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  • At-a-Glance
  • What to Look For
  • Noteworthy Rarities
  • Local Resources
  • 37 - Lakeview Park

    Lorain County Metro Parks
    1800 West Erie Avenue,
    Lorain, OH 44052


    Public Access

    Open sunrise to sunset April through October, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November through March


    Hiking Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible Trails

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 27'48.04"; W 82° 11'34.99"

    Driving Directions

    Follow U.S. Route 6 into Lorain. Lakeview Park will be on the north side of the street.

    What to Look For

    Most of the park is well manicured but has an overstory of large oak trees. Good numbers of songbirds can be found in these trees in migration. As Lakeview Park is right on Lake Erie, interesting and unexpected species can turn up in the park during migratory periods, such as American Woodcock. The best birding area is the beach that runs the length of the park. Large numbers of gulls and terns often loaf here, and good numbers of waterfowl can be seen in offshore waters, especially in late fall and early winter.

    Noteworthy Rarities

    Ohio’s last record of Black-backed Woodpecker came from Lakeview Park, on September 27, 1984. Purple Sandpiper has been found on the rocky offshore jetties, and all three scoter species are occasionally seen in late fall and early winter.