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Vermilion is a picturesque town located on the south shore of Lake Erie in north-central Ohio. The population is approximately 11,000. The village of Vermilion is truly quaint and has a New England feel to it. Main Street is filled with boutiques and shops, there is still a working soda fountain in town and a town square with concerts on the green. The Harbour Town Historic District is an important part of Vermilion. In fact, no other place in Ohio has as many beautifully restored sea captains' homes in the Victorian, Italianate, Arts and Crafts and Queen Anne styles. Other areas of town have summer cottages nestled along the shore. Vermilion is called the "Largest Small Boat Harbor on the Great Lakes" and the public dock is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, art galleries, several parks, and bed and breakfast inns. Recreational activities include swimming, boating, fishing, jet skiing, canoeing and sailing. Vermilion is also home to two golf courses, a vineyard and the Mystic Belle, an old-fashioned paddle wheeler that takes visitors on rides along the Vermilion River. The Inland Seas Maritime Museum features nautical and maritime exhibits of the Great Lakes, including underwater archaeology, maritime history, and ship building. The town is also host to several special events throughout the year, including the Great Lakes Pirate Fest, the Festival of the Fish and the Woollybear Festival, which features the longest parade in Ohio.

Surrounding areas: Huron, Ohio (10.1 mi), Milan, Ohio (15.2 mi), Sandusky, Ohio (17.9 mi), Marblehead, Ohio (20.9 mi), Kelleys Island, Ohio (21.6 mi), Lakeside, Ohio (21.6 mi), Bay Village, Ohio (23.3 mi)

Vermilion Vacation Rentals




Vermilion Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express Vermilion2417 State Rt 60Vermilion, OH (440) 967-8770
Country Hearth Inn934 N Leavitt RdAmherst, OH8.1 mi.(888) 435-3998
Clarion Inn Twine House132 N Main StHuron, OH10.1 mi.(419) 433-8000
Microtel Inn & Suites Huron601 Rye BCH RdHuron, OH10.1 mi.(419) 433-7829
Comfort Inn Cedar Point2119 Cleveland Rd WHuron, OH11.5 mi.(419) 433-5359
Sawmill Creek Resort2401 Cleveland Rd WHuron, OH11.5 mi.(419) 433-3800
Oberlin Inn7 N Main StOberlin, OH11.6 mi.(440) 775-1111
Comfort Inn739 Leona StElyria, OH12.7 mi.(440) 324-7676
Best Western Inn636 Griswold RdElyria, OH12.9 mi.(800) 528-1234
Country Inn & Suites645 Griswold RdElyria, OH12.9 mi.(440) 324-0099
Knights Inn Elyria Lorain523 Griswold RdElyria, OH13.1 mi.(440) 324-3911
Super 8 Motel11313 Milan RdMilan, OH14.7 mi.(419) 499-4671
Hampton Inn11600 Milan RdSANDUSKY, OH14.7 mi.(419) 499-4911
Best Budget Inn5918 Milan RdSandusky, OH14.9 mi.(419) 626-8148
Comfort Inn5909 Milan RdSandusky, OH14.9 mi.(419) 621-0200
Comfort Suites - Sandusky6011 Milan RdSandusky, OH14.9 mi.(419) 627-9595
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Sandusky6220 Milan RdSandusky, OH14.9 mi.(419) 621-9500
Sandusky Cedar Point Travelodge5906 Milan RdSandusky, OH14.9 mi.(419) 627-8971
A Night Inn5410 Milan RdSandusky, OH15.0 mi.(419) 627-9770
Holiday Inn Sandusky Cedar Point Area5513 Milan RdSandusky, OH15.0 mi.(419) 626-6671
Ramada Inn Sandusky5608 Milan RdSandusky, OH15.0 mi.(419) 626-9890
Sleep Inn Sandusky5509 Milan RdSandusky, OH15.0 mi.(419) 625-6989
Days Inn11410 SR 250Milan, OH15.2 mi.(419) 499-4961
Knights Inn2405 Cleveland RdSandusky, OH15.4 mi.(419) 621-9000
Clarion Inn Sandusky1119 Sandusky Mall BlvdSandusky, OH15.5 mi.(419) 625-6280
Vacation Inn2218 Cleveland RdSandusky, OH15.7 mi.(419) 625-6542
Days Inn4315 Milan RdSandusky, OH15.9 mi.(419) 627-8884
Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Cleveland Avo39050 Colorado AveAvon, OH16.4 mi.(440) 934-7445
Days Inn North1932 Cleveland RdSandusky, OH16.4 mi.(419) 625-1333
Quality Inn & Suites1935 Cleveland RdSandusky, OH16.4 mi.(419) 626-6761
Econo Lodge3309 Milan RdSandusky, OH16.5 mi.(419) 626-8720
Econo Lodge1904 Cleveland RdSandusky, OH16.5 mi.(419) 627-8000
North Coast Inn Inc3304 Milan RdSandusky, OH16.5 mi.(419) 626-6766
Quality Inn And Suites3306 Milan RdSandusky, OH16.5 mi.(419) 626-6766
Comfort Inn Cedar Point Maingate1711 Cleveland RdSandusky, OH16.7 mi.(419) 625-4700
Rodeway Inn Cedar Point2905 Milan RdSandusky, OH16.7 mi.(419) 625-1291
Howard Johnson Express Inn2809 Milan RdSandusky, OH16.8 mi.(419) 626-3742
Best Western Norwalk351 Milan AveNorwalk, OH16.9 mi.(419) 663-3501
Rodeway Inn1021 Cleveland RdSandusky, OH17.3 mi.(419) 527-2884
Holiday Inn Express55131/2 Milan RdSandusky, OH17.9 mi.(419) 624-0028

