Introduction to Mentor, Ohio
Mentor, Ohio, in Lake county, is 21 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. It's situated along the south shore of Lake Erie. The city includes industrial areas, small ranches and upscale lakefront homes. It's a primary retail location in the Greater Cleveland area. The city's name comes from the Greek figure Mentor.
Mentor was settled in 1797 as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. After the Civil War ended nurseries and greenhouses were thriving. Mentor became a popular summer resort area for the prosperous families of Cleveland. President James A. Garfield had a home in the city.
- James A. Garfield National Historic Site includes the home of President Garfield and features a large collection of Victorian Furniture.
- Lake County History Center
- Ice Arena
- Mentor Lagoon's Tall Ship Festival
- Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum
- Great Lakes Mall
- Holden Arboretum
- Mentor Fire Museum
- Mentor Beach Park
- Morton Pool & Spray Park
- Headlands Beach State Park
- James A. Garfield National Historic Site
- Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
The popular Headlands Beach State Park is located along the shores of Lake Erie. It's regarded as one of the best beaches in the state and includes hiking trails. The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve is situated on Lake Erie and includes an oak bluff and is a resting place for migrating birds and butterflies. Headlands Dunes State Nature Preserve features rare plants and migrating birds.
Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve offers scenic trails and is popular with nature enthusiasts. Lake Erie attracts bird watchers. The city provides an extensive bicycle path system. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the Black Brook Golf Course. The county includes a collection of wineries.
The nearest airport is Cuyahoga County Airport.
Mentor Higher Education
Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Dental - Medical Assistants, Cleveland State University and John Carroll University provide opportunities for higher studies.