Family Recreation / Amusements

Your family will find plenty of year ‘round vacation fun spots to enjoy in north central Ohio. From spectator sports to amusement parks and specialty sports facilities, you’ll find something to amuse the whole family.

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  • Aloha SUP/Lake Erie Paddler
    Lorain

    Standup Paddling Sales, Lesson, Rentals, Fitness, Excursions on Lake Erie.

  • Amherst Historical Society & Sandstone Village
    Amherst

    The Amherst Historical Society's mission is to promote and educate the general public of the history of the Amherst area.

  • Aut-O-Rama Drive-In Theatre
    North Ridgeville

    The Aut-O-Rama is open every night during the summer season showing first run double features each night on 2 GIANT screens, 2 of the largest screens in Ohio!

  • Back Roads & Beaches Bike and Multi-Sport Tour
    Wellington

    The Back Roads and Beaches route provides the most scenic and low-traffic roads and bike paths that lead riders through some of Ohio's best landscape.

  • Back Roads and Beaches Geo Trail
    Amherst

    BRaB Geo Trail is a series of 15 caches along our premier cycling and multi-sport route.

  • Carlisle Reservation Equestrian Center
    LaGrange

    The Equestrian Area, just a bit further southwest on Nickel-Plate Diagonal Road, is not just for horses, although horse lovers find it a favorite place to ride.

  • Cedar Point
    Sandusky

    The Roller Coaster Capital of the World®, Cedar Point is located on Lake Erie just west of Lorain County.

  • Century Park
    Lorain

    2.76 acre park with 320 foot long beach and fishing access.

  • Charlemont Reservation
    Wellington

    Charlemont is a 757 acre undeveloped park in southern Lorain County and is the only one in the LC Metro Parks system that allows hunting (rabbit & pheasant.)

  • City of Elyria Parks & Recreation
    Elyria

    City of Elyria Parks and Recreation offer many different activities for a variety of seasonal fun.

  • City of Oberlin
    Oberlin

    Oberlin has been called "the most cosmopolitan small town in America".

  • Columbia Reservation
    Columbia Station

    409-acre reservation.

  • Common Ground
    Oberlin

    Common Ground is a non-profit organization located on 21 beautiful acres providing a variety of services to expand potential in youth, adults, and businesses.

  • Common Ground Canopy Tours
    Oberlin

    Take an exhilarating trip through the transformative treetops of the 30-acre property in the beautiful Vermilion River Valley.

  • Discover Aviation Center
    Elyria

    Discover Aviation is a facility to introduce youth to aviation/related careers in a fun, educational manner through events, seminars, and hands-on experiences.

  • Equine Differences
    Oberlin

    Equine Differences teaches lessons for all ages and skill levels. They provide the horse and all equipment or give lessons on your own horse.

  • Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
    Oberlin

    FAVA presents changing exhibits of high quality artwork in a variety of styles and media.

  • Fun Country Soaring
    Wellington

    Fun Country Soaring club promotes the sport of soaring gliders. Open April - November.

  • Ghostly Manor Thrill Center & Skateworld
    Sandusky

    Do not under estimate the terror that awaits you in every room of Ghostly Manor.

  • Hauntville
    Elyria

    Ohio's Scariest Haunted Houses.

  • Hoisting Steel Strength and Fitness Club
    Amherst

    Put in the work and see progress, get results.

  • The Jet Express
    Lorain

    Excursion adventures and charter services from Black River Landing, Lorain, OH.

  • Lake Erie Crushers Professional Baseball
    Avon

    The Lake Erie Crushers are the newest expansion team in the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league with 12 teams throughout the Midwest.

  • LakeShore Electric Boating
    Vermilion

    Visit LakeShore Electric Boating at Moes Marine Service and rent a Duffy Electric Boat to explore the beautiful Vermilion Harbor!

  • Lakeview Park
    Lorain

    42 acres of lake front property for the public to enjoy.

  • Lettuce Heads Farm
    Wellington

    Aquaponics and farm providing healthy, fresh produce every single day of the year.

  • Linwood Park
    Vermilion

    Linwood Park is a lakeside recreational community on the shores of Lake Erie in Vermilion, Ohio.

  • Lorain County Community College
    Elyria

    LCCC offers 80+ degrees, certificates, programs, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees from 8 Ohio universities through its University Partnership program.

  • Lorain County Fair
    Wellington

    This agricultural event has world class entertainment, tractor pulls, live animals, demo derby, horse racing, and much more. August 19–25, 2013.

  • Lorain County Historical Society and Museum
    Elyria

    The LCHS serves all people and organizations by collecting, preserving, interpreting and presenting the history of Lorain County.

  • Lorain County Ironmen
    Lorain

    The Ironmen play in a collegiate wood bat league covering three states, whose purpose is to provide entertainment and a program for eligible players.

