Summertime is family fun time in Lorain County

by Visit Lorain County

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.


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Tour Stops

  • 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: Toll-Free: 8005267275
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  • Wood & Wine

    Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, pastas, steaks & seafood along with some great wines!

    • Address: 38790 Chester Rd.
      Avon, Ohio 44011
    • Phone: Local Number: (440) 934-9463
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  • Fairfield Inn & Suites - Avon

    This Fairfield Inn & Suites offers the perfect combination of amenities and value. After a good nights sleep on our Luxury Bedding with thicker mattresses, crisp linens and fluffier pillows, we offer a complimentary Early Eats hot breakfast. Enjoy a dip in our indoor pool, a relaxing soak in our spa or a energizing workout in our exercise room. Business guests appreciate our Free High Speed Internet, voice mail, FAX service and Business Library. We specialize in a variety of Suites including large two room suites, Separate living/sleeping area suites and Jacuzzi Suites. All of our guest rooms offer coffee makers, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards, HBO, ESPN,CNN, pay-per-view Movies, free local calls, in-room safes and Electronic Card Key Security System. Marriott Rewards Points, AAA Members, Corporate and Extended Stay Discounts available.  

    • Address: 39050 Colorado Avenue
      Avon, Ohio 44011
    • Phone: Local Number: 4409347445
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  • Value Place

    Value Place is an extended-stay hotel. Our rates are priced for a minimum one week stay, and are not adjusted to a daily rate if the stay is less than one week. When your stay goes into the next week, another weekly rate is charged. However, even though many people decide to stay with us for months, many guests staying less than one week find us less expensive than traditional hotels. Room fees and a 100.00 USD refundable deposit are due at time of arrival. The 100.00 USD deposit is charged upon move in even if the room is placed on a credit card hold. Deposit is refunded at move out pending no damages or owed charges. Front desk hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM and closed Sunday. After hours move-in must call extension 500 and the safety attendant will be paged to assist guests. Enjoy your stay in a clean, safe, and economical environment.

    • Address: 1610 Moore Rd.
      Avon, Ohio 44011
    • Phone: Local Number: (440) 934-1909
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  • Rose Cafe at Lakeview Beach

    Enjoy breakfast or lunch as you admire the beauty of the newly restored Rose Garden and the fabulous view of Lake Erie.

    • Address: 1800 West Erie Avenue
      Lorain, Ohio 44053
    • Phone: Local Number: 4402337272
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  • Great Lakes Kayaking

    Great Lakes Kayaking offers an array of different trips that can be adjusted to your individual needs. They operate on the Black River and Lake Erie which offers an abundance of wildlife to be seen. They are open 7 days a week from May 1st  through November 15th. Come see us, and enjoy a day of paddling. Now offering bike and paddleboard rentals too!

    • Address: 1355 Black River Parkway
      Lorain, Ohio 44052
    • Phone: Local Number: 4402445370
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  • Jackalope Lakeside

    The Jackalope Lakeside is Lorain's casual restaurant with a fine dining menu. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, it offers wonderful views of Spitzer's Lakeside Marina, colorful sunsets on Lake Erie, and the scenic vista of  the Historic Lorain Lighthouse. Jackalope Lakeside features steaks, seafood, pasta, and more.

    • Address: 301 Lakeside Avenue
      Lorain, OH 44052
    • Phone: Local Number: 4402882051
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