Vermilion Weather & Climate

Northeast Ohio, along the shores of Lake Erie, has a distinct four-season climate. Summers are warm to hot and humid, although not as humid as other areas of the country, such as the deep south. Thunderstorms and tornadoes are a possibility in the summertime. Winters in Northeast Ohio are cold and snowy. Severe lake effect snowstorms are not uncommon along the shores of Lake Erie, which is a designated snowbelt area. This region of Ohio gets more snow than any other in the state. Spring is often unpredictable and generally comes late to Northeast Ohio. Autumn is beautiful with mild days and cool evenings. Fall is also the sunniest time of the year. Earthquakes are a possibility in the area, although few are even noticed by the average citizen. The most recent earthquake occurred on December 31, 2011 and had a magnitude of 4.0.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 15°F 2.25 in. -
February 35°F 18°F 2.02 in. -
March 45°F 26°F 2.65 in. -
April 58°F 36°F 3.22 in. -
May 69°F 46°F 3.60 in. -
June 78°F 56°F 3.85 in. -
July 82°F 60°F 3.75 in. -
August 80°F 58°F 3.49 in. -
September 74°F 50°F 3.25 in. -
October 62°F 40°F 2.37 in. -
November 49°F 31°F 3.05 in. -
December 37°F 21°F 2.73 in. -

Vermilion Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Cleveland Hopkins International airport (CLE) located about 26 miles east of Vermilion in Cleveland, Ohio, the Mansfield Lahm Regional airport (MFD) located approximately 42 miles south of Vermilion in Mansfield, Ohio, the Detroit Metro Wayne County airport (DTW) located roughly 74 miles northwest of Vermilion in Detroit, Michigan, and finally the Toledo Express airport (TOL) located around 75 miles west of Vermilion in Toledo, Ohio.

