10 Things to Do in Vermilion That You Shouldn't Miss

October 26, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Vermilion is a city in Erie and Lorain counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, on Lake Erie. The population was 10,594 at the 2010 census. The current mayor is Jim Forthofer. The Lorain County portion of Vermilion is part of the Cleveland–Elyria–Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Erie County portion is part of the Sandusky Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Vermilion

1. Brummer's Chocolates

672 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-1362 +1 440-967-2329
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5 based on 47 reviews

Brummer's Chocolates

Reviewed By linnalu - Cincinnati

First thing upon entering Brummer's was the wonderful aroma of sugar & chocolate! We were really surprised by the variety and how great everything looked. Since we were on our way to lunch, we decided to return afterward and really, really look at everything. So....... after lunch, Brummer's it was! The gorgeous candies were priced at $19.99 per pound -- not a bad price at all. We ended up buying about a pound & a half. You can pick & choose from the case and I ended up getting at least one of everything that sounded yummy to me. They have a huge assortment of cream centers and most were in dark or milk chocolate. I think fudge was priced at about $13 per pound -- not a big fudge fan, so didn't try. But the candies are excellent and have a really, really good flavor. (I think they are actually better than Malley's in Cleveland.) There is also a big assortment of taffy and penny candy. We get to the Lake Erie area about twice a year and you can bet that a side trip to Vermilion and Brummer's is in my future!

2. Mill Hollow-Bacon Woods Memorial Park

Vermilion, OH +1 219-458-5121
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5 based on 56 reviews

Mill Hollow-Bacon Woods Memorial Park

A number of bird species can be spied among the shale cliffs of the Mill Hollow-Bacon Woods Memorial Park.

Reviewed By RandomShops - Cleveland, Ohio, United States

I am a little biased towards this particular metropark, since I proposed to my wife there. There's nice light hiking, good picnic areas, and lots of windy river that you can play in or hunt crayfish.

3. Paper Moon Winery

2008 State Rd, Vermilion, OH 44089-9602 +1 440-967-2500
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Paper Moon Winery

Reviewed By joanninct - Manchester, Connecticut

Paper Moon was the second stop on a winery tour I took last weekend. The only choice I had for wines was sweet or dry. When we arrived, the wines were already poured and waiting for our group. One in the glass and the other four in plastic cups. We also received a cheese and cracker plate.

I prefer choosing which wines I would like to try. My cousin had the dry and I had sweet so we were able to try each. I thought the plastic cups were a bit tacky.

4. Main Street Beach

Main street, Vermilion, OH
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Main Street Beach

Reviewed By bakerchic2660 - Vermilion, Ohio

This is a small clean beach with a little beach house that sells snacks and has a beach wheelchair for those that need it. The group of volunteers that runs the snack shack are locals that can direct you to the many attractions around Vermilion. They are friendly and inviting. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach. It's right next to the Vermilion Lighthouse and restaurants are very close. The public restroom is also very close to the beach. Great sunsets!

5. West River Paddle Sports

655 W River Rd, Vermilion, OH 44089-1354
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5 based on 21 reviews

West River Paddle Sports

West River Paddle Sports a family owned outfit offering rentals and lessons specializing in paddleboards, kayaks and canoes. We are located at Captains Corner Marina on West River Rd. between the Vermilion Water Tower and the Liberty Ave. bridge With a focus on safety we will provide guidelines, short set and guided lessons to get you on the water. Visitors can rent the by the hour, half day and daily, overnight if you're camping or staying in a cottage in Vermilion. *** CLOSED FOR THE WINTER - WILL OPEN MAY 1ST, 2016

Reviewed By ToughRalph - Cleveland, Ohio

We had a great family trip for a couple of hours while in Vermilion. Vito and the team are terrific, a really great operation. Reservations were easy and our kayaks and guide were all set when we got there. Equipment is well-maintained, and the instruction is great. The river was peaceful and interesting, and the boats and homes were fun to see in the direction of the lake.

6. Sherod Park

Coen Rd, Vermilion, OH 44089
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Sherod Park

Reviewed By judy0327 - Vermilion, Ohio

We love Sherod Park. There are walking trails that wind through the grassy park, a stream running through the center, exercise stations, picnic pavilions, baseball & soccar fields. Best of all, benches along the lakefront, situated perfectly for watching sunsets.

7. Lee's Landing

652 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-1362 +1 440-967-0750
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Lee's Landing

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member - Port Clinton, Ohio

We recently stopped in at Lees Landing Nautical Gifts and could not believe how wonderful it was to be waited on like we were real people,the help was so courtious and kind,and the selection was out of this world!They have som many different kinds of home decor gifts we were in awl!.What a really neat Town these folks have and with stores like that we are comming back!

8. Don Parsons Inc.

636 Sandusky St, Vermilion, OH 44089-1341
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5 based on 2 reviews

Don Parsons Inc.

Reviewed By dawnS4728HW - Cleveland, Ohio

I stumbled across this narrated boat tour going through Vermilion and my mom reminiscing about the old McGarvey's restaurant on Memorial Day. The tour included three tour guides: two very nice ladies and one of them being "Bailey" the tour dog. We sailed around the lagoon since the water level was high and had a view of the black and white gorgeous homes. We ended the tour with a spin on Lake Erie to view the immaculate beach. The tour boat holds 23 people, reservations recommended, and is $12.00 a person. A must see tour attraction when you are visiting Vermilion! The tour lasts approximately an hour. Please use 600 Sandusky Street rather than 636 Sandusky Street on your GPS for proper directions. Hungry? You can enjoy wings and a beverage at what is now Quaker Steak and Lube overlooking the marina. This tour made it a lovely Memorial Day weekend!

9. Trinity Lutheran Church Vermilion Ohio

3747 Liberty Ave, Vermilion, OH 44089-2359 +1 440-967-4225
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5 based on 2 reviews

Trinity Lutheran Church Vermilion Ohio

Reviewed By Mike J - Vermilion, Ohio

This church is set in a quaint tourist town with a wonderful pastor and friendly congregation. They have an outdoor 'prayer path' in a beautiful wooded area behind the church. Loved the park benches and spiritual markings throughout. Great place to worship and enjoy nature.

10. Cobblestone Holiday & Gifts

686 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-1378 +1 440-967-9667
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5 based on 1 reviews

Cobblestone Holiday & Gifts

Reviewed By DaisyMags - Lorain, Ohio

My daughter and I had a wonderful time visiting this shop. We got a cheery welcome from the owner who told us all about the shop and the many items for sale. Several brands of wonderful smelling candles are carried and of course we came home with several. Cute gifts, jewelry, and homemade wreaths are some of the other items for sale. I am so glad we stopped in the check out this neat shop.

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