Lorain has a long history with industrial America. The town has long been involved in steel and auto working, not only employing local residents, but attracting workers from other locales as well. The Ford Motor Company production facility operated from 1958 until 2005. Produced were various models of automobiles including the Ranchero, Thunderbird, and Econoline vans. Republic Steel currently operates various steel mills that stretch three miles. Previously owned and operated by U.S. Steel, these mills have long employed a large part of the population, and were the main draw for out of state and foreign workers to the city.
Biking and Hiking Tra
Residents of Lorain know well that hiking and biking trails are a pleasure to travel. Various routes run through and around the city. Not satisfied with the city travel alone, certain routes also traverse to the beachfront. In summer, a person can bike or walk the paths to enjoy nature or follow a custom route, such as the Arts Route, that visits local attractions. The county has a section on their Visit Lorain website about these trails. Users can select areas of interest, such as dining or wineries, and receive a custom route that will take them by related locations.