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9/30/17 Maumee Valley Volksporters: Walk for the Health of It! 9:00 AM Middlegrounds No Registration Required
  This walk is offered by Maumee Valley Volksporters. Arrive anytime between 9am and Noon to walk a self-guided, preplanned 5 or 10 kilometer route at your own pace. You begin at Middlegrounds Metropark and continue through some of downtown Toledo, ending by at least 3 pm. Registration is at arrival for this free event. For more information contact Kay at 419-283-4803.
 
9/30/17 Overnight Backpacking Adventure 10:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Registration Closed
  Escape into nature for an overnight retreat and explore the beautiful Oak Openings Preserve Metropark as you backpack through 15.5 sparsely populated miles of trail. Participants will explore nearly every habitat encompassed within the Oak Openings Preserve while learning valuable backpacking and camping skills. No backpacking experience necessary; this hike is perfect for the beginner backpacker. Recommended age of participants is 16 or older; please call to discuss younger participants. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and pads, and stove and cook sets are available to borrow. Meals not included. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held on the evening of Monday September 25, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Oak Openings Lodge, to check and fit gear, talk about the trip, and answer any questions. Co-sponsored by Mountain Mentors.  
9/30/17 National Center for Nature Photography on the Road: All Ages 5:30 PM Providence No Registration Required
  From Native American fur trade, to the floating superhighways of the 1850's to the rumbling of the steam locomotive Toledo as a transportation hub has influenced commerce growth both regionally and nationally. You're invited to the Isaac Ludwig Mill to view Toledo's history story  
10/1/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
10/2/17 Bittersweet Farms Nature Walk: All Ages 10:00 AM Off-Site Register
  Explore a site outside of the parks with Metropark's interpretive guide. Discover the different habitats found within the forest at Bittersweet Farm, located near Oak Openings Preserve. Bittersweeet Farms is a local agency committed to providing high quality programs for people in the community with autism. Metroparks is proud to offer these nature walks in collaboration with their regular daytime programs. Open to all ages.  
10/2/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
10/3/17 Volunteer Orientation 9:30 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests,review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thrusday of most months. [VMT]

 
10/3/17 Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission 7:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield No Registration Required
  The Battle of Fallen Timbers helped to shape American history. Help shape the future of this fascinating site by participating in Commission meetings. For additional information, email President Dave Westrick at evadwest@buckeye-express.com.  
10/4/17 Fallen Timbers Autumn Health Walk 8:30 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Make Wednesday mornings between Labor Day and Thanksgiving your time to get outside and get moving as you take in the beauty of Fall. An interpreter will share seasonal highlights and lead you on this moderately-paced walk along a 1.5 mile loop trail. Estimated walking time 35-45 minutes.  
10/4/17 Toddler Trails 10:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  This outdoor, multi-sensory nature play and exploration introduces your toddlers up to three years of age to the natural world and promotes its preservation. Parents accompany and assist in their child's experience at the program. Register toddlers only.  
10/4/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
10/4/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
10/4/17 Active Adult walking group 55+: 55 + 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  It's important to stay active at all ages and equally important to spend time in nature. Come move, learn and socialize as we take a gently paced nature walk around Wildwood. Dress accordingly for the weather and any age is welcome in this walking group.  
10/4/17 Friends of Pearson 7:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  The Friends of Pearson always welcome fellow fans of the park to help plan events and volunteer activities. These meetings are the best way to learn how to support the popular Oregon Metropark.  
10/5/17 Wake Up With the Birds: Adults 8:00 AM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Make Thursday mornings your bird watching time! Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us in Wildwood's Window on Wildlife for this informal viewing and interpretation of our feathered friends. At 8:30, we may venture out to take a quick look in nearby trees and meadows (optional). No birding experience necessary!
 
10/5/17 Volunteer Orientation 5:30 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metroparks of the Toledo Area!
Prior to volunteering, all new volunteers are are encouraged to attend this orientation which enables the Volunteer Services staff to meet prospective volunteers, learn more about their interests,review park policies and procedures, and provide an overview of Metropark volunteer opportunities.

