This summer make sure you get out of the house and experience some of the amazing offerings in your own backyard. Lorain County has some of the coolest events, spaces, parks and facilities in Northeast Ohio. Whether it is indoors or outdoors, you can find something fun to do every day of the week, rain or shine.
Opened in 2017, Play: CLE was the largest indoor adventure park in the Midwest when the first guest walked in. Since surpassed by its sister location (Play: CBUS, in Columbus), Play: CLE remains a top destination for thrill-seekers. With an amazing indoor aerial course, 165 foot zipline, ninja warrior courses and climbing elements, Play: CLE is sure to have something for everyone in your group. Don’t forget to refuel at their on-site bar and kitchen, Plate + Pint. Visit playadventureparks.com to book your tickets.
Speaking of refueling. You can’t find a better spot to grab some grillin’ meats than Fligner’s Market. Fligner’s has the longest full-service meat counter in the entire country. It doesn’t stop with the endless meat selections, Fligner’s also provides an incredible array of catering options, deli foods and baked goods. Visit flignersmarket.com to check out their wares or even order online.
Often overlooked due to the proximity to the Cleveland Metroparks system, the Lorain Country Metroparks offer an incredible variety of fun and engaging locations to explore the great outdoors. With over 110 miles of walking/hiking trails, it can take you all summer to see everything. Make sure you visit Cascade Park and Carlisle Reservation as they are some favorites. Visit loraincountymetroparks.com to check out all the parks and upcoming events.
To wash down the dust from all the hiking, make sure you stop by Railroad Brewing Company for some great brews and awesome food truck offerings. From their Choco Blonde to their Hazy Crazy IPA there is sure to be a beer that quenches your thirst. Stop out on Sundays for their Jeep Sundays and listen to live music with the top down! Visit railroadbrewingcompany.com for an updated beer list and to check out events.
The best outdoor concert series in Northeast Ohio returns in 2021. Rockin’ on the River brings great acts from across the country to perform right on the Black River and provide amazing entertainment. With a plethora of food and beverage vendors to keep you satisfied, make sure you bring your appetites and folding chairs for a great time. Visit rockinontheriver.com for dates and lineups.