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Lorain county is located in northern Ohio just west of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie and uses Elyria as its county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 282,100, an increase of 10,974 over the 1990 census.

Due to its proximity to the Big Lake and its beautiful natural landscape formed of marshlands, lush woodlands, natural springs and rocky shorelines, Lorain county is an ideal location for catching a glimpse of more than 300 species of birds, and bald eagles, warblers and great blue herons are regular visitors, as well.

The 21-mile stretch of shoreline attracts hordes of anglers seeking to harvest a bit of the bountiful crops of walleye, smallmouth bass and yellow perch. A sand bar that extends from Lorain north to the Canadian line forms a natural barrier in about 30 feet of water where the walleye herd bait fish upon which to feed. From the middle of May through the third week of June is considered "prime time" for those "in the know."

Location: Elyria Ohio

Other Ohio Counties nearby:
(Ashland) Ashland County
(Cleveland) Cuyahoga County
(Sandusky) Erie County
(Chardon) Geauga County
(Norwalk) Huron County
(Painesville) Lake County

09/27 Coming to The Elyria area
The Big Tap-In Real Craft Beer Festival Boardman OH April20 The biggest craft beer fest between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Park Street Festival Columbus OH June7-8 So many Food Trucks, so little time! Bringing you the best & most diverse food trucks in all of Ohio, all in one place!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Annual Manchester Chicken Broil Manchester MI July18 Adelicious chicken dinner complete with half chicken, roll with butter, fresh made cole slaw with secret local recipe, radishes, chips and beverage. Entertainment and camaraderie are provided for your enjoyment along with an antique car show.
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Youngstown OH August2-4 The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.