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Who, who is flocking to Lorain County?

Snowy Owl  Photos by Dr. Thomas Mahl

I went to Sandy Ridge Reservation to visit with Lorain County Metro Park’s resident birding guru, Tim Fairweather, to see what was ruffling everyone’s feathers in north central Ohio. With good reason, everyone is excited over the recent snowy owl sightings around Lorain County.

Birders have flocked to the Lake Erie coastline in Lorain for a photo op with the visiting snowy owls. The normally rare sightings have turned typical in the past few weeks and hopefully for the weeks ahead. Have you caught a glimpse of these beautiful owls?  Tim reported that the snowy owls have been sighted around the Lorain Harbor and as far south as the Lorain County Regional Airport.
Lorain County is a superb birding destination in any season with a variety of habitats, not limited to the coastline of Lake Erie’s central basin. With more than a dozen birding locations in the Huron & Lorain Loop of the Lake ErieBirding Trail you will find a plethora of options to see a wealth of different species. A great example sits just east of the beautifully renovated Mile Long Pier in Lorain. (Pictured below) This wonderful trail overlooking the harbor and Lake Erie is a perfect spot to enjoy songbirds in migration. A newly constructed platform extends out over the water for optimal viewing.
Step in from the elements at one of our area restaurants and, of course, secure a hotel or bed-and-breakfast for your bird watching headquarters. 
If you would like assistance with your birding adventure, we would be happy to help and are a phone call away 800.334.1673

posted by lorain at 5:05 pm

The Interns Learn What’s “SUP”

The Interns Learn What’s “SUP”

We Visit Lorain County interns (or “funductors”) had another exciting adventure! We hit the water on Lakeview Beach in Lorain to check out stand up paddling (SUP) with Lake Erie Paddler. Jim teaching on the beach When Kaitlin and I first arrived on the beach, we watched Jim Lawhead, the founder of Lake Erie Paddler, […]

posted by lorain at 10:10 am

Spring ahead into a birding adventure

Spring ahead into a birding adventure

Baltimore Oriole Photo: Tim Fairweather, LCMP  Birds migrate to Lorain County’s lakeside marshes and woodland areas each spring…because they know it’s a great place to visit! As highlighted in the Lake Erie Birding Trail, you will discover different birds at an array of birding spots throughout the county. Sandy Ridge Reservation in North Ridgeville is one of […]

posted by lorain at 2:02 pm

Classic Cars Coming out This Weekend!

Classic Cars Coming out This Weekend!

Model A car at Visit Lorain County’sVisitor’s Center  Restored and ready to ride! Cars that are a blast from the past are all over Lorain County this weekend. Our very own Visitor’s Center on Leavitt Road was the first stop for the Flying Quail Chapter of the Penn-Ohio Model A Club. They picked up some […]

posted by lorain at 5:05 pm

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