The “Tiger of the Woods,” more commonly known as the great-horned owl, is our earliest nesting bird in Ohio. Measuring approximately 20-25 inches tall (the female larger than the male), with a wingspan of about 5 feet, it is also Ohio’s largest resident owl and one very fierce predator.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield
History from the region’s rich past is brought to life. In the Battle of Fallen Timbers, American troops opened the Northwest Territory to settlement and statehood.
Three amazing sites. One extraordinary Metropark.
From the street, the connection between Fallen Timbers Battlefield, Fallen Timbers Monument and Fort Miamis aren’t obvious. But all three sites are forever indelibly connected and each is reminiscent of a substantial turning point in our nation’s history. The Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site are managed by Metroparks and are also Affiliated Units of the National Park Service.
Fallen Timbers Battlefield
A pleasant 1.5 mile Northwest Territory Trail loops through a wooded area and over a ravine where the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers took place. Along the way, you will encounter interpretive areas providing information about the conflict. A planned visitors center will open with interpretive displays. Along the way, visitors will encounter interpretive areas providing information about various aspects of the battle. The battlefield may be accessed in Maumee at the intersection of US23/I-475 and US24 (Anthony Wayne Trail). A parking lot and visitors center are located on Jerome Road.
Fallen Timbers Monument
This impressive monument to the important battle is across the Anthony Wayne Trail from the actual battlefield. A bike/pedestrian bridge connects the two sites. The monument is situated on a bluff overlooking Side Cut Metropark and the beautiful Maumee River.
The British fort, located several miles away on River Road, played a role in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and, later, the War of 1812. The park is open, and much of the earthworks used to create the fort are still visible.
Visitors can have their National Parks Passport stamped at the Maumee Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, located on River Road.
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