The Metroparks contain nearly 200 miles of trails to explore -- over 70 miles of which wind through the forests of Oak Openings Preserve. It’s the perfect backdrop to start your personal Trail Challenge.
It hasn’t exactly been fun in the sun for much of this last full week of May, but the Metroparks are gearing up for a full slate of summer programs and activities -- rain or shine -- starting this holiday weekend.
Hundreds of information boards are scattered through the Metroparks, each with a focus on nature, culture and history unique to the area -- and narrowing down the details can often be the hardest part.
Toledo's first Metropark has seen plenty of flooding and ice jams over the decades -- though with the Maumee River keeping within its banks now, park staff are more than ready to welcome spring visitors.
The volunteer decorators at Wildwood Metropark’s Manor House have been hauling out the holly since Halloween was over... and while the usual thousands of guests won’t pass through the halls this season, a virtual tour will provide an up-close look at all 30,000 square feet of this historic home.
The current vibrant colors of maple, sumac and sassafras are go-to options for any aspiring photographer -- though whether it’s fall flora or flying fauna he sets out to capture, Art Weber’s goal remains the same.
Water still flows over the old locks of the Miami and Erie Canal at Side Cut Metropark -- giving the park its name, and providing just one picturesque example of several in the long history between the Metroparks and the Maumee River.