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Vermilion is a city in Ohio. It is in both Erie County and Lorain County. Located on the banks of the Vermilion River and Ohio's North Shore.


The Vermilion Harbor dates to about 1840, today it is still a favorite port with over 8,000 pleasure craft at the public docks and marinas.

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

Map of Vermilion (Ohio)

Vermilion is located on US-6 on the southern shores of Lake Erie. It is easily accessible via the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/90) and St. Rt. 2.

By boat[edit]

Vermillion River

Vermilion is accessible by private boat.

Boat launch ramps:

  • Vermilion Municipal Docks Launch Ramp W. River Rd., +1 440-967-7087 Ramp fee is $6, operating Apr-Nov
  • Bulan's Boatyard Launch Ramp 710 Vermilion Rd., +1 440-967-5785 Ramp fee is $5, rest rooms and winter storage available
  • Maple Grove Mairna Launch Ramp 1120 Vermilion Rd., +1 440-967-4525


  • Bulan's Boatyard, 710 Vermilion Rd. +1 440-967-5785
  • Romp's Water Port & Dairy Dock, 5055 Liberty Ave. +1 440-967-4342
  • Valley Harbor Marina, 1295 River Rd. +1 440-967-5225

By car[edit]

Vermilion is easily accessible by car.

By plane[edit]

There is no public airport nearby.

Get around[edit]

The business district is walkable. One can also rent a golf cart to get around.

  • Harbour Town Golf Cart Rental, LLC +1 440-984-8884



  • 1 Mystic Belle, 636 Sandusky St, +1 440-967-7910. (off US 6). Paddle-wheel tour of historic and scenic Vermilion River. Jun-Sep: Tu-Su 2PM, 4PM and on weekends only, one-half hour before sunset.
  • Vermilion Print Shop Museum, 727 Grand St, +1 440-963-0772. The museum illustrates the manner in which 19th- and 20th-century letter press printing and newspaper publishing were accomplished. The building served as a print shop and a weekly newspaper from 1905 to 1964.
  • Lucky Duck Sport Fishing Charters (Captain's Corner Marina), +1 440-967-6853.
  • 2 Vermilion Family YMCA, 320 Aldrich Rd, +1 440-967-4208.
  • 3 Romp's Dairy Dock, 5505 Liberty Ave., +1 440-967-4342.
  • Schoeple Garden, Just off State Route 113 on Market Street in Birmingham, +1 440-965-7237. Schoeple Garden, near the Vermilion River, is composed of 70 acres of beautiful botanical gardens and natural woodland. Guided tours are available.


  • 4 Main Street Beach, Main St (off US-6), +1 440-204-2490.
  • Sherod Park, US-6 and Coen Rd.


  • Wollybear Festival. One-day event, last weekend in Sep or first in Oct.
  • Festival of the Fish. 3rd weekend in June, three day event, each year.


There are several gift shops, antique and specialty stores in Vermilion. Most are located within close proximity of each other, making shopping a very walkable activity.


The city has over a dozen restaurants and eateries.

  • Old Prague Restaurant, 5586 Liberty Ave, +1 440-967-7182.
  • 1 Big Ed's Main Street Soda Grill, 5502 Liberty Ave, +1 440-967-4002.
  • Martino's International Cafe, 4503 Liberty Ave, +1 440-967-3463.
  • 2 Chez Francois and Touche Wine & Martini Bar, 555 Main St, +1 440-967-0630.


  • Lake Erie Tap House, 5561 Liberty Ave, +1 440-967-1003.
  • Rudy's Bar and Grill, 5665 Liberty Ave, +1 440-967-4534. Offering a wide variety of beers, mixed drinks and bar food, including homemade chips and hot sandwiches. Variety of weekend entertainment.
  • 1 Paper Moon Vinyards.



Ritter Public Library

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Routes through Vermilion
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