Lucas County’s newest park, Howard Marsh Metropark, opened at the end of April. Previously a working farm, the park property was purchased by the Metroparks with two partners, The Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Clean Ohio Fund, in 2008 for $6 million. After restoration, the 1,000-acre property is now a functioning wetland with six miles of dike-top walking trails, a quarter mile of boardwalk, seven miles of navigable water and two kayak launch docks.
611 S. Howard Road, Curtice, just north of State Route 2,
adjacent to the Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area. metroparkstoledo.com