Mentor is one great vacation destination! We are 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 features more than 100 retailers including your favorite national department stores, like Macy’s, Dillard’s and Sears. We also have 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. For more information on Mentor attractions, check out the 2012 Lake Erie Living Travel Guide.
Each summer, the Greater Cleveland Triathlon is held at Headlands Beach State Park attracting over 600 athletes from over 17 states.
Use our Interactive Map to find the best in shopping, dining, boating and other leisure activities. It’s all right here in Mentor!