Parks

What’s not to love about glowing beaches, breathtaking sunrises and unique wildlife? Lorain County’s parks have an assortment of landscape from lakeside to forest. Birdwatching, hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, swimming and cycling are just some of the activities available.

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  • Black River Reservation
    Lorain

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

  • Caley Reservation - Lorain County Metro Parks
    Wellington

    Welcome to the Caley Reservation page. Caley is a semi-developed park reserved for wildlife and nature study. Its 507 acres include wetlands, forest, fields and two large ponds. Wellington Creek runs roughly through the middle of the reservation. Two popular activities include wildflower hikes and fishing, but visitors are welcome to simply come and enjoy the quiet and natural beauty of this unique park.

  • Carlisle Reservation - Lorain County Metro Parks
    LaGrange

    Welcome to the Carlisle Reservation home page. Carlisle is the largest of the Lorain County Metro Parks, encompassing 1,917 acres when included with Forest Hills Golf Course which lies at the northeastern end. Carlisle Reservation also offers a large variety of events and activities throughout the year, and is home to the administrative offices for the entire park system. From Holiday Lights to horseback riding to stargazing, Carlisle Reservation is a place you’ll want to get to know better.

  • 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.

  • Century Park
    Lorain

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

  • 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 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 south of Wellington, Ohio off Route 58. There are 220 acres of scenic terrain for your camping pleasure.

  • Common Ground Canopy Tours
    Oberlin

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

  • 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, boating/kayaking, fishing and camping.

  • Indian Hollow Reservation - Lorain County Metro Parks
    Grafton

    Welcome to the Indian Hollow Reservation page. We hope you'll find everything you need right here to see what Indian Hollow has to offer—then come over and check it out for yourself! With two reservable picnic shelters, a playground and soccer complex, an area to fly your RC airplanes and almost two miles of trails, we're sure you'll find it a great place to visit, walk, picnic, bike or just relax and listen to the trees.

  • 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.

  • Lorain County Metro Parks
    LaGrange

    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 Parks & Recreation
    Lorain

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • South Central Park - North Ridgeville
    North Ridgeville

    This 30 acre woodland park is open to the public from dawn to dusk with picnic pavilions and grills, a splash pad, playground, tennis, basketball an sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, restrooms, a 1.2 mile fitness trail and 4 acre fishing lake.

  • Vermilion River Reservation
    Vermilion

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

  • Veterans Memorial Park
    Avon Lake

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

  • Wellington Reservation
    Wellington

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

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