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Fall Colors Hike (Adults and 8+)

The bright splashes of red, orange, and yellow of an autumn woods is one of the best seasonal treats in NW Ohio. Hike through the woods with a naturalist to chase the best fall colors and learn about the best spots to look for these vibrant leaves.

Adults and 8+
Meet at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Buehner Center parking lot

This program runs rain or shine. Dress for the weather. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible. Adaptive equipment is available upon request. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Smith at 419.265.2920 or [email protected].
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Unavailable Fall Colors Hike (Adults and 8+) 10/25/2023 0 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm $3.00 Item Details Full

Trail Challenge 2024

Set a Goal and Hit the Trail!
Join the Metroparks Trail Challenge! Sign up, set a goal and hit the trails for your health and well-being, while making friends and memories along the way. Everyone enrolled in the Trail Challenge is invited to participate in a Facebook group to share photos, experiences and words of encouragement to others. As always, ALL miles count toward your goal, regardless of where you choose to recreate – miles in a Metropark, in your neighborhood, a City Park, on vacation or anywhere outdoors that you are purposefully accumulating miles.

Trail Challengers Receive:
• Eco-friendly stainless steel water bottle
• Metroparks Toledo Trail Challenge sticker
• Opportunity to earn hiking, biking, park stickers, and invitations to earn special stickers
• Entry into private Trail Challenge Facebook group
• Special coupon offers to shop at Ridge & River!
• Tracking form

Get Outside Yourself!
• Registration Fee: $20 (Includes new stainless steel water bottle. Register for Ticket #4026.)
• OR RENEW your challenge registration for only $5. (Stickers only. Renewed registrants will not receive another stainless steel water bottle. Register for Ticket #4027.)
• Runs: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024
• Set your goal(s)

How to earn stickers:
• Hiking, walking, running 100 miles: One sticker awarded per 100 miles.
• Biking (road and paved trails or mountain) 100 miles: One sticker awarded per 100 miles.
• Park stickers: Hike every trail at a park and receive a sticker for that park. 19 Metroparks.
• Paddling: Available to those with their own canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard. Can also rent a kayak or attend a Metroparks *program.
• Tree Climbing: Attend a tree climbing *program.
• Archery: Available to those with their own archery equipment. Participants can also rent archery equipment or attend a Metroparks *program.
• Special stickers: Be on the lookout for special stickers available for a limited time!
*Please bring your Trail Challenge water bottle to the rentals or Metroparks program to receive your sticker!

All other stickers will be available at the Manor House front desk during regular business hours.

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. For additional information or questions, please contact Metroparks staff by calling 419-407-9700 or by using the contact form at MetroparksToledo.com.
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Add To Cart Trail Challenge 2024 01/01/2024 -12/31/2024 20 + 12:00 am - 1:00 am $20.00 Item Details Available

Trail Challenge 2024, RENEW REGISTRATION

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO RENEW THEIR TRAIL CHALLENGE REGISTRATION ONLY.

STICKERS ONLY. If you register for this section, you will NOT receive a new stainless steel water bottle. If you want a new Trail Challenge bottle, please register for Ticket #4026. The water bottles are the same as last year.

Set a Goal and Hit the Trail!
Join the Metroparks Trail Challenge! Sign up, set a goal and hit the trails for your health and well-being, while making friends and memories along the way. Everyone enrolled in the Trail Challenge is invited to participate in a Facebook group to share photos, experiences and words of encouragement to others. As always, ALL miles count toward your goal, regardless of where you choose to recreate – miles in a Metropark, in your neighborhood, a City Park, on vacation or anywhere outdoors that you are purposefully accumulating miles.

Trail Challengers Receive:
• Eco-friendly stainless steel water bottle
• Metroparks Toledo Trail Challenge sticker
• Opportunity to earn hiking, biking, park stickers, and invitations to earn special stickers
• Entry into private Trail Challenge Facebook group
• Special coupon offers to shop at Ridge & River!
• Tracking form

Get Outside Yourself!
• Registration Fee: $20 (Includes new stainless steel water bottle. Register for Ticket #4026.)
• OR RENEW your challenge registration for only $5. (Stickers only. Renewed registrants will not receive another stainless steel water bottle. Register for Ticket #4027.)
• Runs: January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024
• Set your goal(s)

