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  • 1830 Hallauer House B&B
    Oberlin

    1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast, located in Oberlin, is a Civil War themed B & B with many connections to the Underground Railroad.

  • A Hoy Sara J Sportfishing Charter Fleet
    Lorain

    The fleet moves from west to east as the water warms fishing for Walleye, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass and Perch.

  • Aladdin's Eatery
    Oberlin

    Unique and natural foods of the Middle East.

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
    Oberlin

    Comprised of more than 14,000 works of art from virtually every culture and spanning the history of art.

  • Aloha SUP/Lake Erie Paddler
    Lorain

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

  • Arbor Lights Vacation Home
    Lorain

    The Inn is located on beautiful East Erie Avenue (runs along the coast of Lake Erie) and has 3 large suites that feature private baths and one with a fireplace.

  • 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.

  • The Beacon B & B
    Lorain

    "The Beacon B & B" and "A Beach Cottage" vacation rentals at Lakeview Beach in Lorain, Ohio. Welcome to your home for the week!

  • Beaver Park Marina
    Lorain

    A full service marina located in Lorain, Ohio, and home to more than 275 docks with close and convenient access to Lake Erie.

  • Best Western
    Elyria

    You'll find free continental breakfast, high-speed Internet access, indoor pool, exercise room, cable television with free HBO®.

  • Bicycle Bill's, LLC
    Vermilion

    Bill's is a bicycle store with a great selection of bikes, accessories, clothes and shoes.

  • Black River Reservation
    Lorain

    The most notable feature is the Bridgeway Trail and the Steel Mill Trail.

  • Black River Wharf Boat Launch
    Lorain

    Boat launch operated by the Lorain Port Authority.

  • Bread-N-Brew
    Wellington

    Serving Sandwiches on freshly baked breads; gourmet coffee, tea, and espresso; hearty soups; refreshing salads; and tempting desserts and pastries.

  • Buckeye and the Frog Bed and Breakfast
    Oberlin

    “Peaceful” is the word most often used by guests to describe their stay at The Buckeye and the Frog.

  • The Burrell Homestead
    Sheffield Village

    1820 stately brick house that served as a branch school for the Oberlin Collegiate Institute and later was a station on the Underground Railroad.

  • Carlisle Reservation Duck Pond Picnic Area
    LaGrange

    Scan ponds for waterfowl; hike the trail for woodland nesters.

  • 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.

  • Cascade Park
    Elyria

    Cascade Park is the largest and most popular park in Elyria.

  • Castillo Real
    Lorain

    The most unique Mexican restaurant with the best view of Lake Erie.

  • 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.)

  • Charleston Coffee House
    Lorain

    Cozy coffee house in downtown Lorain.

  • City of Avon
    Avon

    Over the last many years Avon has been a city in transition. Growing from a farming community to the thriving area it is today, making Avon "the place to be."

  • City of Avon Lake
    Avon Lake

    The City of Avon Lake is located in Northern Ohio between the cities of Cleveland and Lorain.

  • City of Elyria Parks & Recreation
    Elyria

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

  • City of Lorain Public Fishing Pier
    Lorain

    25.5 -acre Public Fishing Pier provides access to the Black River and Lake Erie inside Lorain Harbor.

  • City of North Ridgeville
    North Ridgeville

    The place to go if you are a resident, perspective resident, local employer or interested in locating your business to our City.

  • City of Oberlin
    Oberlin

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

  • City of Sheffield Lake
    Sheffield Lake

    The City of Sheffield Lake is on the southern shore of Lake Erie. This community offers everyone a free, newly renovated public boat launch, bike trails, and 10 parks.

  • Clare-Mar Lakes Campground & RV Sales
    New London

    Clare-Mar Lakes Campground & RV Sales, Inc. is 7 miles S. of Wellington, Ohio off Route 58. There are 220 acres of scenic terrain for your camping pleasure.

  • 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.