Vermilion Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Cedar PointSanduskyOH17.9 mi.
JeepersClevelandOH35.1 mi.
Memphis Kiddie ParkClevelandOH35.1 mi.
Dover Lake WaterparkSagamore HillsOH43.1 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH53.3 mi.
Six Flags Worlds of AdventureAuroraOH53.3 mi.
Putt N' Pond Speed ParkFostoriaOH57.6 mi.
Erieview ParkGenevaOH77.8 mi.
JeepersRosevilleMI79.9 mi.
Tuscora ParkNew PhiladelphiaOH80.3 mi.
JeepersLivoniaMI82.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH17.9 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH53.3 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH54.8 mi.
Red Oaks WaterparkMadison HeightsMI82.8 mi.
Four Bears Water ParkUticaMI90.0 mi.
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH94.9 mi.
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI103.3 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Vermilion Country ClubVermilionOH 
Willow Creek Golf ClubVermilionOH 
Emerald Valley Country ClubLorainOH9.8 mi.
High Acres Par ThreeHuronOH9.9 mi.
Thunderbird Hills Golf CourseHuronOH9.9 mi.
Cherry Ridge Country ClubElyriaOH14.4 mi.
Deer Track Golf ClubElyriaOH14.4 mi.
Avondale Golf ClubAvonOH17.4 mi.
Bob O Link Golf CourseAvonOH17.4 mi.
Keys Public CourseSanduskyOH17.4 mi.
Red Tail Golf ClubAvonOH17.4 mi.
Woussickett Golf CourseSanduskyOH17.4 mi.
Eagle Creek Golf ClubNorwalkOH17.9 mi.
Norwalk Sycamore Hills Golf ClubNorwalkOH17.9 mi.
Pheasant Run Golf CourseLagrangeOH18.4 mi.
Sweetbriar Golf & Pro ShopAvon LakeOH18.6 mi.
Mills Creek Golf CourseSanduskyOH19.0 mi.
Brentwood Golf ClubGraftonOH19.4 mi.
Carlisle Golf ClubGraftonOH19.4 mi.
Indian Hollow Lake Golf ClubGraftonOH19.4 mi.
Pine Brook Golf ClubGraftonOH19.4 mi.
Royal Oaks Golf ClubGraftonOH19.4 mi.
Echo Valley Golf ClubWellingtonOH19.8 mi.
Creekwood Golf CourseColumbia StationOH20.2 mi.
Hilliard Lakes Golf ClubWestlakeOH20.2 mi.
North Olmstead Golf ClubNorth OlmstedOH23.1 mi.
Springvale Golf ClubNorth OlmstedOH23.1 mi.
Dorlon Golf ClubColumbia StationOH23.3 mi.
Emerald Woods Golf CoursesColumbia StationOH23.3 mi.
Hickory Nut Golf ClubColumbia StationOH23.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH46.5 mi.
Alpine ValleyChesterlandOH53.6 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH101.5 mi.
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI106.9 mi.
Mountain ViewEdinboroPA119.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Kelleys Island State ParkOH21.7 mi. 
Findley State ParkOH22.6 mi. 
East Harbor State ParkOH24.4 mi. 
Catawba Island State ParkOH27.1 mi. 
South Bass Island State ParkOH28.4 mi. 
Edgewater State ParkOH32.6 mi. 
Cleveland Lakefront State ParkOH37.7 mi. 
 
Museums
Merry-Go-Round MuseumSanduskyOH17.9 mi.(History)
Historic Lyme VillageBellevueOH26.8 mi.(History)
Cleveland Public LibraryClevelandOH35.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Dittrick Medical History MuseumClevelandOH35.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
HealthSpace ClevelandClevelandOH35.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryClevelandOH35.1 mi.(Science)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and MuseumClevelandOH35.1 mi.(Technology)
Hale Farm & VillageBathOH41.1 mi.(History)
EcoTarium: A Center for Environmental ExplorationAkronOH49.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Inventure PlaceAkronOH49.8 mi.(Technology)
Akron Art MuseumAkronOH49.8 mi.(Art)
Mentor Fire MuseumMentorOH55.6 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH30.3 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH35.1 mi.
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH49.8 mi.
Sea World of AuroraAuroraOH53.3 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH63.8 mi.
Detroit Zoological ParkDetroitMI72.0 mi.
Belle Isle AquariumRoyal OakMI84.0 mi.
Belle Isle ZooRoyal OakMI84.0 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH106.3 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH114.7 mi.


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