5 Things to do on a Cold Day in Huntington County
Let’s face it, many of us just don’t want to get out of our pajamas on a cold day, let alone leave the house for things to do. But we’ve got some suggestions for things to do even when it’s freezing outside to help combat your cabin fever.
1. Let your inner artist shine.
a. Giggabuggy offers weeknight and weekend painting sessions. They provide all the supplies, you just show up with family or friends for the fun. Guests are welcome to bring wine or their beverage of choice along with snacks. Reserve your space online at https://www.giggabuggy.com/home.html
b. Board and Brush in the Town of Roanoke has plenty of sessions for you to make your own personalized art piece for your home or a gift. Choose from open studio time where you can pick a design or one with a set project. Wine is complimentary. Sign up online at their website.
2. Come out and explore nature from the indoors.
The Upper Wabash Interpretive Services office at Salamonie Lake is a great place to head on a cold day, plus, there’s no gate fees this time of year. Get up close with many different species of wildlife that are native to the area including fish, frogs, snakes and raptors. Spend some time in the bird/wildlife viewing area which is always teeming with animals. Shop at the Otter Run Tradin’ Post. The Interpretive Services also offer regular programming, just visit their website for details and winter hours.
3. Warm up at one of our coffee shops in the area.
Nothing feels better on a cold day than a great cup of coffee. While we know you can grab a cup of joe at most restaurants, these places offer more of a “coffee shop” feel.
a. Café of Hope is located inside of the Life Church at 900 E. State St. in Huntington and open to the public. This is a great place for meetings (call ahead to reserve a room) and they offer sandwiches, bagels and snacks as well. Wi-Fi is available.
b. Four Cups is in the upper level of the 509 Community Church on 509 E. State St. in Huntington. They have a sophisticated selection of coffees and related drinks in a thrift-shop chic environment. WiFi available
c. JJ. Java is located at 2840 Guilford St. in Huntington. They are a full-service coffee shop (featuring Hubbard and Cravens coffee) with breakfast/snack items. The shop is bright and cozy and a great place to get some work done outside of the office. WiFi available.
d. Moose and Mollies Café in Roanoke on 147 E. 2nd St. is as charming as it gets. Not only do they serve up a wide range of coffee drinks, but they have a selection of breakfast baked goods and a lunch menu featuring sandwiches, salads and soups. We won’t mention the big case of gelato flavors…we’ll just leave that there.
e. Party Shop Coffee and Confections is a long-time favorite for coffee drinks in Downtown Huntington at 413 N. Jefferson St. Grab a seat and hang out – you might see a few folks you know. Feel free to grab a few chocolates while you are there too. Wi-Fi available.
f. Son-Rise Bakery is Downtown Warren is a full-service bakery but has recently added pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint and white chocolate mochas and caramel macchiatos. They have breakfast sandwiches and amazing cinnamon rolls. Wi-Fi available.
4. Get out and see a movie with your friends.
There are some great movies out in theaters right now and the Goodrich Huntington 7 has the popcorn ready for you. The theater is located at 350 Hauenstein Road.
5. Take the time to visit one of the museums in the county.
In honor of the upcoming inauguration, visit the Quayle Vice-Presidential Learning Center and brush up on your history. Kids love visiting the Sheets Wildlife Museum to see species of animals from all over the globe. Finally, take an afternoon to venture into the fascinating history of Huntington County at the Huntington County Historical Society. Arts and Culture section