With its northern border on Lake Erie, the world’s tenth largest lake, Lorain County is made up of close to 50% water, including lakes, rivers and reservoirs. The 27-mile Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail is especially appealing to paddlers. No kayak? No problem. There are plenty of rental services around to serve sit-down and stand-up paddlers.
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.
Boat launch operated by the Lorain Port Authority.
Findley State Park is in Lorain County south of Wellington on State Route 58. 900+ acres are here year round for hiking, biking, picnicking, boating/kayaking, fishing and camping.
Located at the Black River Wharf - a kayak livery servicing the Black River and Lake Erie.
Spanning two adjacent areas separated by the Vermilion River—Mill Hollow on one side and Bacon Woods on the other.
27-mile trail offering both river and open water travel along the Lake Erie shores.
This 550 acre park provides opportunities for hiking, biking, strolling, fishing, boating, and wildlife observation.
Their rentals include: kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and bikes.
Affiliated with West River Paddle Sports, West River Paddling Company is a specialty retail location.