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Oak Openings Preserve

Address: 4139 Girdham Rd, Toledo, OH 43558
Phone Number: 4198266463
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Ranked #5 of 30 Attractions in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Outdoors
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
267 reviews 267 reviews
142 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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