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Why We’re so Excited for the First Snow

Yes, yesterday it was 50 degrees out and we were in shorts exploring the rivers and streams of North Central Ohio, and today, we’re celebrating the first snow! If you’re packing for a trip to come here, we have one word for you: layers. One of the best things about the buckeye state is that it provides all four seasons, it’s just that sometimes it provides all four seasons in four days! The change in weather is welcome, though. It’s been 20 days since winter officially started, but snow didn’t stick to the ground until today. Lorain County received a beautiful, white dusting today, and here’s why we’re so excited for the first snow.

The Scenery

That same park we were exploring yesterday has a little different feel when it’s blanketed with snow and ice. The shale cliffs of Mill Hollow take your breath away.Mill Hollow in Winter

Snowshoes!

Have you ever tried this traditional winter activity? If you haven’t, don’t worry, the Lorain County Metro Parks will teach you how, and provide you with the equipment!

LCMP Snowshoe

Photo courtesy of Lorain County Metro Parks

Wining & Dining

When it’s cold outside there are always a few things that will warm you up. Comfort food will usually do the trick. We recommend an Open Faced Pot Roast Sandwich from Smitty’s in Elyria. If that doesn’t work, a few glasses of wine may do the trick. Take a sip at Vermilion Valley Vineyards and enjoy this winter setting.

Vermilion Valley Vineyards in Winter

The Scenery Again

Snow along the banks of the river is pretty, but snow along the banks of the lake is stunning. Here’s the “Jewel of the Port” all dressed in white.

snowy lighthouse

Fat Tires

That’s right, snow on the ground means off-roading! Rent one of these bad boys from Swerve Bike Shop in Oberlin (reopening January 19th).

Swerve Bike Shop Fat Tire Bike

Photo courtesy of Swerve Bike Shop

Hiking

Prefer two feet on the ground? Hit the great outdoors for a winter hike on your own, or join a scheduled hike, like the Annual Buckeye Trail Winter Hike at Findley State Park.

Winter Hike

Did we mention The Scenery?

Is this getting old yet? We hope not, because what’s the point of traveling if it’s not to see new places?! These are the places you have to see in Lorain County, like the Patchwork Trails.

Patchwork Trails of Lorain County

Here’s to hoping you make it to Lorain County, North Central Ohio this winter! Follow us on Facebook for more scenic winter views and snowy activities.

posted by lorain at 9:09 pm

2015 Lake Erie Fishing at a Glance

2015 Lake Erie Fishing at a Glance

Located along the shores of Lake Erie’s Central Basin, Lorain County is “Waist High in Walleye”.  As a premier recreational fishing destination, North Central Ohio welcomes many visitors each year. In 2015 visitors and anglers turned to our Facebook page, Lake Erie Fishing, for up-to-the-minute fishing reports, weather updates, news, and stories. Here’s a quick […]

posted by lorain at 3:03 pm

New Year’s Eve 2015: A Party For Your Personality

New Year’s Eve 2015: A Party For Your Personality

If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that we have a lot to celebrate. For starters, it’s the holiday season – we’re spending time with family, taking time off of work, and enjoying the fruits of the season. We should also celebrate the beautiful winter that North Central Ohio is having. Most […]

posted by lorain at 12:12 pm

3 Ways to Put a “Spin” on Your Holiday Traditions

3 Ways to Put a “Spin” on Your Holiday Traditions

There are certain holiday traditions that we just can’t do away with. Our yearly practices usually involve family and friends, and are definitely the core of our holiday season. But we are starting to get bored! You may find yourself ready to change things up when your kids squeal, “but we do this every Christmas”, and […]

posted by lorain at 12:12 pm

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