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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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Defiance, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I love to take our kids here every year to go hiking. This is a great place to show our kids how much fun it can be to just go out and enjoy nature.

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Gap, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The habitat was here was so different from home! I loved how many Red-headed Woodpeckers were around and the Lark Sparrows were gorgeous. The staff were wonderful and friendly. I just wish the center had been open.

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Toledo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are areas where you can have a picnic or areas to spread a blanket and kind of be alone. I went during the week and really enjoyed the sun. There were many walkers. Loved the birds.

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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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