Bend View's name describes its greatest attribute—an unequaled view of a 90-degree bend in the Maumee River.
Maybe half the fun of Bend View Metropark is getting there. The park entrance is on the Anthony Wayne Trail, but it is also accessible by hiking 2.2 miles from Farnsworth or about six miles from Providence on the Towpath Trail. It's definitely worth the walk for what is often described as the best view along the Maumee.
A pathway to splendor.
The Towpath Trail follows the remains of the Miami and Erie Canals along the old Towpath where mules towed flat-bottom boats along the waterway. The trail is also part of the Buckeye Trail, one of the most significant long distance walking trails in the state.