Maumee Bay State Park cabins give travelers to Ohio the opportunity to enjoy its magnificent natural surroundings. There are hiking trails for all skill levels and plenty else to do, like water sports and picnicking in the pretty wilderness. Lake Erie is a treat for nature lovers of any persuasion looking to enjoy the water and nearby wildlife.
Best Hiking Trails in Maumee Bay State Park
You will have plenty of choice when it comes to finding hotels in Maumee Bay State Park and then heading out to explore the surroundings. Stick to the lake's shore or head further inland to discover fishing spots and more.
1. Boardwalk Trails
Staying near the edge of the lake, these routes start at Niles Beach and move further east to take you deeper into the park.
2. Inland Lake Trails
A series of paths with different lengths, including one just under a mile, you will move along the western interior of the park and pass by a fishing pond and a sledding area.
3. Mouse Trail
2.36 miles long, this trail is a little longer and covers a wide perimeter with a lot of choices for stopping and admiring the beauty of this park. The semicircular park roads leading off the trail offer mini excursion opportunities for going off the beaten path.
4. Multiuse Trail
This path is perfect for animal lovers. In the southern part of the park, take on the challenge of navigating wetlands full of wildlife such as turtles, salamanders, frogs and dragonflies.
Best Family Activities in Maumee Bay State Park
Hiring cabins in Maumee Bay State Park will give you the opportunity to discover a choice of activities to keep everyone in the family entertained. Whether everyone's active and full of energy or are looking to relax, there are plenty of options in the park.
With an 18-hole Scottish-style course, golf lovers will be well served in Maumee Bay State Park. There are many ponds and other features that make it highly engaging for even advanced players.
2. Nature Center
Stop at the center and ask the guide about the park's history, wildlife and local flora. There are interactive displays here too that kids in particular will find very engaging.
3. Swimming and Sunbathing
At both Lake Erie and the inland lake, there are sandy beaches which are great for relaxing or hitting the waves. Boat rentals including jet skis are also available.
4. Winter Activities
Even when it's too cold for the beach, winter is an excellent time to visit the Maumee Bay State Park. There's cross-country skiing on the Mouse Trail as well as ice skating and snowshoeing.
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