Lake Erie

Lorain County is located smack dab in the middle of north central Ohio along the shores of Lake Erie. It’s a natural oasis between Cleveland and Sandusky.

You’ll find plenty of family activity and outdoor adventure along Lake Erie in Lorain County.


Kayaking. Lorain County offers kayaking for all skill levels. Kayaking on the Black River to Lake Erie offers spectacular scenery, birding and up-close views of the Lorain Lighthouse. From here you can kayak on Lake Erie, inside or outside the breakwall.

Beaches. Lake Erie has several scenic beaches and parks along Lake Erie the newest being restored Lakeview Park and Beach in Lorain. One of Lake Erie’s most picturesque beaches, Lakeview is a great place to swim and sunbathe. Lakeview also hosts several triathlons and marathons.

Fishing. Lorain County offers spectacular angling year round. Walleye, steelhead, smallmouth bass, perch and more. Click here for details on our great fishing.

Scuba Diving. Lake Erie holds over 1000 shipwrecks many of which are in the Lorain County area. Click here for more information.

Fall and Winter are also great times to experience Lake Erie’s icy landscape. Combine your trip to Lake Erie with a visit to a local art gallery or winery. Visit for more information:

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