Are You Planning Your Buckeye Trail Hike?

Fall colors are expected to be at their peak in the coming weeks here in Northeast Ohio and the Buckeye Trail offers a wealth of scenic beauty as it winds its way through the state.

The City of Mentor is proud of our status as a Buckeye Trail Town.  We are a part of the Bedford Section which leads to the Northeast Terminus of the Buckeye Trail at Headlands Beach State Park– Ohio’s longest natural beach!

You’ll make your way through the Mentor Marsh – an important stop for migratory birds in the spring and fall. Enjoy the natural splendor and photo opportunities of this unique ecosystem at the Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina and the Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve.

There is a lot to see and do in Mentor and neighboring communities.  History buffs will enjoy the stoic tranquility of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site – home to our Nation’s 20th president and what is widely regarded as the first Presidential Library.  The nearby Holden Arboretum is one of the largest arboreta and botanical gardens in the United States, with more than 3,600 acres, including 600 acres devoted to collections and gardens. And you’ll want to make sure you time your visit to take advantage of one of the great events hosted by the City each year – including our free Mentor Rocks summer concert series.

Last but not least, when you’re ready to take a break or need to replenish, Mentor is home to over 325 retailers, 170 eateries, as well as 9 hotels.  Download a free Mentor Visitor Guide at to plan your trip.

Learn more about the Buckeye Trail.