The sledding hill at Side Cut Park is a must for winter. With a perfect snowfall, put on your winter gear, grab a sled and head down River Road to the lower park and find the hill near Silver Lake. Afterwards stop for hot chocolate at Georgette’s or Brew House in uptown Maumee.
Visit the Wolcott House. The house has been decorated for the holidays. If it has been an age since you have been there, take time to stop by and take your holiday guests along. The Maumee Garden Club decorated the front hall this year and you will find the parlor, dining room and judge’s study also decorated. The historic home is open on the weekends from 12:30-3:30 through Dec. 18. In addition to the beautiful displays, there is a suffragette exhibit and a display of Redwork Quilts. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors.
Go to the movies! Don’t miss showing off the Maumee Indoor Theatre. Your guests will delight in the retro vibe of the theater as well as the freshly popped popcorn and snacks. Wacky Wednesdays is the day to go with discounted tickets!
A walk on the towpath or the new walkway further south are refreshing hikes on a winter’s day. The towpath can be entered from Conant Street just before the Maumee Perrysburg Bridge and the second path is just under the overpass of I-475.
Take a view of the Maumee River from the overlook at the Fort Miamis Park where Michigan Avenue meets River Road. Watch for the ice floes and birds that use the river to navigate including the occasional eagle.
Take your guest to one of the newest Metroparks-Fallen Timbers. This is the location of a tipping point battle between the US and the English and Naïve Americans. The victory is said to have opened up the territory of the Midwest. There is a monument on the east side of Anthony Wayne Trail just past the ramps at Anthony Wayne Trail and I-475 and on the west side is where the true battle took place off Russell Road, where there is a self-guided walking path.