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Oak Openings Preserve

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Address: 4139 Girdham Rd, Toledo, OH 43558-9667
Phone Number: +1 419-826-6463
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Great park near Toledo

This truly is a great park. Many trails and beautiful scenery. I especially loved the sand dunes. While the bathrooms weren't particularly clean, everything else was awesome. I'd... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SeaGreenSnail1009
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Findlay, Ohio
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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This truly is a great park. Many trails and beautiful scenery. I especially loved the sand dunes. While the bathrooms weren't particularly clean, everything else was awesome. I'd recommend spending a day or two here.

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Marion
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oak Openings is the largest Toledo metro park and offers something for everyone, even sand dunes. My only complaint is that there are very few directional signs to get to the park, and some of the trails are not very well marked. There are posts showing what king of traffic is allowed- foot/horse/bike etc but no trail names or symbols,... More 

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Milliken, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second review for Oak Openings Metro Park. I wanted to include a photo that I took showing how beautiful the area around Mallard Lake is. Photo taken on November 1st, around 80 degs, just fantastic.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oak Openings has become a favorite place to visit with my family. My extended family enjoys having a large picnic near Mallard Lake. We start with breakfast and stay through lunch and into the afternoon. We typically have some people fishing, while others are biking, walking, birding or just playing. Usually a group goes on a walk out to the... More 

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Charlestown, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Favorite Metropark in Hometown area. Wish I lived closer to visit on a regular basis. Large park with natural sand dunes and other rare sites.

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Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Born and raised in Toledo I have been living in Colorado for over 40 yrs and I can say I still marvel at the beauty of a hard wood forest in the fall. Haven't been to oak openings for many years and man was it a special day. November 1st around 80 degrees just incredible scenery and it doesn't get... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I walk here quite often and believe it is one of the nicest in Ohio. Very diverse with sand dunes, wetlands, an oak savanah (one of only 14 in the world) pararies and more

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Sylvania Ohio USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My most vivid experience was several years ago when I took a group of Boy Scouts on an18 mile fall overnight hike in Oak Openings Preserve. It is a beautiful park with a wide variety of plant life. The scouts were able to identify many plants native to the area. They and I were surprised to come across cactus in... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I backcountry hike the mountains often but live in the flatlands of NW Ohio. In between my travels I frequent Oak Openings on the regular and have hiked every trail there multiple times. I never get bored with it.

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Thank FishFisher1000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Nature at its best. Then again all of the metro parks in this area are great. I suggest visiting get them all. Fall colors are coming so it's a great time to visit

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