The name given to the area comes from one of the previous owners of the property. His daughter, named Princess, liked to play on the sandstone ledges located on the property, thus the name "Princess Ledges." The beautiful ledges on the site become a fascinating site in the winter, as ice forms from springs flowing from the rock formations. This area is heavily wooded and offers an abundance of wildlife and wildflowers.
Enjoy a fabulous breakfast and luxury accommodations that are close to Cedar Point, the Lake Erie islands, and the Jet Express.
The winery features daily tastings, cheese platters, a gift shop, and gift baskets. A patio and golf course are on the grounds.
Fred and Joanna Buccia welcome visitors every day except Sunday. Tour and taste the quality wines that the right soils, temperatures, hard work, and determination have produced. The vineyard bed-and-breakfast features hot tubs. Reservations are required.
Caley is a semideveloped park reserved for wildlife and nature study. Its 507 acres include wetlands, forest, and field habitats, including two large ponds and Wellington Creek, which runs roughly through the middle of the reservation. Two popular activities include wildflower hikes and fishing, but visitors are welcome just to come and enjoy the quiet and natural beauty of this unique park.
This is a beautiful, lakefront b&b, featuring warm hospitality, full breakfasts, private baths, air conditioning, complimentary bicycles, and homemade cookies. It's a comfortable mix of old-fashioned comforts and modern amenities.
Carlisle is the largest of the Lorain County Metro Parks, encompassing 1,820 acres, with the Forest Hills Golf Course at the northeastern end. Carlisle also offers a large variety of events and activities throughout the year and is home to the administrative offices of the entire park system.
The ruggedly beautiful reserve is home to about 240 species of native plants, including ferns, wildflowers, trees, and shrubs growing in the gravelly soil of the park. Visitors are asked to take only pictures and to leave the plants, flowers, and other natural features of the reserve for others to enjoy.
The year-round waterpark resort features a 100,000-gallon wave pool, an 80,000-gallon activity pool, a children's play pool, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, 12 water slides, a 6,000-square-foot arcade, snack bar, and a TGIF's restaurant.
The amusement park features Top Thrill Dragster, a 420-foot-tall, 120-mile-per-hour roller coaster, billed as the tallest and fastest roller coaster ever built. The park has been voted several times as the "World's Best Amusement Park," with its causeway and frontier park of 68 rides, including 16 roller coasters.
Charlemont is a 757-acre, undeveloped park located in the main farming region of southern Lorain County. It's the only reservation in the Lorain County Metro Parks system that allows rabbit and pheasant hunting. The park is also a favorite of horseback riders, who are free to enjoy the equestrian trails built and maintained by the Lorain County chapter of the Ohio Horse Council.
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