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Lorain is a city in Northeast Ohio.

Get in[edit]

The City of Lorain is located on Erie Ave (Route 6 East/West) and Broadway (Route 57 North/South).

Amherst is located to the South of Lorain, Vermilion to the West of Lorain and Sheffield Lake is to the East of Lorain.

The easiest way driving into Lorain from the West is to take exit 10 from Route 2 and head North into Lorain which is about a 10-minute drive. Or from the East you may take exit 151 from Route 2 and head due West on Route 611 (Colorado Ave) into Lorain which is about 10 minutes also.

Lorain is approximately 30 miles West of Cleveland, Ohio.

Get around[edit]


  • Charles Berry Bridge.


  • Lakeview Beach1800 West Eire Ave +1 440 458-5121.
  • Century BeachEast Erie & Massachusetts +1 440 244-9000.
  • Great Lakes Kayaking1355 Black River Parkway +1 440 396-5887.
  • Bo-Kay Fishing ChartersSpitzer Lakeside Marina +1 440 282-2127.
  • Sandy B. Fishing ChartersSpitzer Lakeside Marina, toll-free: +1-888-886-5964.
  • Lorain Harbor. Warm water attracts waterfowl throughout the year. The breakwater and jetties can reveal great blue and black-crowned herons, as well as purple sandpipers. To East Pier, take Route 6 to Arizona Avenue north 500 feet to parking. To Municipal Pier, take Route 6 to Oberlin Avenue north 1,000 feet to parking.
  • Speigelberg Orchards6161 Middle Ridge Rd +1 440 233-6083.
  • Rebman Recreation5300 Oberlin Ave +1 440 282-6761.
  • Lorain Underground Railroad Station100 Black River Landing. Reflective Garden and Monument commemorating the Underground Railroad which led slaves to freedom.
  • Lorain Palace Theatre617 Broadway +1 440 245-2323. A "Movie Palace" in 1928, this restored Gothic theatre showcases drama, music, movies.
  • Harrison Cultural Community Centre1922 Hamilton Ave. +1 440 244-0359. Community resource site focusing on African American heritage, tutoring and mentoring youth.
  • Stocker Arts Center1005 North Abbe Rd (Lorain County Community College),  +1 440 366-7105. Performing and visual arts.


  • My 2nd Home Resale Shop5350 Oberlin Avenue Bldg C, Suite 201 +1 440 282-4032.


  • Diso's Bistro at All Nations4286 Oberlin Ave +1 440 282-1195.
  • Jackalope Lakeside301 Lakeside Ave +1 440 288-2051. Casual, on Lake Erie overlooking Lorain Lighthouse.
  • Rose Café at Lakeview Beach1800 West Erie Ave +1 440 233-7272. Breakfast and lunch, brunch on Sunday. Overlooks Rose Garden and Lake Erie.



  • Arbor Lights Bed & Breakfast3454 East Erie Ave +1 440 288-0816.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Lorain
SanduskyVermilion  W US 6.svg E  Sheffield LakeCleveland
END  N OH-58.svg S  AmherstAshland

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