Lake County



Lake County, Cleveland’s neighbor to the east, has a little bit of everything. Looking to stroll in a quaint town? Head to Fairport Harbor. If you want to do some shopping and dining, go to downtown Willoughby, home of the beloved Willoughby Brewing Company and a street of mom-and-pop shops, coffeehouses, restaurants and galleries.

Historic Kirtland features restored 19th-century buildings that host multiple annual events including a spectacular holiday nativity display. It’s only one of many historical museums and institutions in the county. Nearby Holden Arboretum gives visitors ample opportunity to learn about and enjoy nature. The Lake Metroparks provides still more outdoor recreational activities including golf.

The bedroom community of Mentor-on-the-Lake offers the chance to enjoy one of the region’s greatest treasures, Lake Erie, at Mentor Headlands State Park, which boasts one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches in the region. The area is a mecca for swimmers. sunbathers, boaters, wind surfers, jet skiers, kite flyers and beach volleyball players.

County seat Painesville retains some of its New England-inspired charm with the historic buildings arrayed around its town square. That’s also the site of one of the region’s biggest music festivals, the free, three-day Painesville Party in the Park every July.


* Lake County: Just 30 Minutes East of Downtown Cleveland

* Melt Bar & Grilled

Brim Kitchen + Brewery

* Chalet Debonne Vineyards & Cellar Rats Brewery

* Holden Arboretum

Biga Wood Fired Pizzeria

Molinari’s Restaurant

Hellriegel’s Inn

Crepes in the City

Quail Hollow Resort

St. Joseph Vineyards

Pub Frato

Lake County Historical Society

James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant

Fine Arts Association

Brennan's Fish House

Downtown Painesville

Kirtland Temple

Historic Kirtland Village

Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Blue Sky Bicycles

Cleveland Candle Co

Krave Restaurant


Eddy's Bike Shop

Headlands Beach State Park

Mentor Marsh

Downtown Willoughby

Rabbit Run Theater

Bene Vino Urban Winery

Maple Ridge Winery

The Wild Goose

Square Bistro

Hook & Hoof

Starfish and Coffee


Cellar Rats Brewery

Addicted Coffeebar

Old Carolina Barbecue

Fiona's Coffee Bar & Cafe

Silvestro's Depot Cafe

SweetBerry Fresh Market

Blue Lake Botanicals

Two Bucks

Cornerstone Brewing Company

GV Art + Design Studios

Painesville Farmers Market

Gartman Model Bakery

Willoughby Brewing Company

Malley's Chocolates

Dave's Cosmic Subs

Corks Wine Bar

Rider's 1812 Inn

Pickle Bill’s Lobster House

Manhattan Deli

Local Tavern


Biagio’s Donut Shop & Pizzeria

Spudnuts Donuts

Noce Gourmet Pizza

Aladdin's Eatery

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