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Bucket List Item #1 – Kayak the Black River

#bucketlist item #1 is brought to you by a couple in their mid-forties who have kayaked a few times before on different vacations and trips. The one thing they’d love to do in Lorain County is kayak the Black River!


The photo chosen to represent kayaking the Black River shows a young paddler heading toward the Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge aka Henderson Bridge. This bridge was built in 1939 and was named for World War II hero from Lorain that was killed at the Battle of Midway. To have a summer paddling adventure near this cool bridge, you can rent a kayak from Great Lakes Kayaking or The LoCo ‘Yak Shak.

There’s a lot more to see along the Black River than some stationary bridges though. The shoreline of the Black River is also a birding hotspot.


You can also enjoy waterfalls and scenic rock formations along the west branch of the river.


And what day of leisurely paddling would be complete without a sunset?


Now, some of you may want have Kayak the Black River on your bucket list with an entirely different experience in mind. Like the guy in this video did…

winter black river

No matter your style, leisurely or adventurous, we hope these images of kayaking the Black River have earned the activity a spot on your #bucketlist.


posted by lorain at 5:05 pm

Apples, and Pumpkins, and Children, Oh My!

Apples, and Pumpkins, and Children, Oh My!

This week in Northeastern Ohio we are enchanted by all things fall.  The leaves have begun to change and we’re seeing the first glimpse of flaming crimson and glowing yellow leaves. Meanwhile, our beloved Lake Erie is keeping the temps in the mid to upper 70s for us to fully enjoy all things autumn. In […]

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Monarch Migration

Monarch Migration

Lorain County has been getting a huge influx of visitors the past few days, and hundreds more are on the way! Don’t worry- they won’t have any influence on traffic or getting a seat at your favorite area restaurant. The annual monarch migration has begun, and the butterflies are making their way through Northern Ohio […]

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Goodbye to our interns!

As the cool weather creeps in and fall approaches, it’s time to reflect back on another wonderful, adventure-filled summer in Lorain County! This summer, three interns got the opportunity to spend the warm summer months at the Visit Lorain County office in Amherst. They weren’t just in the office though! Our interns got to take […]

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