Wintering the Towpath: Riverside Hike and Celebration


Shake off those winter blahs at the best winter hike in the region, Wintering the Towpath, Saturday, February 23.

Enjoy stunning views of the Maumee River on a 5-mile hike from Providence to Bend View Metroparks. Then board a shuttle bus back to Providence for more winter fun: chili, s’mores, hot chocolate and a beer garden at Lock #44 (next to the Heritage Center).

If weather conditions are right, bring your own skates for skating on the Canal, or wonder to the Isaac Ludwig Mill and see artisans at their craft. Participants will receive a collectible commemorative gift (while supplies last).

5-mile hike: 10 a.m. to noon

Celebration continues until 2 p.m.

Cost: Just $5, with all money collecting going to the maintenance of the Towpath Trail. Free for children 12 and younger. 

Register online

Go Extreme

Come early and join Metroparks staff on a guided 10-mile hike. Wintering Extreme 10 miler starts at 8:30 a.m.; registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Providence Historic Area.