Ohio Designates New Water Trail

Sections of the Vermilion and Black Rivers have been designated an Ohio Water Trail according to an announcement by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.

The 27-mile Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail offers recreational users the opportunity to paddle portions of both rivers and a connecting section of waterway along the Lake Erie shoreline within the scenic Lorain County Metroparks.

The East Sandusky Bay Water Trail received its designation in 2007.

In addition to paddling, there are hiking and bicycling opportunities within the Lorain County Metroparks. The greater Lorain and Vermilion areas offer historical and cultural opportunities that are enjoyed each year at the Inland Seas Maritime Museum, Lakeview Rose Garden, the Black River Historical Society and Lorain Lighthouse.