  • Lorain County Metro Parks
    Columbia Station

    Picnic areas to play in, nature centers to learn in, observation areas to watch from and over 9,000 acres of green space to explore are at the Lorain County Metro Parks.

  • Lorain County Speedway
    Elyria

    Ohio's premiere 3/8 mile Asphalt Racetrack! Racing Saturday nights at 7pm.

  • Lorain Lighthouse
    Lorain

    On October 22, 1913 congress appropriated $35,000 for a light and fog station at Lorain Harbor.

  • Lorain Palace Theatre
    Lorain

    Lorain Palace Theatre serves as a Civic Center, meeting place, and entertainment facility offering movies, live theater, special event space, and concerts.

  • Lorain Port Authority
    Lorain

    Mission: Promote waterborne commerce, provide economic development opportunities in Lorain, and to enhance public access to our waterways.

  • Lost Nation Sports Park West
    Lorain

    Lost Nation is a multi-purpose, indoor/outdoor athletic facility which is open to the public.

  • Mercy Health and Recreation Center (Hollstein Reservation)
    Amherst

    This facility offers members and daily guests an array of recreational opportunities.

  • Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island
    Port Clinton

    Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay and Middle Bass Island, Ohio from Catawba

  • Miller Nature Preserve and Conservatory
    Avon

    78 acres of wooded land - bring your family, friends, and camera to capture the beauty inside and outside.

  • Miller's Apple Hill
    Henrietta Twp

    An Apple Orchard, a Bulk Food Store and so much more!

  • Mystic Belle
    Vermilion

    Cruising down the scenic Vermilion River on a sunny summer afternoon is a fun experience no matter your age.

  • North Park Ice Arena
    Elyria

    Ice arena is located in the North Park Sports Complex and offers open skates, skating lessons, and ice arena rental.

  • North Ridgeville Corn Festival
    North Ridgeville

    Held annually during the 2nd weekend in August.

  • Northcoast Grapevine Tours
    Lorain

    Let Northcoast Grapevine Tours provide you with a great experience touring the beautiful wineries and vineyards of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands wine trail.

  • Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras
    Oberlin

    NOYO's mission is to provide opportunities for young musicians to come together to rehearse and perform symphonic music.

  • Oberlin College Lanes
    Oberlin

    College Lanes is located in the Hales Annex on the Oberlin College Campus.

  • Oberlin Heritage Center
    Oberlin

    Visit the Oberlin Heritage Center to explore the history of this small town with nationally significant stories.

  • Ohio Dance Theatre
    Oberlin

    Ohio Dance Theatre is a ballet based contemporary dance company that presents works with a strong theatrical element.

  • Our Little World Alpacas
    Grafton

    Our Little World Alpacas is a 6 acre farm in Grafton.

  • Pipe Yard Baseball Stadium
    Lorain

    Named in honor of U.S. Steel, The Pipe Yard is the area's elite baseball facility with seating for over 1,300 and ability to host day and night games.

  • Rebman Recreation
    Lorain

    Rebman Recreation Inc. has 48 AMF Bowling Lanes, Banquet Facilities, Snack Bar, Lounge and Large Pro Shop. Group Packages are available.

  • Rockin' on the River
    Lorain

    Rockin’ on the River is Northeast Ohio’s longest running and highest attended outdoor concert series.

  • Romp's Marina
    Vermilion

    Romp's offers easy access to Lake Erie 1/2 mile down river from the marina.

  • Scarlet Transportation & Adventure Tours
    Amherst

    A variety of different adventure bus or car service experiences in Lorain County and surrounding areas help you discover Ohio's hidden treasures.

  • Schoepfle Garden
    Henrietta Township

    70 acres of botanical gardens and natural woodland bordered on one side by the Vermilion River.

  • Splash Zone
    Oberlin

    Whether you're a serious swimmer or just want to get wet on those hot summer days, the outdoor pool has 6,000 sq feet of water to dip your body in.

  • Spooky Ranch/Rocking-R-Ranch
    Columbia Station

    Old West Pumpkin Fest by Day, Spooky Ranch by night.

  • SportsVille
    North Ridgeville

    SportsVille is over 25 acres of fun including both outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family.

  • Sundae Funday's
    Columbia Station

    Mini golf, pizza, ice cream and FUN! Open year round.

  • Synergy Woods
    Grafton

    Come out and climb, zip, jump and splat at Synergy Woods.

  • TrueNorth Cultural Arts
    Sheffield Lake

    Lorain County Metro Parks has partnered with TrueNorth Cultural Arts to provide an exciting variety of both fine arts and performing arts programming.

  • Vermilion Family YMCA
    Vermilion

    The YMCA mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

  • Victory Park Ohio
    North Ridgeville

    Victory Park Ohio is a 60+ acre sports and entertainment complex and the home of Victory Sports Park.

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