Fallen Timbers Battlefield National Historic Site – A pleasant 1.5 mile Northwest Territory Trail loops through a wooded area and over a ravine where the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers took place. Along the way, you will encounter interpretive areas providing information about the conflict. A planned visitors center will open with interpretive displays. Along the way, visitors will encounter interpretive areas providing information about various aspects of the battle. The battlefield may be accessed in Maumee at the intersection of US23/I-475 and US24 (Anthony Wayne Trail). A parking lot and visitors center are located on Jerome Road.
Fallen Timbers Monument – This impressive monument to the important battle is across the Anthony Wayne Trail from the actual battlefield. A bike/pedestrian bridge connects the two sites. Owned by Ohio History Connection, the monument is situated on a bluff overlooking Side Cut Metropark and the beautiful Maumee River.
Goll Woods State Nature Preserve – Located in Archbold, the 80 acre virgin woodlands are reminiscent of the Black Swamp of Northwestern Ohio. It features great horned and barred owls, red fox, white-tailed deer, spotted salamanders, and turtles, and a large variety of wildflowers.
Sauder Farm and Craft Village – One of the largest tourist attractions in this part of Ohio, The Sauder Village is located on SR 2 in Archbold. The village’s restored buildings house a potter, blacksmith, spinner, weaver, cooper, broommaker, glassblower, and tinsmith all at work dressed in period costumes. Also on the grounds is an 1860 homestead with a furnished farmhouse, a barn full of animals, and a summer kitchen. Antique farming tools and household items are on display in the museum. Lodging and camping are also available.
Maumee State Forest – The 3,068 acre Maumee State Forest lies near Swanton. The land elevation within the forest varies less than 15 feet, and the forest offers hunting and bridle trails, as well as an APV and snowmobile area.
Oak Openings Metropark – is a 3,800 acre nature preserve. It is home to Ohio’s only living sand dunes, and over one-third of Ohio’s endangered species. The park is part of a globally endangered ecosystem called an oak savannah. The extensive trail system includes biking, bridle, cross country skiing, walking and hiking trails. There are two lakes offering fishing, and several smaller ponds. There are four large picnic areas including the Springbook area which is directly adjacent to the Wabash Cannonball Trail.
Side Cut Metropark – Located just east of the Maumee trail-head, Side Cut Metropark takes its name from the former Side Cut Canal constructed in the 1840s as part of the Miami and Erie Canal System. Three of the original limestone locks are preserved in the park.
Williams County Historical Museum – Located at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, this museum offers displays of railroad memorabilia, historical farm machinery, Indian relics, and other historical artifacts.
Museum and Welcome Center of Fulton County – The lobby into the Museum of Fulton County is a recreation of the original county courthouse. The Museum houses special rotating exhibits and a permanent timeline. The permanent exhibit highlights the stories of former Fulton County men and women. The Museum area of the building also houses the Speiss Research Center available by appointment for archival research.
Lake Erie Birding Trail – Oak Openings Loop – The Oak Openings buffers the western end of Lake Erie, and lies just west of Toledo. The sandy prairies, wet sedge meadows, and oak savannas of this highly specialized ecosystem once covered about 300 square miles; today, only about 130 square miles remain. This region contains the best habitats to be found in the northwestern corner of Ohio, and many bird species breed in the Oak Openings that are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere in this region. The Oak Openings is also known for its fall hawk flights. Raptors streaming around the western end of Lake Erie funnel through this area, sometimes in large numbers.
Geocaching – Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Many caches are located along the Wabash Cannonball Trail. Get the coordinates at www.geocaching.com.
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