740-455-8282.