Maumee Ohio Information about

Maumee, Ohio

Maumee has a land area of approximately 10.5 square miles and approximately 16,500 people.

Local industries include over 30,000 jobs (almost double the population) in various fields support one of the largest area business communities that houses Arrowhead Business Park (www.arrowheadpark.org ) including The Pinnacle, an elegant indoor hall that hosts many local events.

Maumee has a rich history, which directly relates to several important historical events. U.S. population began expanding to this area at the end of the War of 1812 and Maumee was eventually founded in 1817.

In 1794, U.S. forces beat the British and their Native American allies at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. This historical Battlefield is located on the Corner of I-475 and U.S. 23 and U.S. 24. Visit www.ohiohistory.org/places/fallen for more information.  

The 130-mile Maumee River has many connections with local park systems and related activities, such as boating, fishing, hunting and camping.

The Maumee River has a launch ramp off of Corey Street and features several events including the annual “Walleye Run”, which features several activities surrounding the fish from the 3rd week of March to the 1st week of April. These events draw approximately 10,000 fishermen each season.

Hundreds of thousands of fish travel the Maumee River at this time while tens of thousands of the fish are caught by skillful fishers. Many of these fish measure at least 18 inches.

Visit www.ohiodnr.com, www.walleyerun.com and/or www.maumeetackle.net for more information about Maumee River fishing and the Walleye Run.

Maumee has a great Metro park system full of great attractions and nature activities. 

The Maumee Bay State Park offers premier recreation including a 18 hole Scottish Links-style golf course, restaurant, nature trails, fishing, a boardwalk (including observation towers) and two beaches complete with changing booths and food courts.

If you’re searching for water sports on this 57-acre inland lake, then you can rent canoes, paddleboats, rowboats, and sailboats or make port at the 32-slip dockage (reservations required).

In the winter, the park offers sledding, ice-skating and cross-country skiing.

The park also has great resort lodges that include cottages, all electric camping and rent-a-camps with a nearby game room and indoor/outdoor pools.

Cottage guests have privileges to all lodge facilities. For more information visit www.maumeebaystatepark.org. You can access www.ohio.reserveworld.com/default.aspx on the web to reserve campsites and/or cottages.

Maumee also has 13 parks that feature tennis, basketball courts, soccer fields, walking trails (paved and ground), ball fields, playgrounds, and skate board/inline skating facilities.

Rolf Park, located on Cass Road at the Ohio Turnpike, houses the city pool plus volleyball courts and an exercise trail.

Towpath Park located on E. Harrison Street at White Street, has a walking trail along the banks of the Maumee River and connects to the Side Cut Canal.

Side Cut State Park also features many activities and attractions for all ages. For more information on the park system, visit www.maumee.org/recreation/cityparks.htm.

The Sandpiper boat ride is another popular area attraction. This cruise vessel, built in 1984 and annually inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard, can transport 100 passengers and is available for public and private rides. You can also experience the new “murder mystery cruise.” For more information, visit www.sandpiperboat.com.

The Wolcott House is a well-known historic attraction housing six 19 th century buildings. See www.toledo.com/attractions/wolcott_house.php for more information.

The historic Maumee Indoor Theater, at www.maumeetheater.com, provides great entertainment featuring movies and special events/concerts. The National Amusements’ Maumee 18: Cinema De Lux features a bar/restaurant, special programs for children and “Director’s Hall” reserved seating.

Maumee has five elementary schools (Fairfield, Fort Miami, St. Joseph’s, Union and Wayne Trail), one middle school (Gateway) and one high school. For more information visit www.maumee.k12.oh.us.

Heidelberg College has a satellite campus located in Maumee. Visit www.heidelberg.edu/offices/maumee and/or www. heidelberg .edu for more details.

St. Luke’s Hospital, located on 5901 Monclova Road, offers community health care with more than 300 beds. For more information, visit www.stlukeshospital.com.

Local radio stations include WYSZ 89.3 FM and Yes FM Christian radio heard on 88.1, 88.5 and 89.3 FM. The Mirror newspaper features local community news in print and online at www.themirrornewspaper.com.

For more information about Maumee go to www.maumee.org and/or www.maumeechamber.com.

Author: Michael Siebenaler