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Wintering The Towpath

Wintering The Towpath

Providence Metropark
13827 S. River Rd.
Grand Rapids, OH 43522

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Guided Wintering Extreme 10 miler starts at 8:30 a.m.

Shake off those winter blahs at the best winter hike in the region!

Stunning views of the Maumee River await those hiking the 5 miles from Providence to Bend View. Board a shuttle bus back to Providence for more winter fun; chili, s’mores, hot chocolate and a Beer Garden at Lock #44 (next to the Heritage Center). If weather conditions are right, bring your own skates for skating on the Canal, or wander to the Isaac Ludwig Mill and see artisans at their craft. Participants receive a collectible commemorative gift.

Chili is provided by Knuckleheads Kafe. There will meat and vegetarian available.

Want to go extreme?? Join our Metroparks staff on a guided hike of 10 miles. Wintering Extreme 10 miler starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration for 10-mile extreme begins at 8 a.m.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required (you may register onsite the day of for either option)
Registration Fee supports upkeep/maintenance of the Towpath Trail:

Ages 13+: $5.00
Ages 12 and under free

For preregistration for the 5-mile hike please register for section 01
For preregistration for the 10-mile hike please register for section 02
For the 10-mile hike:
Registration on-site begins at 8 a.m.
Guided Wintering Extreme 10 miler starts at 8:30 a.m.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Wintering Celebration

Register online by following the link:

5 Mile Hike:

10 Mile Hike:

If you are unable to register online, please call 419-407-9700 to speak with a member of Metroparks Toledo Customer Service department during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must register all participants

Metroparks Toledo’s Supporting Partners:
- The Buckeye Trail Association – statewide
- Maumee Valley Adventurers
- Toledo Roadrunners Club

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