Mentor is one great vacation destination! We are the heart of Lake County’s shopping district, with a great mix of small and mid size shopping centers plus the Great Lakes Mall, with more than 100 shops including Macy’s, Dillard’s and Sears. There’s also unique specialty shops like Shamrock Cottage, Gallery One, Next to Me, the Olive & the Grape, and Fireside Antiques.

For history buffs, you’ll find the home of the 20th President of the United States. The James A. Garfield National Historic Site boasts many of the family’s personal possessions and the first Presidential Memorial Library.

And, if you love the outdoors, then you’ve 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 the water? Rent a kayak from the Mentor Lagoons Marina Office and paddle its protected waters.

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.

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15 Feb 2014

By TRAVELHOST Contributing Writer