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Wellington is a small town in Lorain county, Ohio, some 20 miles south of Lake Erie. It was established in 1855 and came to national prominence in 1858 when some three dozen men stormed the town hotel, rescued a runaway slave from a US posse, and smuggled him to freedom in Canada.

Get in[edit]

Map of Wellington (Ohio)

By car[edit]

Wellington is at the intersection of SR 18, and SR 58. Oberlin is directly north of Wellington on SR58.

Get around[edit]


Wellington Town Hall
Herrick Memorial Library
  • Main Street Wellington. Main Street in Wellington offers shopping opportunities and an array of historic homes dating as far back as the 1830s.
  • 1 Wellington Town Hall. A historic town hall building.
  • Spirit of 76 Museum, 201 North Main St, +1 440 647-4367. Museum with memorabilia from local history, including oil paintings by Archibald Willard.
  • Lorain & West Virginia Railway (L&WV), 46485 State Rt, +1 440 647-6660. A partially preserved historic railroad that was constructed to send industrial supplies to West Virginia.



  • 1 Lorain County Fair, 23000 Fairgrounds Road, +1 440 647-2781. late August. Agricultural event with world class entertainment, tractor pulls, live animals, demo derby, combine derby and horse racing. The Lorain County Fair offers a week-long family activity with rides, crafts, live music, and their famous demolition derby. You can also take a ride on an old fashion steam train.
  • Ohio Scottish Games (Lorain County Fairgrounds). June. A festival that celebrates Scottish heritage. Includes demonstrations of Scottish art and music.


  • 2 Findley State Park, 25381 State Route 58, +1 440-647-5749. Findley State Park (Q49489045) on Wikidata
  • Bonnie Brae Farms, 27717 Quarry Rd., Wellington, +1 440 647-3232. One hundred years old, Bonnie Brae Farms is a champion Elk farm in Ohio's gorgeous rolling countryside. Gift shop & venison sales. Open summer weekend and special events. On special days, tours of the farm are available.
  • Days of Yore Herb & Flower Farm, 50549 State Route 113, +1 440 647-2045.
  • Caley National Wildlife Woods (from Route 2, exit south on Route 58 to Whitney Rd and turn left; turn right on West Road to park entrance). Managed wetland habitat is popular with many types of waterfowl. Nearly all species of dabbling ducks migrate here during spring and fall.





  • Clare-Mar Lakes Campground & RV Sales, 47571 New London Eastern Rd, toll-free: +1-800-589-5789.
  • 1 Findley State Park, 25381 State Route 58, +1 440 647-5749. Findley State Park (Q49489045) on Wikidata


Go next[edit]

Routes through Wellington
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