Hot Spot Mentor Ohio

This month, we are featuring the beautiful and local Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio. This gorgeous location not only has the longest natural sand beach in the state of Ohio, it also is a family-friendly destination full of secluded hiking trails, exclusive fishing spots, and scenic picnicing! It would make for a great weekend or extended getaway location!

Headlands Beach State Park

Enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes and a cool dip in the lake at Headlands Beach State Park! This beautiful sanded beach is the longest natural sand beach in Ohio and makes for the perfect spot to relax and witness the beautiful scenery of the area. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the shoreline!

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The Holden Arboretum

The Holden Arboretum in the Mentor, Ohio area is one of the largest botanical gardens in the U.S. With more than 3,500 acres, Holden’s collection includes over 9,000 different kinds of woody plants. You won’t want to miss out on visiting this unique and fun location on your trip!


City of Mentor Dog Park

We know that pets are important family members that you may want to bring along for your getaway, and City of Mentor Dog Park in Mentor, Ohio understands this and wants you to bring your four-legged companion along for the ride! This local dog park along with several others in the area, provide a great place for your dog to get some exercise, cool off in the lank, and socialize with fellow canines!

Dog Park

Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen

Pastina Rustic Italian Kitchen uses fresh, local ingredients and prepares them from scratch daily. Their bread, pasta, and hand-rolled gnocchi is made on-site adding to its unique taste and quality. Be sure to make reservations for this iconic restaurant located right in the heart of Mentor, Ohio!

Italian Food

Thompson/Grand River Valley KOA Holiday & Geneva State Park Campground

We are spotlighting two local campgrounds for your to check out in the area. 

Thompson/Grand River Valley KOA has spacious grounds that include a well-stocked fishing pond, beautiful walking paths, a heated pool, and more! There’s plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy!

With 93 Electric campsites with availability all year round, there is a place for you at Geneva State Park Campground! Enjoy ammenities like a sanded beach, marina, freshwater marshes, and a paved hiking/biking trail! 


We really hope that you’ll consider Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio as your next local getaway location! With so many fun opportunities and activities to enjoy in the area, you will be happy that you did!