It is easy to take for granted everything there is to do in your hometown. Its what you see you day in and day out. However others who have never visited your area before may find what is a mundane to you exciting and unique to them. Lorain County is a perfect example of this. For those of us who have lived here for many years its easy to take for granted all of the activities that surround us. Best of all, many of them are FREE or low cost. Here are a few examples of new activities to try the next time you say “but there is nothing to do!”
Oberlin College – This world renowned college is home to a fantastic art and music department offering a plethora of plays, music performances, theater productions, operas, speakers and art shows. And that’s just the college sponsored events. There is also a variety of poetry readings, concerts and activities coordinated by the students at the local coffee shop. http://new.oberlin.edu/calendar/
Ohio Wines – I could write a blog just about the variety of Ohio wines now available in our area with several new wineries opening up within 30 minutes of 5 Corners Bed & Breakfast. Each has its own unique personality. A few to try – John Christ Winery, Papermoon Vineyards, Quarry Hill Winery and Vermilion Valley Vineyards. Don’t forget Richard’s Wine Cellar just two blocks from the B&B. He features over 3,000 bottles of wine from all around the world.
Lorain County Metro Parks – This area has FANTASTIC parks that are sure to offer something for everyone…bird watching, kayaking, cross country skiing, sledding, beaching, nature hikes, outdoor concerts, ballroom dancing and even sunset cruises along the Black River. Plus most of these activities are free or low cost. Check out www.metroparks.cc for a complete list.