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Things to Do With the Kids in Lake County, Ohio

by Rose Welton, studioD

Lake County, Ohio, is a family-friendly area containing several cities and townships. Located right on Lake Erie and containing two rivers, the county is known for its scenery, agriculture and wine business. However, kids of all ages can find entertaining and engaging activities to stay busy that will also entertain the whole family.


In addition to the beautiful views of Lake Erie, kids visiting the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum & Lighthouse can also experience a marine museum that features nautical artifacts. Kids of all ages will also enjoy going up into the lighthouse tower for an immersive experience. At the family-oriented Lake Metroparks Lake Farmpark in Kirtland, kids can learn about how cheese is made and take advantage of the opportunity to milk dairy cows. There’s also a greenhouse and maple sugaring display at Lake Farmpark, along with a chance to make homemade ice cream on weekends and during special events.


Double Deuce Farm in Concord offers riding lessons for kids of all experience levels, providing a chance for them to learn a valuable skill while enjoying the beauty of Lake County. Open year-round, the facility has English, Western and jumping classes that put focus on good horsemanship. The county also has indoor-focused classes for kids, like at Family Karate in Mentor. Family Karate offers classes for the whole family, beginning with preschool aged children. The classes for kids focus on balance, coordination, fitness, memory, teamwork and general skills in order to prepare them for future martial arts.


Rich Lanes in Fairport Harbor offers eight lanes and features bumper bowling for younger kids, along with a grill featuring family favorites like hamburgers and pizza. Rich Lanes also has a youth program during the fall season on Saturdays. Chip’s Clubhouse in Chardon provides kids and adults with 18 holes of miniature golf on a course with obstacles and waterfalls. Kids can also enjoy the ice cream bar with flavors like green mint chip and cookie dough.


At Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park, located in Chardon, the whole family can enjoy six-story-high water slides, a lazy river inner tube ride and a swimming pool with slides designed after animals. There are paddle boats for families to take out on the lake and an area just for toddlers with a tunnel and playhouse. At Lake County Speedway in Painesville, families can take advantage of discount kids tickets and watch some of the car races. The speedway also offers a chance for kids and adults to drive go-karts on the track with provided safety gear.

About the Author

Rose Welton is a journalism major and a freelance writer. Her education is focused on nutrition and early childhood studies, making her an expert when it comes to writing about health and children's growth and development. She has written numerous articles and blog posts on various topics for online publications and has also worked on an Internet news team.