Amherst and its surrounding area offers much to see and do! There is something for everyone...from romantic sunsets and smooth bike paths to quiet museums and tasty wine pairings. Just choose a category from the list below to see just a sampling of things to do and restaurants to visit. To learn more about what's within walking distance from the Sandstone Suite, visit Main Street Amherst. To learn more about Lorain County, check out Visit Lorain County.
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace between Britain, Canada and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world.
From mid-June through the end of August, Park Rangers offer interpretive talks about the Battle of Lake Erie, the War of 1812, construction of the monument, and other topics of interest. Talks normally occur on the plaza at the base of the Memorial and are usually offered on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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