Pack the Parks November 17 for National Take A Hike Day

Daily Dose  |  11/08/2018 11:00 am

Metroparks is inviting the community to pack the parks Saturday, November 17, for National Take a Hike Day. Participants can register for one of the free group hikes scheduled simultaneously from 1 to 2 p.m. at 14 Metroparks.

The Wildwood Preserve hike will be in memory of Ranger Doug Carr, who died last month. As a tribute to Doug, and in recognition of national Diabetes Awareness Month, Mercy Health, will offer free health screenings before and after the hike.

At Farnsworth, take a hike on the Towpath Trail beside the Maumee River with Metroparks Chief of Operations Joe Fausnaugh.

Stomp through the swamp at Pearson, walk in the footsteps of soldiers and American Indians at the Fallen Timbers Battlefield or explore one of the newer parks, such as Westwinds or Middlegrounds. There are trails to choose from close to home, wherever you reside in Lucas County.

Each trail is accessible for all ages and abilities. Registration is required. Go to for details and to register.