How to earn stickers:
• Hiking, walking, running 100 miles: One sticker awarded per 100 miles.
• Biking (road and paved trails or mountain) 100 miles: One sticker awarded per 100 miles.
• Park stickers: Hike every trail at a park and receive a sticker for that park. 19 Metroparks.
• Paddling: Available to those with their own canoe, kayak, or stand up paddleboard. Can also rent a kayak or attend a Metroparks *program.
• Tree Climbing: Attend a tree climbing *program.
• Archery: Available to those with their own archery equipment. Participants can also rent archery equipment or attend a Metroparks *program.
• Special stickers: Be on the lookout for special stickers available for a limited time!
*Please bring your Trail Challenge water bottle to the rentals or Metroparks program to receive your sticker!

All other stickers will be available at the Manor House front desk during regular business hours.

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. For additional information or questions, please contact Metroparks staff by calling 419-407-9700 or by using the contact form at MetroparksToledo.com.
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Add To Cart Trail Challenge 2024, RENEW REGISTRATION 01/01/2024 -12/31/2024 20 + 12:00 am - 1:00 am $5.00 Item Details Available

Hammocking and Mindfulness (Adults and 12+)

Connect to the healing elements of nature as you turn your intention to relaxing and observing, while we hang out in the designated hammocking location among the pines. Hammocks are available to borrow.

Adults and 12+
Meet at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, The Spot (Designated Hammocking Area)

These programs run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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Unavailable Hammocking and Mindfulness (Adults and 12+) 05/21/2024 0 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm $4.00 Item Details Full

Field of Histories: Art Installation Dedication

Glass City, Glass City Pavilion Event Lawn
Wednesday, May 22, 8 p.m.

You and your family are invited to the dedication of the Field of Histories art installation by Artist Bryony Roberts. Gather at 9 p.m. with a dedication and first lighting at sunset. Reservations Required. Please RSVP by May 20.
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Add To Cart Field of Histories: Art Installation Dedication 05/22/2024 20 + 8:00 pm -10:00 pm $0.00 Item Details Available

Paddle Specialist Volunteer Training (Adults)

Calling all volunteers! Paddling offers a great way to connect to nature while being active in the parks. Help Metroparks staff introduce new paddlers to the sport while providing a safe, enjoyable experience on the water. Volunteer Paddle Specialists help Metroparks staff setup for programs, assist with safety during paddling programs, and help cleanup equipment post program.

This training covers paddling safety for both you and the participant, program equipment for kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding (SUPs), and necessary paddling skills such as safety considerations, fitting personal floatation devices, rescues, and basic strokes. This training is held on land and in water.

Volunteer Paddle Specialist Requirements:
• Previous paddling experience with a canoe, kayak and/or SUP
• Be able to carry boats weighing up to 50 lbs with assistance
• Successfully complete a mandatory skills check-off per boat type
• All skills needed to volunteer are covered during this course
• Volunteers can choose to complete the check-off process for all or select boat types, but may only volunteer for programs with the specific boat type they are checked-off on

Adults
Meet at Blue Creek Metropark, Nona France Quarry Pond boat launch

We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel. Dress to get wet and wear synthetic clothing (nylon, spandex, or polyester, no cotton). Wear old tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops). Bring water and sun protection. Please leave all valuables at home. We will provide all boats, life jackets and other gear. This program runs rain or shine., Please bring a reusable water bottle filled with water.

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Metroparks staff by calling 419-407-9700 or by using the 'contact us' form at MetroparksToledo.com.
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Add To Cart Paddle Specialist Volunteer Training (Adults) 05/24/2024 5 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm $0.00 Item Details Available

Mountain Biking 101 (Adults and 8+)

Take your existing biking knowledge and learn the essentials and fundamental skills of mountain biking to shred the trail! Join Metroparks certified bike instructors to practice and gain the skills necessary to increase your confidence and competence while riding. This program will progress from riding flat surfaces to applying skills as we master features of the FitPark: Ride skills course, brought to you in a wellness partnership by Mercy Health.
Metroparks now has rental bikes available for programs. Please contact Alissa Caple to reserve your bike for the program. 419-280-9235 or [email protected]. Rentals are $10 per program, in addition to registration fee. On site credit card payment only.
3 Kids Bikes: Cannondale Cujo 20” wheels, 2 Specialized Riprock 24” wheels
Adult Bikes:
• 1 Extra Small Bike - Cannondale Trail Eight 27.5” wheels
• 1 Small Bike - Cannondale Trail Five 27.5” wheels
• 2 Medium Bikes - Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29” wheels, Specialized Rockhopper 27.5” wheels
• 1 Large Bike - Specialized Rockhopper 29” wheels

