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Lorain County Metro Parks

Discover Lorain County Metroparks, a unique blend of development and preservation, recreation and conservation. Forests of hardwoods blend into wetlands teeming with life. Habitats for wildlife abound, but there also is a place for you. Picnic areas to play in, nature centers to learn in, observation areas to watch from and new areas to explore are available to everyone at your Lorain County Metro Parks.

Address


12882 Diagonal Road

LaGrange, Ohio 44050

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: (800) 526-7275

Special Hours: Most parks open 8am to dusk

Website(s)

Homepage

Admission

All Visitors: FREE

Parking

All Visitors: FREE

Partner Itineraries

  • Summertime is family fun time in Lorain County
    by Partner Author

    Day 1 - A day at the “parks”.

     

    Begin at Crocker Park. Shop a variety of stores, take in a movie, play a game of chess on their “life size” board. Stay for lunch, lots of great options! Spend the afternoon at the French Creek Reservation. One of the many Lorain County Metro Parks. It's nature center has a bird observatory and indoor playground. Kids can climb, crawl, and explore in this fun room. French Creek also offers 4 ½ miles of winding wooded trails. So work up an appetite! Grab some wood-fired authentic Italian pizza at Wood & Wine. Watch pro-baseball team Lake Erie Crushers play at All-Pro Freight Stadium. Get some rest at one of our great hotels. Fairfield Inn & Suites or Value Place Hotel, both located near the Stadium.

     

    Day 2 -  Enjoy a day on the water!

     

    Breakfast at the hotel and then slather on the sunscreen! And get out to the lake for fun in the sun! Lakeview Park, another Lorain County Metro Park, is the perfect spot for swimming or sunbathing. The kids can burn off some energy at the playground on the beach as you enjoy beautiful views of the Lighthouse. Lunch at the Rose Café on the beach in the new Lakeview Beach Bathhouse. Rent a kayak for the afternoon at Great Lakes Kayaking located at the Black River Wharf in Lorain. Be sure to check out Lorain Port Authority’s event and boat tour schedules. If scheduling permits head to Black River Landing and hop on a relaxing Black  River Nature Tour or Lorain Lighthouse Tour or catch a concert. Enjoy a wonderful sunset meal overlooking the shores of Lake Erie at Jackalope Lakeside.

     

    For help planning your trip contact us at www.visitloraincounty.com or call 800.334.1673

  • Pop the cork off of an autumn adventure...
    by Partner Author

    Pop the cork off of an autumn adventure. North central Ohio should be in full color by mid October, take a few days and discover the beauty of rural Lorain County.  Wind through our picturesque back roads and take in the vibrant fall foliage as it changes. Stop in for tastings at our fine wineries, maybe even for a great meal or live music while you are there. Along the way discover our orchards and farm markets. Hop on a wagon ride or navigate a corn maze. Our Metro Parks are a great way to experience all that autumn has to offer with all of their special seasonal programming. So many sights, sounds and smells that tell us fall is in the air. Get out there and experience them! Don’t forget your camera!!

     

    Let us help you plan your autumn getaway at www.visitloraincounty.com, for complete listings of lodging, dining and adventure! Or call us at 1.800.334.1673.

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