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Oak Openings Preserve

4139 Girdham Rd, Toledo, OH 43558
4198266463
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Ranked #5 of 42 Attractions in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This scenic park has great kid friendly areas to play. The specialized mulch helps not to get them dirty but provides that cushion if they fall!

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Toledo, Ohio
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
110 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The rare sand dunes alone are worth a visit... Miles and miles of marked walking, horse, bike, and even dirt bike trails.. Tip... Ride the wabash cannonball bike trail out there from fallen timbers.

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Visited this park a few times while in the area, and have seen different parts of it each time! There are so many beautiful paths and different things to see every time. Even if I lived in the area I dont think I could ever get bored of this beautiful place!

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Ottawa Lake, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This park is very large and beautiful. I came here in the late fall (when everything is dead) and it was still very beautiful. Clean park with well maintained trails. I went biking and really enjoyed it! Will be visiting again soon.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place has variety of hiking from pine forest to small sand dune area. We saw two beautiful I think baltimore orioles. My son spotted a 4 foot green snake that we saw go very quickly away from us. It reared its head to look at us and then slithered away. It was a very fun walk, but our little... More

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Napoleon, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a beautiful place to walk the trails, see lots of wildlife, picnic, take pictures and relax. Oak Openings is one of the Toledo MetroParks and is very well kept.

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Canton, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wonderful place to get away from the city and take a leisurely walk through the woods. Lots of things to do here including hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding among other things. Great park for photography as well.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A colleague and I drove to Oak Openings from the Detroit area, looking for a hike. We ended up spending a very enjoyable 3 hours covering more than 8 miles of trails in the park's southern half. Terrain is fairly flat, as one might expect, and the hiking trails and horse trails are well blazed. We enjoyed the diversity of... More

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