Adults and 8+
Meet at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Beach Ridge Area

Please bring a bike (helmet required, available to borrow), and a full water bottle. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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Add To Cart Mountain Biking 101 (Adults and 8+) 05/25/2024 5 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $10.00 Item Details Available

Try it! Tree Climbing (Adults and 8+)

Ready for adventure? Take your love for nature to new heights with our fun and safe tree climbing program! Participants will use harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree tops. All equipment provided.

Adults and 8+
Meet at Secor Metropark, Walnut Grove Parking Lot

Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.
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Add To Cart Try it! Tree Climbing (Adults and 8+) 05/25/2024 15 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm $35.00 Item Details Available

Try it! Tree Climbing (Adults and 8+)

Ready for adventure? Take your love for nature to new heights with our fun and safe tree climbing program! Participants will use harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree tops. All equipment provided.

Adults and 8+
Meet at Secor Metropark, Walnut Grove Parking Lot

Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided. Please dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes.
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Unavailable Try it! Tree Climbing (Adults and 8+) 05/25/2024 0 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm $35.00 Item Details Full

3 Mile Hike (Adults and 16+)

Enjoy hiking around the newest section of the marsh and take a step toward your fitness goals while you're at it! The focus of these hikes will be exercise, but we'll make occasional nature stops. These hikes are brought to you by Metroparks volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Hike Leader, please contact Alissa Caple at [email protected] or 419-280-9235.

Adults and 16+
Meet at Howard Marsh Metropark, Phase 2 Parking Lot

These programs run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Please bring a reusable water bottle filled with water.
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Unavailable 3 Mile Hike (Adults and 16+) 05/25/2024 0 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm $0.00 Item Details Full

Oak Openings Wildflower Walk (Adults and 12+)

Discover spring ephemerals and early summer wildflowers that carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these bi-weekly walks led by Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, Chris and Randy Haar.

Adults and 12+
Meet at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, Mallard Lake Area

This program runs rain or shine. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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Unavailable Oak Openings Wildflower Walk (Adults and 12+) 05/26/2024 0 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $0.00 Item Details Full

No Kids Allowed: Maumee River Kayak Eco-tour-14.6 Miles (Adults)

Paddle 14.6 river miles on our very own Maumee River, a State Scenic River, by paddling from Providence Metropark to Side Cut Metropark on the Maumee River Water Trail with a naturalist. Learn about the wildlife that make the Maumee River and floodplain their home and the parks that protect this crucial natural resource along the way. Stop midway for an amazing lunch of chicken salad or chickpea curry wraps, cheese and crackers, and cookies. This paddle involves multiple rapids and strenuous paddling. This is not for beginner paddlers. Lunch provided.

Adults
Meet at Providence Metropark, Kuhlman's Landing boat launch

We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel. Dress to get wet and wear synthetic clothing (nylon, spandex, or polyester, no cotton). Wear old tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops). Bring water and sun protection. Please leave all valuables at home. We will provide all boats, life jackets and other gear. This program runs rain or shine.

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible. Adaptive equipment is available upon request. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Smith at 419.265.2920 or [email protected].
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Unavailable No Kids Allowed: Maumee River Kayak Eco-tour-14.6 Miles (Adults) 05/27/2024 0 8:00 am - 6:00 pm $85.00 Item Details Full

Amazing Athletes

This fitness, friendship, and outdoor exploration program will include a guided movement class with Amazing Athletes and opportunities for social development and relationship building with supported free play component.

Suggested Ages 1-5.
Meet at Swan Creek Preserve Metropark near the Airport Highway Playground.

