The modern-day Vermilion was first settled during the early 19th century. In 1834, the Village of Vermilion was formed and at that time was a small boat harbor. The Vermilion Lighthouse was built in 1847. Though the fishing business of the area flourished until the 1970s, Vermilion became a major resort community during the early 20th century. Vermilion was incorporated as a city in 1960.
Vermilion and nearby Attractions
- Inland Seas Maritime Museum
- Vermilion River Reservation
- Allen Memorial Art Museum
- Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
- Castaway Bay Waterpark
- Cedar Point Amusement Park
Things To Do In Vermilion
You can visit the Showse Park, Brownhelm Historic District, and the Linwood Park while staying in Vermilion. You can also shop at the South Shore Shopping Center. Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on the Vermilion Riverand, Lake Erie, and Black River. In addition, you can spend your leisure hours at Castaway Bay which offers a 38,000 square foot waterpark, a number of water slides, water coasters, and an indoor wave pool.
The nearest airport is Lorain County Regional Airport.
Vermilion Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by Lorain County Community College, Baldwin - Wallace College, Oberlin College, Cleveland State University, Ashland University, Case Western Reserve University, and Cuyahoga Community College District.