The Holden Arboretum was started in 1931 with a bequest from Albert Fairchild Holden. Built up over the decades by members of the Holden family and other interested parties, Holden Arboretum now encompasses 3,600 with 120,000 plants, with the focus on a recognized collection of trees and shrubs, which are displayed in gardens accompanied by groundcovers and perennials, and in themed collections. The Arboretum has 20 miles of hiking trails, visitor center, reference library and picnic area are on the grounds.
Lake Metroparks was formed in 1958 under the authority of the Ohio Revised Code and is a separate political subdivision of the state of Ohio. Lake Metroparks provides visitors with countless recreational and educational experiences at diverse facilities spread over 36 parks encompassing 8,196 acres including an agriculturally themed park, a nature center, a state-of-the-art education and wildlife rehabilitation center, two golf courses, more than 50 miles of trails, six parks on Lake Erie's shoreline and a cross-country ski center.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
ODNR is the state agency charged with maintaining natural resources such as state parks, public lands, state forests, state waterways, and recreation areas. Its Division of State Parks oversees Headlands State Park, a mile-long, natural sand beach which is the largest in the state.
Lake County Captains
The Captains are the Cleveland Indians’ Single-A Minor team in Lake County. Beautiful Classic Park is a major destination for affordable family fun and group and corporate outings in the area.
For a listing of farmer's markets in Lake County, please see the following page on the Visitor's Bureau website.
Lakeland Community College Arts
Lakeland's Arts program provides both performances and resources for area artists. Please see their schedule of events for more information.
Lake Erie College Department of Fine Arts
The Lake Erie College of Fine Arts holds productions year-round through its dance, music, and theater programs. Please see their website for a schedule of upcoming events.
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association offers classes in music, drama, dance, and the visual arts as well as private music instruction to nearly 400 students each year ranging in age from 2 to 72.In addition to arts education Rabbit Run offers numerous cultural opportunities to the community and runs several summer youth programs. RRCAA also operates historic Rabbit Run Theater, one of the few barn theaters still in operation in Ohio. Over 7,000 patrons visit Rabbit Run during the summer to enjoy outstanding theater in our charming and rustic setting by Lake Erie.