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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  • Back Roads & Beaches Bike and Multi-Sport Tour

    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

    Boat launch operated by the Lorain Port Authority.

  • Findley State Park

    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.

  • Great Lakes Kayaking

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

  • Vermilion River Reservation

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

  • Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail

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

  • Wellington Reservation

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

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