Vermilion, Ohio is situated on the shores of Lake Erie in both Erie County and Lorain County. Known as a “sea-side community with New England-style atmosphere,” the enchanting city boasts much to do.
Vermilion was settled in the early 19th century, but wasn’t incorporated as a village until 1837. The city adopted its name from the Vermilion River. Ten years later, Congress built the Vermilion Lighthouse to help ships navigate Lake Erie. As recreational boating became more popular, Vermilion moved towards becoming a resort community with plenty of beaches and cottages. Structures were then converted to year-round use but plenty are still used as vacation and summer homes.
The city offers something for everyone. Historic Downtown Vermilion is the focal point for many restaurants, shops, galleries, marinas, and other attractions. Take in all the sights of Lake Erie from the docks or even set sail to find new adventures on the water! Many beaches and parks provide the opportunity to enjoy nature’s wonders and give you time outdoors. Trails, playgrounds, athletic courts, picnic areas, and more can be found all over Vermilion.
The Vermilion School System provides public education for resident children from K through 12. Lorain County Community College and the Firelands Campus of Bowling Green State University provide residents the opportunity of a higher education.
Vermilion is a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to live!