  • Copper Kettle
    Lorain

    Copper Kettle is ideally situated on Beaver Creek in Lorain just 30 miles west of Cleveland and 30 miles east of Sandusky.

  • Country Inn & Suites
    Elyria

    Everything here is designed to make you feel welcome and relaxed.

  • Dog and Cat Bed and Breakfast
    Oberlin

    A quiet B & B in the heart of Oberlin where a Dog and Cat stay along with visiting guests.

  • East Side Launch Ramp
    Lorain

    Located at the west side of Lakeside Landing.

  • Elyria Art Works
    Elyria

    A community art center and gallery with a mission to offer art classes and experiences in many mediums to all ages and abilities.

  • End O' Way Bed and Breakfast
    Vermilion

    Located on a farm along the Vermilion River, 6 miles south of Vermilion, OH and 40 miles west of Cleveland. Features hot tub, kitchen, meadow, and screened in porch.

  • Erie Outfitters
    Sheffield Lake

    Erie Outfitters has been the cornerstone of fishing Lake Erie and its tributaries for years, and the source of much of the information that many of anglers have come to rely on.

  • Evans Home
    Oberlin

    The home is a National Historic Landmark and has ties to the Anti Slavery movement.

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
    Avon

    This Fairfield Inn & Suites offers the perfect combination of amenities and value.

  • The Feve
    Oberlin

    The main floor has table and bar service for dining and drinking, while the upstairs is a more casual environment where you order food and drinks at the bar.

  • 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.

  • Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
    Oberlin

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

  • First Church in Oberlin
    Oberlin

    Meeting site for the Oberlin Anti-Slavery Society

  • Fligner's Market
    Lorain

    Fligner’s Market has one of the largest full service meat counters in Ohio, quality baked goods, and Fligner's Catering.

  • Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trails
    North Ridgeville

    The Follow the Fish Art and Adventure Trails is a new public-art campaign celebrating local artists, nature, and sustainability.

  • Forest Hills Golf Course
    Elyria

    Forest Hills is an 18 hole golf course owned and operated by Lorain County Metro Parks.

  • Fort's Tavern
    Wellington

    A busy bar & grill in historic downtown Wellington. They're famous for their great wings!

  • Foxy Lady Fishing Charters
    Vermilion

    Lake Erie walleye and perch charters out of Vermilion, Ohio

  • Frank Lloyd Wright | Weltzheimer/Johnson House
    Oberlin

    Oberlin College's Weltzheimer/Johnson House is a late example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian houses.

  • Fratello's
    Avon Lake

    Chef Craig offers patrons a variety of delicious choices and his brother Ron maintains the very large and varied wine list.

  • Fun Country Soaring
    Wellington

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

  • George's Hook n Gun
    Lorain

    A premier, full scale gun and fishing/tackle store located on the shores of Lake Erie.

  • Ginko Gallery
    Oberlin

    A working fiberart studio and contempory craft gallery which features the work of over 250 individuals and very small studios.

  • Great Lakes Kayaking
    Lorain

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

  • Grumpy's Bait Bucket
    Lorain

    Grumpy's Bait Bucket is located right next to Great Lakes Kayak at 14th & Broadway in downtown Lorain.

  • Hampton Inn - Elyria
    Elyria

    Newer hotel that joins the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands and had it's grand opening on July 25, 2013.

  • Hickory Nut Golf Course
    Columbia Station

    Our undulating true greens and lush fairways, in a beautifully wooded setting, will provide you with a satisfying golf experience.

  • Holy Mackerel Fishing Tackle Flea Market
    Oberlin

    Everything for the fisherman. Thousands of rods, reels, lures and miscellaneous tackle. Custom fly-tying, also buying old and used tackle.

  • Hot Waters Bait & Tackle
    Lorain

    Everything you need for a day fishing on the lake.

  • The Hotel at Oberlin
    Oberlin

    Features 70 guestrooms and suites, a signature restaurant and bar, and event space overlooking Tappan Square.

