Activities & Attractions: Huron County

Summit Motorsports Park
Summit Motorsports Park / Photo courtesy of Mark Laroche

Looking for thrills or ways to chill? It’s all in Huron County.

Firelands Historical Society Museum
The oldest museum in Ohio houses amazing pieces of local history, including an extraordinary collection of Native American artifacts, a superb gun collection and many other historical items. Located in a beautiful two-story home, the museum is across the street from the Laning-Young Research Center, which has a 4,000-volume library of historical and genealogical material, plus a new interactive American Indian Research Center and other exhibits. (4 Case Avenue, Norwalk 44857; 419.663.0392;

Parks and Athletics
Enjoy the great outdoors and sports of all kinds at the parks and recreational facilities located throughout Huron County. Monroeville, New London, Norwalk, Plymouth Village and Willard City all offer public parks, some with playgrounds, baseball fields, tennis courts and sledding hills; some with opportunities to camp, boat, hunt, fish, swim and ice skate. The city of Norwalk also features the Ernsthausen Community Complex, with pools, a sauna, an indoor playground, a gymnasium, an indoor rubber track, racquetball courts and exercise equipment.

Summit Motorsports Park
Racing enthusiasts get their adrenaline rush as cars, motorcycles and trucks show off their power at the Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk. Look for exciting new events as well as the classics including “Night Under Fire,” the largest, longest single-day drag race in the world; the “Blue Suede Cruise” and the “Halloween Classic.” (1300 OH-18, Norwalk 44857; 419.668.5555;