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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.
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. 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. Lorain County also offers spectacular angling year round. Walleye, steelhead, smallmouth bass, perch and more. Scuba Diving? Lake Erie holds over 1000 shipwrecks many of which are in the Lorain County area.
Visitors with a passion for arts and culture are drawn to Lorain County's vibrant arts scene. There are many significant studios, galleries and museums that generate a creative buzz.
The famed Underground Railroad to freedom blazed several paths through Lorain County. Fugitive slaves passed through Lorain County in their search for liberty until about 1861, following Frederick Douglass's advice to follow the North Star to freedom in Canada. Lorain County provided a direct route to Lake Erie as northern Lorain County borders Lake Erie's central basin. Canada was said to be a "Promised Land" for the escaping slaves; however, many felt so safe in the little town of Oberlin that they decided to stay. They lived out their lives in peace among the safe confines of the town, some becoming anti-slavery activists. Because of the efforts of Oberlin's anti-slavery activists, no escaping slaves were ever caught in the town and returned to bondage.