  • Ivy Tree Inn and Garden
    Oberlin

    Located 2 blocks from central town square and college. 5 minute walk The inn is situated on a lofty perch across from scenic arboretum, Plum Creek and historic Johnson House.

  • Jackalope Lakeside
    Lorain

    The Jackalope Lakeside is Lorain's casual restaurant with a fine dining menu.

  • The Jet Express
    Lorain

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

  • John Christ Winery
    Avon Lake

    The John Christ Winery makes award-winning fine quality wines.

  • Jolly Roger's Seafood House
    Vermilion

    This award-winning, quick-service restaurant serves the finest Lake Erie Yellow Perch and Walleye.

  • K-Cream Korner
    Lorain

    Come and relax at this outdoor picnic area and enjoy cool treats or delicious lunch.

  • Kanisa House and the Dred Scott Garden
    Elyria

    African American Cultural Programs were designed by the founders in 1970 to uplift and inspire African Americans and the community.

  • Klingshirn Winery Inc.
    Avon Lake

    Klingshirn Winery is a third generation family farm winery in Avon Lake, Ohio.

  • Krieg's Strawberry Farm & Market
    Vermilion

    Pick your own strawberries at this scenic outdoor stand, and don't forget to try their delicious frozen custard!

  • Lake Breeze Inn
    Sheffield Lake

    Lake Breeze Inn is a charming, new, stone front, contemporary Bed & Breakfast nestled in a manicured, park-like setting with endless views of Lake Erie.

  • Lakeland Lodges
    Vermilion

    Lakeland Lodges boasts a private, sandy beach amidst a charming landscape where the accommodations are sparkling clean and reasonably priced.

  • 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.

  • Lakewood Beach Park
    Sheffield Lake

    City of Sheffield Lake's westernmost public coastal access site.

  • Linwood Park
    Vermilion

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

  • 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.

  • Lorain Arts Council
    Lorain

    The Lorain Arts Council is an organization dedicated to the recognition and awareness of the arts in the Northeast Ohio area.

  • 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 Historical Society
    Lorain

    The mission of the Lorain Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of the City of Lorain and to share that history.

  • Lorain Lighthouse
    Lorain

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

  • Lorain Municipal Pier Launch Ramp
    Lorain

    The site it Lorain's oldest boat launch and is locally known as "Hot Waters."

  • Lorain Parks & Recreation
    Lorain

    The Lorain Parks and Recreation Department provides numerous recreational programs, amenities, and facility maintenance of 56 city parks.

  • Lorain Port Authority
    Lorain

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

  • Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument
    Lorain

    This historic landmark can be found at the Black River Landing in Lorain.

  • Lorain Wheelmen Bicycle Club
    Amherst

    A group of cyclists interested in bicycling as a fun, healthful sport for adults and children, as well as a practical, inexpensive means of transportation.

  • Lorenzo's Pizzeria
    Oberlin

    Lorenzo's Pizzeria & Restaurant has proudly served only the finest in Italian cuisine to the Northeast Ohio area for over twenty years.

  • Lucky Duck Sport Fishing Charters
    Vermilion

    Lake Erie charters available for walleye, smallmouth bass, yellow perch and steelhead.

  • Main Street Beach
    Vermilion

    Main Street Beach is a small, popular Lake Erie swimming beach in downtown Vermilion

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park
    Oberlin

    Three monuments specific to African American history stand in the park.

  • Martino's International Café
    Vermilion

    Martino's offers a wide array of delicious international style dishes from around the world, or your American style down home cooking favorites.

  • Matus Winery
    Wakeman

    Enjoy premier wines while relaxing with picturesque views of the vineyard and country side.

  • 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 Road Park
    Avon Lake

    17.7 acre park with beach and two-lane public boat launch.

  • Molnar Outdoor
    Elyria

    At Molnar Outdoor, you'll find a vast selection of fine outdoor gear and camping equipment.

