There is always something to do in Lake County, Ohio. Feast on sun, lake and perch fry at the PerchFest in Fairport Harbor. Sip tasty wines and food at the annual Vintage Ohio wine festival in Kirtland. Watch the Lake County Captains play baseball at Classic Stadium in Eastlake.
The annual Vintage Ohio wine festival, the most acclaimed wine and food festival between the Appalachians and the Rockies, is held annually at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, attracting 30,000 visitors every year.
The Lake County PerchFest™, an event unique to Lake County, is a fish fry festival promoting the highly desired Lake Erie yellow perch. Music, a karaoke contest, a fishing contest and more are all part of this fun event.
The 9/11 America Remembers
Memorial has a remnant from each crash site. Steel beams, stone and light fixtures from the World Trade Center, a piece of the Pentagon building and turf from the fields of Shanksville, Pa., have been solemnly exhibited in a permanent, impressively designed, outdoor display alongside the Boulevard of 500 Flags in Eastlake.
Lake County's Wine Country has been compared to California's Sonoma Valley featuring national award-winning wineries. In all, about 14 wineries are bunched together in the vineyard region within a few mile radius of the lake.
Wine is always available, but harvest time could be the best time to visit when fresh-picked grapes and abundant fresh-squeezed juice are available for purchase. During harvest, some vineyards allow visitors to pick their own Concord and Catawba grapes.
America Remembers Memorial
35150 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake 44095
Boulevard of 500 Flags
35150 Lake Shore Blvd., Eastlake 44095
28730 Ridge Road, Wickliffe 44092
Fairport Harbor Lighthouse & Marine Museum
129 Second St., Fairport Harbor 44077
Herb Society of America
9019 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland 44094
9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland 44094
Indian Museum of Lake County
25 Public Square, Tech Center Bldg. B, Willoughby 44094
James A. Garfield National Historical Site
8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor 44060
7809 Joseph Street, Kirtland 44094
Lake County Fairgrounds
1301 Mentor Avenue Painesville 44077
Lake County History Center
415 Riverside Drive, Painesville Township
Lake County Captains
Classic Park Stadium at Vine Street and Route 91 in Eastlake. 440-954-WINS
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Chardon Road, Kirtland 44094
440-256-2122 800-366-FARM (3276)
Little Red Schoolhouse
5040 Shankland Road, Willoughby 44094
Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina
8365 Harbor Drive, Mentor 44060
Carol H. Sweet Nature Center
5185 Corduroy Road, Mentor 44060
Mooreland Conference Center
7800 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland 44094
Historic Kirtland Visitor's Center
Newel K. Whitney Store, Museum & Visitor Center
7800 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland 44094
Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park
10661 Kile Road, Chardon 44024
Western Reserve Model Train Museum
7230 Justin Way, Mentor, 44060