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Oak Openings Preserve

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Address: 4139 Girdham Rd, Toledo, OH 43558
Phone Number: 4198266463

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Best place to run in Toledo area

Toledo has very nice metroparks but this one is the best. Flat but good trails, also got married here which makes the place even more special for me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Toledo has very nice metroparks but this one is the best. Flat but good trails, also got married here which makes the place even more special for me.

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Monroe
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Oak Openings is one of many of the wonderful and diverse parks in the Luca County/ Toledo, OH MetroParks system. It is the largest and is a nature preserve with areas of dry, hot sand dunes as well as low, wet swales. Horse trails, fishing, birding and an interactive nature center are just some of the features. Children will love... More 

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Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Trails, trails, and more trails. Picnic areas were really good, nature at its best! Be careful not to get lost,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Fairly quiet place away from the city; clean park with a lot of space. Watch for deer as they love the park too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is nothing like the smell of the pines in the fall. Quiet getaway and beautiful in the fall. Could use a little more parking

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We got married outside the shelter house two years ago. The setting was beautiful and the shelter house was great on a hot day since they installed air conditioning. It was a great casual venue at a modest cost.

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central ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had only a short time to spend here, but the diversion to this park was worth the effort. We walked from a visitor's center to the dunes and back. Wife liked having benches placed along the path for rests, although the benches appear at unequal intervals. Good fall color, even in early October.

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Millbury, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you are looking for a beautiful place over the water to get married Oak Openings has just the place. It's a beautiful park and any age group would enjoy this park. The walking trails are great and there's a lot of animals that roam freely there to enjoy!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I was on a guided tour, as part of the OH Prairie Assocn Annual Conference, looking at an area of Oak Openings that was hit by a tornado in 2010. The history behind just this area of the park is so interesting. The research undertaken and the continued dedication to restoring this area of the park is inspiring. Overall the... More 

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Swanton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't care what anyone says, Oak Openings is the crown jewel of the Toledo Metroparks system. Also, it's a five-minute drive from my house. Take a short walk around Mallard Lake, a longer walk around Evergreen Lake, or hop on the bike or horse and range the miles of trails. It even ties in to the Wabash Cannonball trail system,... More 

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