TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - It's no secret the Toledo Area Metroparks are a gem in Northwest Ohio.
With the Metroparks' initiative to have a park within five miles of every Lucas County resident, the organization is constantly acquiring more green space and adding unique features to each park that will give you a reason to visit all 17 parks!
1. History is in our nature, within the Metroparks you will find:
- a restored section of the Miami and Erie Canal at Providence Park
- a 30,000 sq.ft. mansion at Wildwood Preserve known as the Manor House
- an 1860s Black Swamp Cabin at Pearson Metropark
- structures at several parks built by the Depression-era WPA and CCC federal government work programs.
2. The Oak Openings region, where several of our parks are located, has more rare and endangered plant species than anywhere else in Ohio.
3. Five Metroparks are located on the Maumee River:
- Side Cut - the first Metropark
- Middleground - the first urban Metropark
- Bend View
4. The Maumee is Ohio's newest water trail, making the entire 108-miles from the Indiana border to the Maumee Bay a destination for kayakers.
5.The most recent and adventurous addition: a cabin on Granger Island in Waterville for paddlers to reserve for an overnight stay during their river adventure along Farnsworth Metro Park.
Discover more about the Metroparks here.