Take a Hike Day to be celebrated at Metroparks

Metroparks Toledo will be participating in National Take a Hike Day on Saturday.

There will be group hikes at 14 Metroparks locations. The Oak Openings Preserve hike will be from 1-2 p.m. starting at the Mallard Lake area.

The Wildwood hike will be in memory of Ranger Doug Carr. As a tribute to Doug, and in recognition of national Diabetes Awareness Month, our partner, 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.

Each trail is accessible for all ages and abilities. The event is free but registration is required. Register online at metroparkstoledo.com. If you are unable to register online, please call 419-407-9701 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.