Lorain County is truly an Ohio gem! As we prepare to produce our 2011 Adventure and Visitor Info Guide, we've decided to coordinate the timing with a suggested trip through Lorain County! Whether you are a life-long North Central Ohio resident or a welcomed out-of-state guest, we’ve prepared some day-trip and long weekend itineraries!
History buffs will find an abundance of interesting, significant Lorain County history. Start your tour in Elyria at the Lorain County Historical Society and Hickories Museum. The Hickories Museum is an 1895 mansion built by Arthur Garford, the Elyria industrialist who invented the padded bicycle seat. Exhibits highlight the home's original architecture and details the everyday life of an upper-class, early 20th century family.
|From Smitty’s website
A lunchtime visit to Smitty’s Place in Elyria is always a welcome treat! A family tradition since 1934, Smitty's is renowned for their “Smitty Burger.” This local favorite has even drawn national attention with a visit from President Barack Obama!
|Photo: Jon Fobes