Nature Walks and Hiking

Every step is a story.

Learn the Metroparks story first hand with the help of a guide one of the dozens of monthly group outings. Let us help you discover seasonal highlights and natural phenomena at the Metropark of your choice, customized especially for your group’s age, subject requirements and interests.

Hiking at Oak Openings

Oak Openings features the only long distance Hiking Trail in the Toledo Region. This primitive, nearly 16-mile trail is popular among scouts who use it to earn their hiking merit badge. Some even know it as the Scout Trail. 

Walking Series Programs

Good Health Walks
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to Noon
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center
No Reservations Required

Evening Hiking Group
Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m.
Secor, NCNP parking lot
No Reservations Required



Metroparks Walking Series

Good health starts with just a walk in the Metroparks.


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Wetland Restoration Part Of The Solution

Every spring, bird enthusiasts from around the world flock to the south shore of Lake Erie for the annual warbler migration. Now, those birders will have another destination – a new Metropark.

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New Signs Mark Metroparks Trails

New trail signs in some parks are a sign of things to come for trails throughout the Metroparks. In addition to new posts identifying trails and providing other way-finding information, markers are now spaced every tenth of a mile.

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