  • Monteith Hall
    Elyria

    Former home of John Monteith housed fugitive slaves.

  • My Bonnie Fishing Charter
    Lorain

    All equipment is provided; you just show up and catch fish.

  • Mystic Belle
    Vermilion

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

  • North Coast Inland Trail
    Kipton

    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.

  • Oberlin Back House Cottage
    Oberlin

    Private retreat cottage on park-like grounds.

  • Oberlin College
    Oberlin

    Oberlin College has a historical reputation as a center for abolitionist activities.

  • Oberlin Golf Club
    Oberlin

    The Oberlin Golf Club, founded in 1899, is one of the oldest golf courses in Ohio.

  • Oberlin Heritage Center
    Oberlin

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

  • Oberlin Underground Railroad Center
    Oberlin

    Future home of the Underground Railroad Center

  • Oberlin Underground Railroad Marker and Garden
    Oberlin

    Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison visited Oberlin and dedicated a bench in the park as part of her "Bench by the Road" project.

  • Papa Joe’s Pizza and Granny Joe’s Ice Creamatorium
    Vermilion

    The best, hand-tossed pizza pies in town and great ice cream and treats to die for!

  • Paper Moon Vineyards
    Vermilion

    Paper Moon Vineyards serves a selection of regional and vinifera wines. The tasting room offers a view of the vineyard, pond, woods and an occasional bald eagle.

  • Peter Miller House Museum
    Avon Lake

    Tours of the house, featuring early Greek Revival architecture, are available throughout the summer and by appointment April-November.

  • Pozzie's Lakeside Bait & Tackle
    Lorain

    This bait and tackle store is your one stop shop before the lake carrying beer, tobacco, soft drinks and snacks.

  • Quaker Steak & Lube - Vermilion
    Vermilion

    Family restaurant with award-winning food, an exciting unique motor sport/aquatic theme, summer Bike Nite Wednesdays and year-round events.

  • Quality Inn
    Elyria

    Guests of this Elyria hotel will enjoy many full-service amenities. Business and leisure travelers welcome.

  • Ramada Elyria
    Elyria

    Full service hotel midway between Sandusky and downtown Cleveland. Featuring indoor pool, restaurant, pub, meeting rooms and more.

  • Red Roof Inn
    Elyria

    Located less than .5 mile from Midway Mall, 11 miles from Oberlin College, & 7 miles from the French Creek District in Avon. Elevator (new in 2015), indoor pool, and continental breakfast.

  • Reel Thrill Sportfishing Charters
    Lorain

    Lake Erie sportfishing/fishing charters out of Lorain. Specializing in walleye, steelhead trout and yellow perch. Docked at Spitzer Lakeside Marina.

  • Rhythm of Life Music Festival
    New London

    Rhythm of Life Festival will bring together diverse musical acts and workshops for a special event celebrating freedom, creativity, the power of community, and the importance of living in the moment.

  • Riverdog Gallery
    Wakeman

    All works are mixed media wall pieces entirely made by hand from stuffed cotton fabric, polymer clay, metal and acrylic.

  • Riverdog Retreat
    Oberlin

    Completely furnished, uniquely decorated and very private lodging for visitors to Oberlin and other destinations in Lorain County.

  • Riverview RV Park & Marina
    Vermilion

    Combines camping and boating together. Camp directly in front of your floating steel dock.

  • Rockin' on the River
    Lorain

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

  • Romp's Dairy Dock
    Vermilion

    Romper Room snack bar has homemade sandwiches and fun food. The Dairy Dock ice cream stand has the best sundaes and sodas you've ever tasted!

  • Romp's Marina
    Vermilion

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

  • Sandy Ridge Reservation
    North Ridgeville

    Sandy Ridge Reservation is a 310 acre wetland and wildlife preserve located in North Ridgeville.

  • Schoepfle Garden
    Henrietta Township

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

  • Sheffield Lake Community Park Boat Launch
    Sheffield Lake

    The City of Sheffield Lake gave boaters a much needed public access to Lake Erie by renovating the lake-front property which includes a two-lane boat launch.

