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CVB18Whether you live in a big city or a small town, teens are going to be saying the same thing: “There’s nothing to do here!”  If you’re a parent who is wondering how to get your teenage son or daughter off of your couch, or are looking for something fun for your older children to do during your stay in Hancock County, look no further – We can keep ‘em busy!

Findlay YMCA
If you’re looking for a place where teens can go and work out, or simply hang out with some friends, you might want to think about the Findlay Family YMCA.  The is a place where there is something for everyone  – they offer a pool, basketball court, game room, gym equipment, and much more!

http://www.findlayymca.org/

Hancock County Parks
Disc Golf, Boat & Ski Rentals, Fishing, Hiking Trails

Our local parks are full of fun for the whole family, but especially for teens. Check out our four disc golf courses for outdoor recreation with friends: Riverbend Disc Golf Trail, Firestine Park, Van Buren State Park and McComb. Or, rent a kayak, canoe or paddle boat and take advantage of the beauty and accessibility of the Blanchard River at Riverside Park. There is also abundant fishing, hiking and biking trails; and the Parks District hosts seasonal programs, including cross-country ski lessons and ski and snowshoe rentals.

http://www.hancockparks.com/

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/vanburen/tabid/794/Default.aspx

Coffee Amici & George House Coffee & Tea
If athletics aren’t what you’re looking for, don’t worry!  Findlay has a lot of other locations where friends can get together, such as Coffee Amici and George House Coffee & Tea.  Coffee Amici is a coffee shop in Downtown Findlay that has delicious coffee, smoothies and treats from surrounding bakeries, and also displays local artwork and is a performance venue! The shop holds an open mic night every Friday at 8:00PM, and live music from local talent every Saturday starting at 8:00PM.  George House is located on North Main Street across from the University of Findlay, and offers delicious food, specialty drinks and a has unique atmosphere that includes a used book shop!

http://www.coffeeamici.com/

http://www.geohouse.com/

Sweet Treats
Dietsch Brothers Ice Cream & Chocolates, Archie’s, Mr. Twister, Iggy’s Frozen Yogurt, The Sweet Retreat

Even though they might act grown up, most teens still enjoy a sweet treat every once in a while – who doesn’t love a twist cone?! Lucky for them, there are lots of local spots to hang out after sports practice or before the next movie date with friends. We recommend they check out:

http://www.dietschs.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/archies-drive-in-findlay
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Twister/408203555927455
http://www.iggysfrozenyogurt.com/
http://www.thesweetretreatfindlay.com/

Shopping
Findlay Village Mall & Trends on Main!

Of course, we can’t forget about shopping!  The Findlay Village Mall offers a variety of stores, including American Eagle, Aéropostale, Buckle, Journeys, Maurices, and T.J. Maxx.  In Findlay’s Downtown, a visit to Trends on Main! is a must. Full of awesome jewelry, purses and accessories, they also specialize in glittering formal dresses for all occasions – a teenage girls dream store!

http://www.shopfindlayvillagemall.com/

http://trendsonmain.com/

 

These are only a few of the places Findlay offers for teens to go – we didn’t even mention the movie theater, athletic fields, skate park, swimming pool, or local festivals and concerts. But, hopefully we’ve give you a few ideas so that next time you hear, “There’s nothing to do here!” you’ll be prepared with a response!

For a complete list of local events, visit our Calendar. For shopping, dining and other amenities, view our Visitors Guide.