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Summer on Lake Erie

There is still plenty of time to enjoy summer fun at Lorain County’s crowning jewel, Lake Erie!  Thanks to Lorain County’s prime location along the coast, its easy access to the lake provides many family fun activities to area visitors. Multiple fishing charters, marinas, and public boat launches are hoppin’ and so are events like: kayaking, water skiing, river and lighthouse tours, Jet Express cruises, and much more. 
Limiting out with Reel Thrill Charters

Fishing: Feeling the desire to open your tackle box? Lake Erie is known strongly for its walleye, perch, steelhead and bass catches. To ensure your big catch, check out the following great charter services. Docked in the small nautical town of Vermilion are two of our popular fishing charters: Bad Boy and Lucky Duck Sport Fishing.  The “Bad Boy” is a 30-foot Sports craft with the finest equipment to help you bring in the big ones. Or take a chance with Lucky Duck’s customized trips and friendly service.  Other Charters in the area include Fishin’ Boat Charters at Beaver Park North in Lorain and Reel Thrill Sport Fishing Charters at Spitzer Lakeside Marina.  Grab your fishing pole, hang up the ‘Gone Fishin’ sign, come on out and discover beautiful Lake Erie. 

Paddle Power:  Lake Erie is the pride and joy of North Central Ohio; it is the 12th largest freshwater lake with plenty of multi sport activity opportunities.  It’s the shallowest and warmest of all the Great Lakes which has increased its popularity and made its recreation limitless. Its large variety of water trails allows for kayaking, canoeing, and boating.  Take advantage of the well known Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail by choosing from one of nine popular access points including Mill HollowLakeview Park and Beach, or French Creek. Need to rent a kayak? West River Kayak and Canoe is a great place to start, with hourly and day rates for kayaks, canoes, and bikes. Or paddle the Black River into Lake Erie with assistance from Great Lakes Kayaking.   

Tours: Lake Erie is full of recreation, energy and nature.  The Lorain Port Authority offers a detailed tour of the Lorain Lighthouse along with Black River Nature Tours. Tours are offered weekly at a variety of times to squeeze into you busy summer schedule. Explore Lake Erie by boat and experience a guided tour of its unique treasures. The Jet Express features weekly shuttles to the Lake Erie Islands as well as downtown Cleveland. The Jet Express still has sunset wine tasting cruises and more along with shuttles to upcoming Cleveland Browns games on their calendar. Ease on down the Vermilion River on the Mystic Belle, a tour designed for the whole family! This 55 minute river tour gives you a glimpse of Vermilion‘s history as well as a taste of the local wildlife.

Don’t let summer slip by without taking in the great Lake Erie breeze! Check out great lodging options as well and spend a few days with us.  

posted by lorain at 11:11 am

Outdoor grilling AND walleye season are both in full swing! Walleye can be found now in the near shore waters of Lake Erie between Vermilion and Avon Point. Got a cooler full of fresh walleye? Lucky you! How about grilling up something a bit different? This recipe is not too difficult and a family favorite […]

posted by lorain at 4:04 pm

Lorain County – Home to some of the best North Central Ohio Lake Erie beaches!

Lorain County – Home to some of the best North Central Ohio Lake Erie beaches!

There is still plenty of time for summer swimming fun, and with the warmest water of any Great Lake, Lake Erie is an ideal beach location. Nestled in the north central shoreline of Ohio, Lorain County is home to some of the best beaches on Lake Erie. Whether you are interested in swimming, a family […]

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