Metroparks Glamping Experiences

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Metroparks Overnight Experiences

These are no ordinary “stay-cation.” Venture out with Metroparks Outdoor Skills Specialists for this exclusive indoor/outdoor experience. Each trip is packed with our favorite spots and our favorite activities—all for your private group. With exclusive access to some lesser known spots and a naturalist to show you the way, Metroparks memories are guaranteed.


Toledo Botanical Garden, Dinner and Night Hike

Toledo Botanical Garden, Crosby Conference Center
Saturday, January 29, 5 p.m. to Sunday, January 30, 10 a.m. [Register
Fee includes naturalist led night hike, glamping equipment rentals, facility reservations, dinner, and continental breakfast*.

Treat yourselves to a relaxing night at Toledo Botanical Garden. Our outdoor cooking experts will satisfy you with four delicious courses. Then head out on an exhilarating guided night hike in the beautiful gardens before nestling in for the night at the cozy Crosby Conference Center.

All you need to bring are your personal items. We will bring everything else.

This Experience Includes:

  • Private guided winter night hike with a naturalist.
  • Private four course meal. Please notify your host of any food allergies or dietary preferences. Menu adjustments can be made*.
    • Fresh lettuce mix with feta, walnuts and vinaigrette
    • Golden corn bread with whipped honey butter
    • Chili with beef and seasonal vegetables, slow simmered (vegetarian option available.)
    • Decadent apple crisp a la mode
  • Exclusive glamping access to the Crosby Conference Center.
  • All associated glamping gear: sleeping bags, sleep pads, camp cots, furniture, etc.
  • And much more!

For additional details including fees, itinerary and suggested packing list [PDF].

*If you have food allergies or dietary preferences, please contact your host, Alissa Caple at 419-280-9235 or Alissa.Caple@MetroparksToledo.com.


Secor Valentine’s Glamping, Dinner and Canvas Painting

Secor, Secor Room
Saturday, February 12, 5 p.m. to Sunday, February 13, 10 a.m. [Register]
Fee includes private painting instruction, canvases, glamping equipment rentals, facility reservations, dinner, and continental breakfast*.

Treat yourselves to a unique Valentine’s Day experience with Metroparks Toledo. Our outdoor cooking experts will satisfy you with four delicious courses before you celebrate the whimsy of winter with a guided wine and painting class. Step-by-step instruction is provided so you can sit back and let your creativity flow. No experience is necessary to create a winter-themed work of art. Once you have created your work of art, nestle in for a calm evening in the Secor Center.

All you need to bring are your personal items. We will bring everything else.

This Experience Includes:

  • Private painting instruction with everything included—canvas, paint, wine, etc.
  • Private four course meal. Please notify your host of any food allergies or dietary preferences. Menu adjustments can be made*.
    • Fresh lettuce mix with feta, walnuts and vinaigrette
    • Crispy sourdough bread with garlic, herb butter
    • Creamy lemon chicken served over wild rice (vegetarian option available.)
    • Decadent black forest cake
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Exclusive glamping access to the Secor Center
  • All associated glamping gear: sleeping bags, sleep pads, camp cots, furniture, etc.
  • And much more!

For additional details including fees, itinerary and suggested packing list [PDF].

*If you have food allergies or dietary preferences, please contact your host, Alissa Caple at 419-280-9235 or Alissa.Caple@MetroparksToledo.com.


Oak Openings Glamping, Dinner and Night Hike

Oak Openings Preserve, Oak Openings Lodge
Friday, February 25, 5 p.m. to Saturday, February 26, 10 a.m. [Register]
Fee includes naturalist led night hike, glamping equipment rentals, facility reservations, dinner, and continental breakfast*.

Treat yourselves to a relaxing night at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark. Our outdoor cooking experts will satisfy you with four delicious courses. Then head out on an exhilarating guided night hike in the serene winter woods before nestling in for the night at the cozy Oak Openings Lodge.

night hike in the serene winter woods before

All you need to bring are your personal items. We will bring everything else.

This Experience Includes:

  • Private guided winter night hike with a naturalist.
  • Private four course meal. Please notify your host of any food allergies or dietary preferences. Menu adjustments can be made*.
    • Fresh lettuce mix with feta, walnuts and vinaigrette
    • Golden corn bread with whipped honey butter
    • Chili with beef and seasonal vegetables, slow simmered (vegetarian option available.)
    • Decadent apple crisp a la mode
  • Continental breakfast
  • Exclusive glamping access to the beautiful Oak Openings Lodge.
  • All associated glamping gear: sleeping bags, sleep pads, camp cots, furniture, etc.
  • And much more!

For additional details including fees, itinerary and suggested packing list [PDF].

*If you have food allergies or dietary preferences, please contact your host, Jake Willing at 419-277-0107 or Jake.Willing@MetroparksToledo.com.


 

Side Cut Glamping, Pizza Party and Night Hike

Side Cut, Lamb Center
Saturday, March 5, 5 p.m. to Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m. [Register
Fee includes naturalist led night hike, glamping equipment rentals, facility reservations, pizza delivery, and continental breakfast*.

Experience Side Cut like never before! Enjoy a yummy pizza dinner, then head out on an exhilarating guided night hike along the Maumee River before nestling in for the night at the cozy Lamb Center.

All you need to bring is a reusable water bottle and your personal items. We will bring everything else.

This Experience Includes:

  • Private guided winter night hike with a naturalist.
  • Pizza delivery and continental breakfast. Please notify your host of any food allergies or dietary preferences*.
  • Exclusive glamping in the Lamb Center.
  • All associated glamping gear: sleeping bags, sleep pads, camp cots, etc.
  • And much more!

For additional details including fees, itinerary and suggested packing list [PDF].

*If you have food allergies or dietary preferences, please contact your host Alissa Caple at 419-280-9235 or Alissa.Caple@MetroparksToledo.com.