  • Showse Park
    Vermilion

    18.5 acre park on the Lake Erie shoreline.

  • Shurtleff Cottage
    Oberlin

    Conveniently located, within a 5 minute walk, to the Oberlin College campus.

  • Silver Wheels Cycling Club
    Elyria

    Silver Wheels Cycling Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to create recreational bicycling opportunities for people in the greater Northern Ohio Region.

  • Spirit of '76 Museum
    Wellington

    Museum contains the history of painter Archibald Willard, artist of the famous "Spirit of '76." The museum also contains Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts.

  • Spitzer Marinas
    Lorain

    Equal distance to Cleveland, Canada and the islands. Easily accessible from the east, west or south.

  • 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.

  • SportsVille
    North Ridgeville

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

  • Spreng Haus Guest Lodging
    Wellington

    Spreng Haus Guest Lodging, located in downtown Wellington, offers overnight guests 1300 square feet of clean and comfortable living!

  • Sterk's of Oberlin
    Oberlin

    Locally owned restaurant/tavern serving classic American fare with an upscale twist.

  • Sunset Motel
    Oberlin

    Neat & clean, nice & quiet comfortable rooms. Cable TV, phone, movies. Separate rooms/arrangements for Nonsmokers and smokers.

  • Super 8
    Elyria

    The Super 8 Elyria has a central location to Cleveland and Sandusky attractions. All rooms offer Free Wireless High Speed Internet and a Free Continental Breakfast.

  • Swerve Bike Shop
    Oberlin

    Services include new and used bike sales, a full service repair shop, bike rentals, ride maps, clothing and accessories. Located in downtown Oberlin.

  • Synergy Woods
    Grafton

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

  • Talcott Hall Sculpture and Healing Garden
    Oberlin

    Distinctive and well-known railroad sculpture and healing garden.

  • Thorn Mountain Bike Trail
    Wellington

    Nine-mile, mostly singletrack mountain bike trail inside Findley State Park in Wellington, Ohio.

  • Tight Line Charters
    Lorain

    They are a full service — May thru October — Lake Erie, Central Basin charter service operating since 1984.

  • Timber Ridge Campground
    Amherst

    Timber Ridge Campground is open to the public from May 15th - October 15th for camping and fishing.

  • Uncommon Objects Gallery Store
    Oberlin

    Located on the first floor of the New Union Center for the Arts, FAVA's Gallery Store highlights original work by area artists and craftspeople.

  • 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 Valley Vineyards
    Henrietta Township

    Vineyard and winery set in tranquil surroundings featuring a variety of vinifera wines grown on site and fruit wines.

  • Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail
    Vermilion

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

  • Veterans Memorial Park
    Avon Lake

    5.8 acre park on the shores of Lake Erie with a beach and fishing access.

  • Village Inn & Efficiencies
    Vermilion

    The Village Inn & Efficiencies is a 17 unit lodging facility offering sleeping rooms, small and large efficiency apartments. Their rooms are clean and affordable.

  • Wellington Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
    Wellington

    Wellington Country Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Wellington.

  • Wellington Reservation
    Wellington

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

  • Wellington-Oberlin Rescue Monument
    Oberlin

    Monument to the Wellington-Oberlin rescuers that participated in the 1858 rescue of fugitive slave John Price.

  • 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.

  • Westwood Cemetery
    Oberlin

    Here lie former slaves, famous abolitionists, and many who have become known as Oberlin's faces of change. Click here for a map to guide you through Oberlin's faces of change who now rest here.

  • Whet Your Palette
    Amherst

    Bring out your inner artist with a fun, relaxed acrylic painting class.

  • Wild Goose Gardens & Inn
    Oberlin

    Located just minutes from the Oberlin College campus, the Wild Goose Inn offers a peaceful country setting on our organic farm overlooking the Oberlin Golf Club.

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