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Recreational Facilities & Activities

Looking for things to do in and around Wellington? This page is full of places to go to enjoy nature, sports, or just spend a day with the family. We're including as many of the options as possible, but this list is far from exhaustive. Like the rest of this site, this page is always under construction as we are always finding new things to add.

Wellington Recreation Park

This is a major regional park that is located on the western border of the village, just north of State Route 18. This park hosts several large tournaments in softball. The village is constantly making improvements to the park, but at last count there were eight baseball diamonds (lighted), a lighted tennis court, a skatepark, two basketball courts (lighted), a soccer field, three picnic pavilions, a playground, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a one-mile nature walk through a wooded area.

Lorain County Metroparks

The Lorain County Metroparks operates several parks around Wellington that are available for picnics and relaxation.

  • Wellington Reservation opened in 2005 through the joint efforts of the Metro Parks and the Village of Wellington. This is a 550 acre park surrounding the South Reservoir on Jones Road and featuring hiking, biking, fishing, and boating. Relax and watch the wildlife in the wetlands! There are over four miles of paved and stone trails looping across the wetlands and grasslands. Cruise the 21 acre reservoir on a paddle boat - free of charge! There is also a visitor's center available for rent.
  • The Metroparks operate Splash Zone in southern Oberlin. Splash Zone features an indoor 8-lane pool, a tot lagoon, outdoor zero-depth entry pool, water toys, a 24-foot high water slide, playground, fitness room, aerobics room, water jets, and a waterfall.
  • The Charlemont Reservation is a 757 acre park that is located in Rochester and Huntington Townships, just minutes from Wellington. This undeveloped park features miles of equestrian trails. This is the only park in the system that allows hunting (for rabbit and pheasant).
  • Caley Reservation is located on 507 acres off West Road, just north of Webster Road. The park features wetlands, forest and field habitats, two large ponds, and a stretch of the Wellington Creek. Wildflower hikes and fishing are popular at this park just north of Wellington.
  • The Carlisle Reservation off of Diagonal Road north of LaGrange is the largest park in the system. At 1,820 acres, there is plenty to do here. This park includes a visitor's center, duck ponds, Forest Hills Golf Course, equestrian trails, and picnic pavilions.

Findley State Park

Findley State Park is run by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Findley features a 93 acre lake surrounded by 838 acres of mostly wooded terrain. Findley's 272 campsites are open year-round and a typical summer weekend will find the park near capacity. The campground features showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities, dump station, game room, and a camp store. Pets are permitted on some sites. Electric motors are permitted on the lake, which has two separate boat launches. Canoes, rowboats, and paddleboats are available for rental on the beach side of the lake. You can enjoy 435 feet of beautiful beaches, over 10 miles of trails, and many nature programs that are provided at the park.

Lorain County Fair

The Lorain County Fair is run by the Lorain County Agricultural Society. This is the second largest county fair in Ohio and is one of the oldest. The fair is always two weeks before Labor Day, at the end of August. Join us for hundreds of vendors, tons of food, rides, games, and animals.

Country Skateland

This roller rink is located in Pittsfield, just a few miles north of Wellington. Enjoy a session of roller skating - fun for the whole family!

Lake Erie and The Islands

One of America's "Five Great Lakes", Lake Erie and her beaches are just 25 minutes from Wellington. Enjoy a day at the beach building sandcastles and swimming or have an outing on the lake with a Lake Erie cruise, rental boat, or your own boat. Take a ferry to one several islands and enjoy a day in paradise! Visit Put-in-Bay, the "Bass Islands" (South, Middle, and North), or Kelley's Island.

Cedar Point

Get to the Point, Cedar Point! America's Roller Coast! Cedar Point holds several world records such as the most roller coasters in a single park (16!), the the tallest coaster (Top Thrill Dragster, 420 Feet), fastest coaster (Top Thrill Dragster, 120 MPH), and tallest wooden coaster (Mean Streak, 161 Feet). Visit the Soak City water park, Hotel Breakers Resort, and the all new Castaway Bay year-round, indoor water park, spa, and resort. All this fun is located in Sandusky, just an hour from Wellington!

Cleveland - So Much to Do!

Cleveland is less than an hour from Wellington and has so many activities it is hard to keep count! Major league sports go year-round in this industrial city! With the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers, you can see all kinds of action in Clevelands new stadiums and arena! There are museums galore! The Great Lakes Science Center is fun for the whole family. And don't forget to stop next door at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Let's not forget the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Also the William G. Mather Museum, NASA Glenn Research Center, the Children's Museum, the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, or the Western Reserve Historical Society. Wow! So much to do!

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