Introduction to Sheffield Lake, Ohio
Sheffield Lake History
The area that is now known as Sheffield Lake was once occupied by Native American Indians. In 1815, Captain John Day of Sheffield, Massachusetts and Captain Jabez Burrell bought a tract of land in the Connecticut Western Reserve. Later that year several settlers arrived at the mouth of the French Creek and a community called Sheffield was formed. The village of Sheffield Lake was incorporated in 1920.
Sheffield Lake and Nearby Attractions
- Hickories Museum
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- 103rd OVI Memorial Foundation
- Goodtimes Amusement Park
- Westshore Park
- Bradley Woods Reservation
Things To Do In Sheffield Lake
Oberlin Heritage Center, Hickories Museum, and NASA Glenn Research Center are frequently visited. Inland Seas Maritime Museum has exhibits which portray lighthouses, shipwrecks, and shipping of the Great Lakes. Places of historical interest include Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site, and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Popular attractions near Sheffield Lake are African Safari Wildlife Park and Cedar Point. Recreational opportunities are available at Bradley Woods Reservation, Carlisle Reservation, and French Creek Reservation.
Sheffield Lake Transportation
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Sheffield Lake Higher Education
Lorain County Community College, Oberlin College, and Baldwin-Wallace College are nearby colleges.