This rental is located in a quiet suburb in north Mentor. Is located near Lake Erie, The Mentor Lagoons, Mentor Marina, and Veterans Park. The Mentor Lagoons, Mentor Marina and Veterans Park are within a 1/2 mile walking distance and both have walking and hiking trails.
There is much to experience in Mentor. During our summer months (June-August) there are many outdoor water sports to enjoy at Lake Erie, as well as hiking and biking opportunities on the Lake Metroparks trails. You can also enjoy spending time at the pool June-August. Mentor has 3 city pools to choose from: summer passes can be bought or you can pay-as-you-go.
A fun adventure any time of the year is a trip to a winery. There are many wineries within a 20-40 minute drive where you can enjoy live music, dance, food, and of course wine. My favorite is the Grand River Cellars in Madison. Geneava-on-the-Lake is a quaint little town to visit for the day (25-30 minute drive east) and is abundant with wineries.
Mentor is one of the best places in the world to experience bird-watching. The Mentor Lagoons, less than 1/2 mile away, is ranked one of the best places in the world to bird watch.
Throughout the winter months (November-March) Lake Metroparks offers snow-skiing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, sledding and tobogganing. There are many skiing opportunities 17-30 miles away: local favorites are Alpine Valley and Boston Mills/Brandywine.
Mentor has many festivals throughout the year, as well as many opportunities for family-friendly events at the Metroparks. These include, snowman building competitions and sledding adventures throughout the winter months (November-March); fall corn harvests, pumpkin rolls, clam bakes and haunted hay rides throughout the fall months (September-October); bug adventures, nature hikes, swimming and boating classes, and free concerts in the Mentor Civic Center park throughout the spring and summer months (April-August). I always keep an eye on the local City of Mentor webpage and Lake Metroparks webpage for up-coming events.
Mentor has a lot of good restaurants. Local favorites include Mama Robertos, T.J.'s on the Avenue, Yours Truly, Scooters Dawg House (open March-September), Noosa Bistro, China Buffet, Aladdin's Eatery, FroYo Twist, Malley's, Cruisin 50's Diner. P.F. Changs and Cheesecake Factory are also favorites: they are in Beachwood (25 minute drive south inside Beachwood Plaza).
There are plenty of golf courses and places to horseback. As you can see there is plenty to do and see for any and everyone!
Places to see and experience anytime of the year include:
- The Holden Arboretum (20 minute drive southeast)
- Lost Nation Sport Complex (10 minute drive west)
- Mentor Civic Arena in-door ice skating (2 minute drive south)
- Lake Metroparks
- Massages at Ladies and Gentleman Salon offers different massages packages (6 minute drive southeast)
- Great Lakes Mall (10 minute drive southwest)
- Painesville Antique Co-Op (20 minute drive east)
- Cleveland Botanical Gardens (25-30 minute drive west)
- Cleveland Science Center (25-30 minute drive west)
- Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (25 minute drive west)
- Golfdealz.net (in Kirtland, 20 minute drive southeast)
- Chips Clubhouse (in Chardon, 20 minute drive southeast)