Mentor is one great vacation destination! It is the heart of Lake County’s shopping district with a fabulous mix of small and mid size shopping centers and the Great Lakes Mall, which as the largest mall in Lake County features more than 100 retailers including your national department stores, like Macy’s, Dillard’s and Sears. There are also many unique, locally owned specialty shops like Shamrock Cottage, Gallery One, Next to Me, the Olive & the Grape, and Fireside Antiques.
If you love the outdoors, then you’ve also come to the right place!
With more than 1,200 acres of green space you can hike to your heart’s content. Love birding? We have two nature preserves that are famous for watching the migration of birds in the early spring and fall. Love Lake Erie? Rent a kayak from the Mentor Lagoons Marina Office and paddle the protected waters of the lagoons.
We also boast Ohio’s longest public swimming beach at Headlands Beach State Park, plus another 1-1/2 miles of wild beach right on Ohio’s north coast at the Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve.
On Fridays, from May through September, we host the Mentor Farmers Market and Final Fridays at Civic Center Park.
Each summer, the Greater Cleveland Triathlon is held at Headlands Beach State Park attracting over 600 athletes from over 17 states. And in 2013, the Northern Ohio Marathon debuted as Lake County’s first marathon. Drawing more than 1,000 runners, it’s certain to become an annual event.
Use our Interactive Map to find the best in shopping, dining, boating and other leisure activities. It’s all right here in Mentor!