- Amish Country
Lake County was formed from lands originally claimed by Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties in 1840 and was named of course for its proximity to Lake Erie.
Specific areas of Lake County are known first for its great soil and climate that makes it an ideal growing environment and the reason there are so many nurseries located here. Today, the nursery industry maintains a major portion of agriculture in the county. At one time Lake County was known as the rose capital of the world but encroaching urban centers have taken precedence in the west region of the county. Although Lake County is the smallest county in the state it produces an estimate one third of all nursery stock sold across the state.
Annual Lavender Festival at Luvin Lavender Farms held in early July.
While Lake County, Ohio is known far and wide for its agricultural contributions to the state, its 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline offers a variety of opportunities for visitors and locals as well. Besides recreational boating and fishing opportunities, Lake County also provides plentiful locations where naturalists and bird watchers can enjoy the local and migratory animals passing through the area.