Kayaking / Paddling

With its northern border on Lake Erie, the world’s tenth largest lake, Lorain County is made up of close to 50% water, including lakes, rivers and reservoirs. The 27-mile Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail is especially appealing to paddlers. No kayak? No problem. There are plenty of rental services around to serve sit-down and stand-up paddlers.

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  • Aloha SUP/Lake Erie Paddler
    Lorain

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

  • 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.

  • Black River Wharf Boat Launch
    Lorain

    Boat launch operated by the Lorain Port Authority.

  • Findley State Park
    Wellington

    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.

  • Great Lakes Kayaking
    Lorain

    Located at the Black River Wharf - a kayak livery servicing the Black River and Lake Erie.

  • LoCo 'Yaks
    Lorain

    LoCo ‘Yaks is a Lorain County Kayak & Paddle Sports Group providing fun, safe & eco-friendly open-water instruction and educational adventures for all ages.

  • Vermilion River Reservation
    Vermilion

    Spanning two adjacent areas separated by the Vermilion River—Mill Hollow on one side and Bacon Woods on the other.

  • Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail
    Vermilion

    27-mile trail offering both river and open water travel along the Lake Erie shores.

  • Wellington Reservation
    Wellington

    This 550 acre park provides opportunities for hiking, biking, strolling, fishing, boating, and wildlife observation.

  • West River Paddle Sports
    Vermilion

    Their rentals include: kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and bikes.

  • West River Paddling Company
    Vermilion

    Affiliated with West River Paddle Sports, West River Paddling Company is a specialty retail location.

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