On a sunny fall day, waking up to the sound of a marching band at 6:00 a.m. is music to our student's ears! This kicks off Mountain Day -- a tradition since 1903. All classes are cancelled and students enjoy a day of outdoor activities and service projects.
Mountain Day has annually been celebrated as a special day of rest from all classes at Lake Erie College. Originally called "Little Mountain Day" it was an un-announced surprise that involved an excursion to a local area called "Little Mountain" and a hotel owned by College founder Charles Avery, who always made the property available to the Lake Erie students for their holiday.
Mountain Day is known fondly as a time of exercise, food, fresh air and fun. Each year, activities vary and can include excursions to the beach, area parks and farms. The day has also been a focus for service outings or campus clean-up and beautification organized by student groups or a picnic with games at the Victor Manor House.