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Side Cut Metropark, Maumee

(4.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
Side Cut Metropark is a regional park located in Maumee, Ohio that is part of the Toledo Metroparks. It features Bluegrass Island, a popular fishing destination. Obtained from the state of Ohio in the 1920s, Side Cut was the original metropark. Its name is derived from the site being a sidecut on the Miami and Erie Canal.
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  • On Tuesday after work I decided to go for a walk in the neighborhood and did 4 miles there and in Side-Cut too. I saw 32 deer on the first mile of the tow-path and 4 more later. It was unseasonably wa...  more »
  • This is a wonderful park with awesome terrain and views. You will never come to this park and not see deer. Short and long trails. Mostly flat and easy to walk. Some areas are hilly but only about a m...  more »
  • This park is literally infested with deer! We saw so many we lost count. We even got to see one cross over to an island. The people didn't bother them and they didn't bother the people. They were prob...  more »
  • One of the prettiest parks in the system. It's also the launching point for many cyclists heading west to the quieter roads in the county as well as the WC Trail.
  • We stumbled onto these trails! Gorgeous views of the river and stream. Not crowded. Paths clear. Even saw a doe and her baby!
  • Incredible playground, nice hike/bike path, looks like tons of winter fun with a sled hill and fire pit.
  • Side Cut is a great park area. Most people go to the main pavilion that has wide open areas with picnic tables. But there are other parts to the park with fewer people, different landscapes. Great place to get away. Clean, well-kept - hope it stays that way!
  • This park is great for watching or taking pictures of various birds wading in the water catching fish. The trails are paved and easy to walk. There is a nice playground for kids and a nice area for picnics