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.
The most notable feature is the Bridgeway Trail and the Steel Mill Trail.
Scan ponds for waterfowl; hike the trail for woodland nesters.
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.
Cascade Park is the largest and most popular park in Elyria.
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.
Findley State Park is in Lorain County south of Wellington on State Route 58. 900+ acres are here year round for hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing and camping.
The trail is 13 miles and passes through a variety of countryside including farm, field and forest. Many intersections serve as great places to jump on or off the trail.
Sandy Ridge Reservation is a 310 acre wetland and wildlife preserve located in North Ridgeville.
18.5 acre park on the Lake Erie shoreline.
Spanning two adjacent areas separated by the Vermilion River—Mill Hollow on one side and Bacon Woods on the other.
5.8 acre park on the shores of Lake Erie with a beach and fishing access.
This 550 acre park provides opportunities for hiking, biking, strolling, fishing, boating, and wildlife observation.