Orientations are held the first Tuesday and Thrusday of most months. [VMT]

 
10/5/17 Full Moon HIke: Families 7:45 PM Swan Creek Preserve Register
  The moon will light the way as we walk in the park after dark. We will discover the wonders of the night at a time when normally park visitors are not allowed in the park. Dress accordingly for the weather and let's get outside!  
10/6/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
10/6/17 Tea at Stranleigh: Spooky Tea 11:30 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Our popular opportunity for your "Trick or Treat-mode" returns! Costumes and Halloween colors encouraged! Not to worry—NO tricks, just treats! (Colors---black, orange, & purple)

Reservations open March 6, 2017. Please, call 419-407-9790.

 
10/7/17 Stewardship Work Day 9:00 AM Blue Creek Conservation Area Register
  Be a good steward of a natural resource – your Metroparks! Volunteers join our Land Stewards on a restoration project which may include invasive species removal. Public volunteer days occur most first Saturdays of the month. Please be sure to dress for the weather and sturdy footwear is strongly recommended. Community groups and individuals are welcome.
To register, please go to www.metroparkstoledo.com/volunteer. If you are already a Metroparks Volunteer, click on VOLUNTEER SIGN IN. If you are a new volunteer, click on APPLICATION FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Please call Annie Devine at 419-407-9841 if you would like to register a group larger than 5 individuals. [PVD]
 
10/7/17 Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Powers of the Forest 9:00 AM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Reduce stress and increase well-being! Experience a shortened version of a Forest Bathing journey as a certified guide leads you on this short, nonstrenuous walk. Feel the healing qualities of the forest with activities that invite you to connect with nature by using all of your senses. Please dress in layers for this rain or shine event and leave phones and cameras behind. For more information on Forest Bathing visit www.natureandforesttherapy.org.  
10/7/17 Homesteading: Happy 150th to the Cabin (All Ages) 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  The Johlin Cabin turns 150 this year, so we are celebrating today. Come join us anytime between 11:00-3:00 for birthday fun, history, crafts, and games or just explore the cabin itself on this day where we celebrate our Great Black Swamp heritage.  
10/7/17 CANCELLED: Evening on the Water: Families 7:00 PM Side Cut Registration Closed
  Watch the sun set and the stars come out on the water. All boats and other paddling gear provided; wear clothing and shoes to get wet (no cotton). Participants must be 8 or older to paddle, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Register all participants ages 8+. Up to two children ages 4-7 may ride in the middle for free for every two registered participants. Please leave a comment with ages of all children (for life jacket counts).  
10/8/17 Applebutter Festival 12:00 PM Providence No Registration Required
  Escape the crowds at the Applebutter Festival for an hour of peace and colors. Board "The Volunteer" canal boat and journey along the vividly colored banks of the Miami and Erie Canal. Call 419-407-9741 for reservations if you are bringing a group of 10 or more. Save some time to visit the historic Isaac Ludwig Mill and Heritage Center.  
10/8/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  
10/8/17 Naturalists Camera Club of Toledo 2:00 PM Secor No Registration Required
  Metroparks partners with the Naturalists Camera Club of Toledo to present photography programs which include a guest speakers, photo instruction, club information and light refreshments. Please visit the NCNP gallery exhibits before or after the program. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about the NCCT visit NaturalistCameraClub.org.  
10/8/17 Metroparks Mutts 3:00 PM Oak Openings Preserve Register
  Come to the park with your favorite furry friend! We'll take a naturalist led hike at a different park each month. Please remember to bring a leash as all dogs must be on leash at every Metropark. Coming soon in 2017: Middlegrounds will have the first dog park in the Metroparks!  
10/9/17 Good Health Walks 11:00 AM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Take a brisk walk on park trails to increase your heart rate and get the blood flowing. This is a 50 min walk and covers over 2 miles at a quick walking pace. There will be no walk on federal holidays.  
10/10/17 Get to Know Your Trails 12:00 PM Secor Register
  Get to know a trail with a park naturalist! we walk hike a trail in a different park each month. Dress for the weather and bring water.  
10/10/17 Historical Tours of the Manor House 12:00 PM Wildwood Preserve No Registration Required
  Enjoy a free guided tour of this over 30,000 square foot, Depression-era home and learn about the region's rich history or walk through the first floor in your own time. After touring the Manor House, save time to walk through the Ellen Biddle Shipman Gardens or walk the trails through the spectacular grounds of Wildwood Preserve.  

 

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