Completed Metroparks

Black River Trail

With almost half million visitors each year, this is one of the most popular parks in the Lorain County Metro Park system. The most notable feature is the Bridgeway Trail and the Steel Mill Trail.  They total 5.5 miles of paved all-purpose trail that follows the Black River through its meanderings from Elyria to Lorain, spanning four city jurisdictions altogether. The reservation also features three separate picnic areas: High Meadows, Bur Oak and Day's Dam, each contributing its own special character to the variety and natural beauty of this impressive park.

Current Projects

Black River Trail 3C

Connects the existing trail at SR611 to Lake Erie. Metroparks Black River Trail Map Lorain County Metroparks - Black River Trail Website

  • August 24, 2020
  • Photo Aug 24, 2 21 12 PM
  • August 2020
  • Photo Aug 14, 1 11 51 PM
  • July 2020
  • Photo Jul 20, 11 28 17 AM
  • February 2020
  • Photo Feb 21, 11 29 01 AM