These programs run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Please bring a filled reusable water bottle.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
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Add To Cart Amazing Athletes 05/31/2024 6 10:00 am -11:00 am $0.00 Item Details Available

Grounds Tour

Discover how the Stranahan Estate transformed into a Metropark!
Hear the historic story behind Wildwood on a one-mile grounds tour. All Grounds Tours will meet at the Metz Visitor's Center at Wildwood. After the Grounds Tour, be sure to save some time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden or hike the trails of Wildwood! Wear comfortable shoes, bring a water bottle, and dress for the weather. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

All participants must register.
Dogs are not permitted.
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Add To Cart Grounds Tour 06/01/2024 8 9:00 am -10:00 am $3.00 Item Details Available

Science Saturday: June Blooms (All Ages)

April showers bring May flowers, but June is when they bloom! Learn all about what kinds of flowers grow in our unique ecosystem and the pollinators that help maintain them. Use all five of your senses in games to learn to recognize and distinguish different plants.

All Ages
Meet at Providence Metropark, Heritage Center
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Unavailable Science Saturday: June Blooms (All Ages) 06/01/2024 20 + 11:00 am - 4:00 pm $0.00 Item Details Unavailable

Howard Marsh Kayak Eco-tour (Adults and 12+)

Experience the peace of the marsh and search for wildlife as you paddle through this restored wetland with a naturalist.

Adults and 12+
Meet at Howard Marsh Metropark, boat launch near the restrooms

We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel. Dress to get wet and wear synthetic clothing (nylon, spandex, or polyester, no cotton). Wear old tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops). Bring water and sun protection. Please leave all valuables at home. We will provide all boats, life jackets and other gear. This program runs rain or shine. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Metroparks staff by calling 419-407-9700 or by using the 'contact us' form at MetroparksToledo.com.
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Add To Cart Howard Marsh Kayak Eco-tour (Adults and 12+) 06/01/2024 5 10:00 am -12:30 pm $32.00 Item Details Available

Fly Fishing 101 and Fishery Management (Adults 18+)

Cast a line at our exclusive new fishery at Cannonball Prairie! We will discuss fly fishing in our area and work on casting techniques, as well as how to approach casting in different scenarios before taking those skills to the water. After fly fishing, we will be targeting specific fish species to remove from the fishery to promote overall health of the populations of fish and the fishery as a whole. If you catch fish within our removal criteria, you are welcome and encouraged to keep what you catch. This exclusive opportunity is the only one available for adults to fish at Cannonball Prairie.
All equipment provided. Registration required.

Adults 18+. All participants must have an Ohio Fishing License.
Meet at Cannonball Prairie Parking Lot.

These programs run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Please bring a cooler of ice if you would like to keep your fish.
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Add To Cart Fly Fishing 101 and Fishery Management (Adults 18+) 06/02/2024 8 9:00 am -11:00 am $35.00 Item Details Available

Try it! Kayaking (Adults and 8+)

Kayaking is a fun way to explore the water and stay fit while enjoying nature. Join Metroparks staff to learn basic paddle strokes and give kayaking a try during this beginner friendly 1 hour program.

Adults and 8+
Meet at Wiregrass Lake Metropark, Boat Launch

We recommend you bring a change of clothes and a towel. Dress to get wet and wear synthetic clothing (nylon, spandex, or polyester, no cotton). Wear old tennis shoes, water shoes, or sandals with a heel strap (no flip flops). Bring water and sun protection. Please leave all valuables at home. We will provide all boats, life jackets and other gear. This program runs rain or shine. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Metroparks staff by calling 419-407-9700 or by using the 'contact us' form at MetroparksToledo.com.
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Add To Cart Try it! Kayaking (Adults and 8+) 06/05/2024 7 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm $18.00 Item Details Available

Toddler Trails (Ages 0-3)

This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Adult companions accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.

Ages 0-3 years, with an adult companion
Meet at Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Metz Stables

These hikes are brought to you by Metroparks volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Hike Leader, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Hannah Calandra at [email protected] or by phone at 419.407.9840.
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Unavailable Toddler Trails (Ages 0-3) 06/05/2024 0 10:00 am -11:00 am $0.00 Item Details Full

Try it! Tree Climbing (Adults and 8+)

Ready for adventure? Take your love for nature to new heights with our fun and safe tree climbing program! Participants will use harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree tops. All equipment provided.

Adults and 8+
Meet at Toledo Botanical Garden near the Crosby Conference Center

Please dress for the weather., Minors must be accompanied by an adult., Please bring a reusable water bottle filled with water., Participants will be using harnesses and climbing ropes to get to the tree-tops. All equipment provided.
Please dress for the weather and wear close-toed shoes. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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Add To Cart Try it! Tree Climbing (Adults and 8+) 06/09/2024 5 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm $35.00 Item Details Available