Travel to: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark


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One of my favorite places to go in my home state is Oak Openings Preserve in Swanton, OH. There are trails for just about every kind of activity you can think of…walking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding to name a few. As a child, I had the pleasure to ride on many of the horse trails. In my most recent visit to Ohio, my family and I took the bike trails! Out of the 4,000 acres of wildlife preserve, you can venture over 50 miles of trails! We didn’t do 50 miles on the bikes, I assure you. If I had to guess it would be closer to seven! There are beautiful lakes and an abundance of wildlife. Nearly every time I go there, I see deer passing on the trail; as well as birds, butterflies, and other small critters. It is a fantastic place to get a dose of nature! The forest is lush, quiet, and cool. You can hear the birds sing you a song through the stillness. It’s very relaxing. I will never turn down a trip to Oak Openings!

What’s your favorite thing to do on the trails? What’s your favorite part of a good hike? Share your story below in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

“The forest went on forever.”



5 responses to “Travel to: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark”

  1. […] Travel to: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark […]

  2. Laurie Avatar

    Wow, beautiful pictures. You are a very talented photographer. Oak Openings has a calming and regenerative effect on me also. It is one of my favorite places!

    1. Free Spirit Meg Avatar
      Free Spirit Meg

      Thank you! With all these highways everywhere, it’s hard to find “peaceful” but Oak Openings can always take you to your quiet place! 🤓✌🏻️🌲🍃

  3. Ohio Bluegill Avatar
    Ohio Bluegill

    Excellent job pictures are beautiful you have a real Talent

    1. Free Spirit Meg Avatar
      Free Spirit Meg

      Thank you!! ☺️ I wish some of the deer pictures came out but they were dark and distant. 😩 I needed my other lens! Maybe next time! 👍🏻

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