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Outdoor Attractions

Get Out and Enjoy the Glass City!

Toledo is a destination that embraces every season. The Toledo region is home to the No. 1 Park System in the Country and top-rated attractions delivering hours of fun, including many that will keep you outside and socially distanced. From the parks, to historical sites, to the award winning Toledo Zoo & Aquarium and beyond. You'll find the perfect activity (or a few) to fit your family's taste in Toledo. 

Fishing & Birding

Head out on the Mighty Maumee for the best fishing around during the annual Spring Walleye Run. Every year in early March, after the ice clears from the river, fishermen shake cabin fever by wading the Maumee River in search of a prized walleye. The fishing really heats up around mid-April when the water temperature hits 42 to 54 degrees, triggering the walleye into spawning mode.

Recognized as one of the top spots in the country for birding, each spring migration it is easy to see why Northwest Ohio is referred to as the Warbler Capital of the World. Anytime from mid-April through May is great for birding in Northwest Ohio, but typically the peak migration occurs during the first two weeks of May. 

This year, The Biggest Week in American Birding will be taking place virtually, May 6-10, 2021. Please visit for details!



Metroparks Toledo

Get out and explore the No. 1 Park System in the Country! Metroparks Toledo has 19 parks in the greater Toledo area to enjoy. From nature walks to mountain biking, playgrounds to sledding each metropark offers something different to match your adventure needs. Check out Metroparks Toledo's two newest parks, the Glass City Metropark and Manhattan Marsh.

Several Metroparks provide opportunities for traditional fitness activities like hiking, running and biking or playing a ballgame. Others accommodate traditional excursions for outdoor enthusiasts like kayaking, canoeing, hunting and fishing. Oak Openings Preserve is part of a region by the same name renown for world-class birding. 

COVID-19 Travel Information

Governor DeWine has put a statewide order in place for Ohio requiring a mask to be worn in all public places. 

All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:

- At an indoor location that is not a residence
- Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members
- Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.

For more information on additional information including the Ohio Travel Advisory for travelers entering Ohio, other COVID-19 notices and resources, click here

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