Family Recreation / Amusements

Your family will find plenty of year ‘round vacation fun spots to enjoy in north central Ohio. From spectator sports to amusement parks and specialty sports facilities, you’ll find something to amuse the whole family.

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  • Amherst Historical Society & Sandstone Village
    Amherst

    The Amherst Historical Society's mission is to promote and educate the general public of the history of the Amherst area.

  • Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival
    Avon

    June 16-18, 2017 This three day festival features Duck Tape crafts, fashions and more.

  • Back Roads & Beaches Bike and Multi-Sport Tour
    Wellington

    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.

  • Back Roads and Beaches Geo Trail
    Amherst

    BRaB Geo Trail is a series of 15 caches along our premier cycling and multi-sport route.

  • Carlisle Reservation Equestrian Center
    LaGrange

    The Equestrian Area, just a bit further southwest on Nickel-Plate Diagonal Road, is not just for horses, although horse lovers find it a favorite place to ride.

  • Century Park
    Lorain

    2.76 acre park with 320 foot long beach and fishing access.

  • Charlemont Reservation
    Wellington

    Charlemont is a 757 acre undeveloped park in southern Lorain County and is the only one in the LC Metro Parks system that allows hunting (rabbit & pheasant.)

  • City of Elyria Parks & Recreation
    Elyria

    City of Elyria Parks and Recreation offer many different activities for a variety of seasonal fun.

  • City of Oberlin
    Oberlin

    Oberlin has been called "the most cosmopolitan small town in America".

  • Columbia Homecoming Festival
    Columbia Station

    Entertainment, food, rides, 5K run & in-line skate, car show, kids events, baking contest, cornhole competition, parade, fireworks, and Sunday church service.

  • Columbia Reservation
    Columbia Station

    409-acre reservation.

  • Common Ground
    Oberlin

    Common Ground is a non-profit organization located on 21 beautiful acres providing a variety of services to expand potential in youth, adults, and businesses.

  • Common Ground Canopy Tours
    Oberlin

    Take an exhilarating trip through the transformative treetops of the 30-acre property in the beautiful Vermilion River Valley.

  • FireFish Festival
    Lorain

    For one day downtown Lorain is transformed into a stage for a scorching array of art, dance, music, and fire orchestrated in unexpected places.

  • Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
    Oberlin

    FAVA presents changing exhibits of high quality artwork in a variety of styles and media.

  • Fitch's Farm Market
    Avon

    A sixth generation farm featuring a farm market and pick-your-own strawberries, peas, beans, peppers, tomatoes, and more while in season.

  • Foxy Lady Fishing Charters
    Vermilion

    Lake Erie walleye and perch charters out of Vermilion, Ohio

  • Ghostly Manor Thrill Center & Skateworld
    Sandusky

    Do not under estimate the terror that awaits you in every room of Ghostly Manor. There is something fun for every age at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center!

  • Grobe Fruit Farm
    Elyria

    Offering fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and pasteurized cider. Grobe Fruit Farm market is open from July through March.

  • Hauntville
    Elyria

    Ohio's Scariest Haunted Houses.

  • The Jet Express
    Lorain

    High-speed passenger ferry from Sandusky and Port Clinton to downtown Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay. Also offers private excursion adventures and charter services from Black River Landing, Lorain, OH.

  • Lake Erie Crushers Professional Baseball
    Avon

    The Lake Erie Crushers are the newest expansion team in the Frontier League, an independent professional baseball league with 12 teams throughout the Midwest.

  • Lakeview Park
    Lorain

    42 acres of lake front property for the public to enjoy.

  • Lorain County Community College
    Elyria

    LCCC offers 80+ degrees, certificates, programs, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees from 8 Ohio universities through its University Partnership program.

  • Lorain County Fair
    Wellington

    172nd Lorain County Fair August 20–27, 2017.

  • Lorain County Historical Society and Museum
    Elyria

    The LCHS serves all people and organizations by collecting, preserving, interpreting and presenting the history of Lorain County.

  • Lorain County Metro Parks
    Columbia Station

    Picnic areas to play in, nature centers to learn in, observation areas to watch from and over 9,000 acres of green space to explore are at the Lorain County Metro Parks.

  • Lorain Lighthouse Foundation
    Lorain

    The Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization created to spearhead the preservation of the Lorain Lighthouse. It was also established to maintain the history and integrity of Lorain’s Waterfront.

  • Lorain Palace Theatre
    Lorain

    Lorain Palace Theatre serves as a Civic Center, meeting place, and entertainment facility offering movies, live theater, special event space, and concerts.

  • Lorain Port Authority
    Lorain

    Lorain Port Authority promotes waterborne commerce, provide economic development opportunities in Lorain, and to enhance public access to our waterways.

  • Mercy Health and Recreation Center (Hollstein Reservation)
    Amherst

    This facility offers members and daily guests an array of recreational opportunities.

  • Miller Nature Preserve and Conservatory
    Avon

    78 acres of wooded land - bring your family, friends, and camera to capture the beauty inside and outside.

  • Miller's Apple Hill
    Henrietta Twp

    An Apple Orchard, a Bulk Food Store and so much more!

  • Mystic Belle
    Vermilion

    Cruising down the scenic Vermilion River on a sunny summer afternoon is a fun experience no matter your age.

  • North Park Ice Arena
    Elyria

    Ice arena is located in the North Park Sports Complex and offers open skates, skating lessons, and ice arena rental.

  • North Ridgeville Corn Festival
    North Ridgeville

    Held annually during the 2nd weekend in August.

  • Oberlin Heritage Center
    Oberlin

    Visit the Oberlin Heritage Center to explore the history of this small town with nationally significant stories.

  • Our Little World Alpacas
    Grafton

    Our Little World Alpacas is a 6 acre farm in Grafton home to 50 alpacas.

  • Pipe Yard Baseball Stadium
    Lorain

    Named in honor of U.S. Steel, The Pipe Yard is the area's elite baseball facility with seating for over 1,300 and ability to host day and night games.

  • Rockin' on the River
    Lorain

    Rockin’ on the River is Northeast Ohio’s longest running and highest attended outdoor concert series.

  • Schoepfle Garden
    Henrietta Township

    70 acres of botanical gardens and natural woodland bordered on one side by the Vermilion River.

  • Splash Zone
    Oberlin

    Whether you're a serious swimmer or just want to get wet on those hot summer days, the outdoor pool has 6,000 sq feet of water to dip your body in.

  • Spooky Ranch/Rocking-R-Ranch
    Columbia Station

    Old West Pumpkin Fest by Day, Spooky Ranch by night.

  • Sundae Funday's
    Columbia Station

    Mini golf, pizza, ice cream and FUN! Open year round.

  • Synergy Woods
    Grafton

    Come out and climb, zip, jump and splat at Synergy Woods.

  • Victory Park Ohio
    North Ridgeville

    Victory Park Ohio is a 60+ acre sports and entertainment complex and the home of Victory Sports Park.

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