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Metroparks of the Toledo Area are open daily from 7am until dark and offer picnic areas, play fields, hiking trails, and natural beauty. Thanks to the official Toledo Metroparks website, you can locate a park in your area. Each of the nine Metroparks also offer something that makes it unique.

MAP   13827 US 24 W at SR 578 - (419) 832-6004
Visit the Isaac Ludwig Historic Mill, a working 1800s saw and grist mill. There are craft demonstrations at the mill, a working mid-1800s mule-drawn canal boat, and numerous special events. The Towpath Trail, left from the original Miami & Erie Canal, connects Providence with Bend View and Farnsworth Metroparks. The Canal boat and mill are open May through October, 10am - 5pm Wednesday through Friday and 11am - 6pm Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.

Side Cut
MAP   1025 W River Rd, Maumee, Ohio - (419) 893-2789
Kids will enjoy the playground and walking trails among the three preserved great limestone canal locks from the 1840s. And if you enjoy fishing... bring your waders to the "River side" of the park.

Swan Creek Preserve
MAP   4659 Airport Hwy., Toledo, Ohio - (419) 382-7669
Hiking trails among the Swan Creek floodplains and wild meadows.

Wildwood Preserve
MAP   5100 W Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio - (419) 535-3050
Beautiful natural areas including a tallgrass prarie preserve along with the former estate buildings and Park District Headquarters. The Manor House, a gracious Georgian Colonial residence, is open for free public tours noon to 5pm on Wednesdays through Sundays. Just before Christmas, the holiday tours are especially popular.

Oak Openings Preserve
MAP   4139 Girdham Rd, Swanton, Ohio (off SR 2) - (419) 826-6463
The area's largest metropark with 27 miles of hiking trails and more than 20 miles of horse trails. There are many varieties of plant and animal life including rare wildflowers. Fishing is permitted on Mallard Lake and Evergreen Lake which were recently stocked with rainbow trout.

MAP   4600 Star Ave, Oregon, Ohio - (419) 691-3997
One of the most popular area metroparks featuring one of the last remaining examples of the Great Black Swamp along with a wide variety of activities. There's a large playground, ball fields, tennis courts, all-purpose trail, peddle boats, and a fishing pond. Also, the Packer-Hammersmith Center has a Window on Wildlife viewing area.

MAP   8505 US 24, Waterville, Ohio - (419) 878-7641
Enjoy walking trails overlooking the Maumee River, fishing, boat launch, playground, and open shelters.

Bend View
MAP   accessible by Towpath Trail
Bend View is a hike-in park accessible only from Farnsworth's Towpath Trail and offers a magnificent view of the Maumee River.

MAP   W. Central Ave. six miles west of US 23/I-475, Berkey - (419) 829-2761
More than 400 acres of woodland and meadow that features a tallgrass prarie. The Nature Discovery Center is open noon to 5pm Wednesdays through Sundays offering educational activities for all ages.


Ohio Department of Natural Resources
With an Ohio Directory including a Lucas County Directory of Natural Resources.

ODNR Division of Parks and Recreation
Ohio State Parks directory, calendar of events, as well as general information about hiking trails, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, and resort lodges.

ParkNet (National Park Service)
ParkNet is your gateway to the sites and services of the National Park Service.

U.S. National Parks and Preserves listed on GORP
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