By paddle or pedal, on foot or afloat, the Maumee River is the perfect backdrop for outdoor recreation and leisure. Whether your idea of fun is paddling in a kayak, biking along a dirt path or wading waist deep while walleye fishing during the annual Spring Run, the river corridor is a destination in itself.
Maumee is fortunate enough to have one of the Ohio’s best parks along the Maumee River. Side Cut Metropark is 560 acres, where you’ll find miles of groomed trails with wonderful river views. Every trail is different and filled with wildlife.
The park has plenty of picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, and open fields for the ideal family gathering. Covered picnic pavilions with fireplaces are available for the winter outdoor enthusiast. Deer are in abundance and easy to spot any time of day.
In spring, Side Cut is a destination for fishermen from around the country as walleye swim upriver to cast their eggs over the protective cobblestone below the rapids. The spawn is the largest of its kind on the Great Lakes.
Maumee City Parks
There are 13 City Parks and one launch ramp on the Maumee River.
Playground equipment, ball field, basketball, tennis courts, paved walking trail and shelter.
Great walking trail in Arrowhead Park for lunch time break.
Playground equipment, ball fields, paved walking trails, skate board facility, restrooms and concession stand.
Playground equipment, lighted little league ball fields, paved parking, concession stand, and restrooms.
Walking path, river overlook, and battlement remains from a British fort of the 1790’s. Gateway Middle School Lighted ball fields, soccer fields, restrooms and concession stand.
Playground equipment only.
Playground equipment, two tennis courts, basketball, recreation office, restrooms, and ball field.
Playground equipment, shelter and practice ball field.
City waterpark pool, soccer fields, eight softball fields, volleyball courts, concession stand and exercise trail.
Towpath walking trail along the banks of the Maumee River. Towpath Park connects to Side Cut Metropark.
War memorial and paved playground.
Tennis court and playground.
Corey Street Launch Ramp
Free small boat launch ramp.