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  • 78 - Pearson Metropark

    Metroparks of the Toledo Area
    4600 Starr Avenue
    Oregon, OH 43616

    419.407.9714

    Public Access

    Open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk

    Amenities

    Hiking Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible Trails, Outdoor Feeders, Wildlife Observation Window

    GPS Coordinates

    N 41° 38'40.50"; W 83° 26'44.73"

    Driving Directions

    Take I-75 to I-280 South to State Route 2 (Navarre Avenue). Travel east on Navarre to Lallendorf Road. Turn left onto Lallendorf, and the park entrance is on the right.

    What to Look For

    This park is a remnant patch of the formerly vast Great Black Swamp. About three miles of trails bisect the woodlands, and birding can be quite good during spring and fall migration. Typical forest-breeding species can be found in summer, including both cuckoos. A well-stocked feeding station at the nature center attracts lots of birds in the winter and is always worth a look. A recent 300-acre wetland restoration on the park's north side should become increasingly attractive to waterfowl and other wetland-dependent species.