Introduction to Avon Lake, Ohio
Avon Lake, Ohio, in Lorain county, is 8 miles NE of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 17 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Avon Lake History
Avon Lake was initially part of Cuyahoga County and was first settled in the year 1812. In 1822 it became part of Lorain County and in 1915 was separated from the Township of Avon (now a city) to form the Township of Avon Lake. Avon Lake was granted the status of a city in the year 1960. Railroad tracks act as the point of division between the cities of Avon and Avon Lake.
Avon Lake and Nearby Attractions
- Avon Lake Public Library
- Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church
- Avon Lake Boat Club
- Sweetbriar Golf Course
- Inwood Park
Things To Do In Avon Lake
Visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of Avon Lake may take a look around the public library which offers a wealth of information. The city is dotted with churches and cemeteries such as the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, the Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, the Avon Lake United Church of Chris and the Lake Shore Cemetery. Golf enthusiasts can visit the Sweetbriar Golf Course to enjoy a round of golf with friends. The Avon Lake Boat Club and the numerous parks around the city, such as Inwood Park, Miller Road Park, Resatar Park and Weiss Field offer excellent recreational opportunities for both adults and children. "The Learwood Square Shopping Center" is the ideal place to visit for those interested in taking back souvenirs for loved ones.
Avon Lake Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.
Avon Lake Higher Education
Higher education opportunities are available at the local Lorain County Community College. Other institutes nearby include Oberlin College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College District.