Outdoor activities to enjoy in Toledo

. July 2, 2020.

It’s crucial for all of us to be mindful of safety as the world slowly begins to reopen, but we also ache to get out of the house. Luckily, the Toledo area offers a variety of enjoyable outdoor activities so you can combat cabin fever and COVID-19 at the same time.

BIRD WATCHING
Though the Black Swamp Bird Observatory is currently closed due to the pandemic, birders can still seek out some beautiful specimens at other Toledo parks and landmarks. Black Swamp also posts regular updates and facts about area avian friends on their Facebook page.

GOLF
The most popular sport for mature adults has remained available for the vast majority of the past few months. After a two week hiatus, all three of Toledo’s municipal golf courses– Collins Park, Ottawa Park and Deweiler– reopened for business in April, giving patrons a chance to enjoy some outdoor recreation.

FARMER’SMARKETS
It’s possible to avoid shopping indoors while buying remarkably fresh produce directly from area farmers. Several excellent outdoor markets operate weekly on a variety of days, giving you plenty offlexibility for
your schedule.

ICE CREAM STANDS
Nothing says summer like swinging by one of the area’s seasonal ice cream stands like Shivers, Netty’s or Mr. Freeze and enjoying a cone in the warm air. The outdoor-centric nature of their service makes a stop for a bit of sweet comfort food an ideal decision.

OPEN-AIR SHOPPING
Outdoor centers such as Fallen Timbers and Levis Commons provide a variety of stores, allowing attendees to go inside only when needed and enjoy the shopping experience while easily maintaining social distancing.

TRAIL WALKING
Toledo’s Metroparks offer a remarkable variety of sights for anyone wanting to stretch their legs. Over 120 miles of trails can be found among the city’s 16 parks, with the beautiful sights at Wildwood and Oak Openings being among our favorites.

TOLEDO BOTANICAL GARDEN
You could visit the Garden a dozen times and not be able to take in all the beauty on display. Featuring acres of gorgeous meadows and relatively easy walking paths through a variety of gardens, this is one of the Glass City’s most striking landmarks.

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