Hiking & Birding
Get Close to Nature
If you're looking for a way to get some fresh air—or a good workout—look no further. Maumee Bay State Park hosts miles of trails that take you through wetlands, ponds, open meadows, and beaches.
Guests love exploring our outdoor options—so we know you will, too. You can walk, run, hike, bike, or ski through the best sights in Ohio and enjoy stunning views of Lake Erie. Read more about our hiking and birding options.
Maumee Bay Hiking Trails
Choose from our three trails, including a two-mile interpretive boardwalk and two multi-use trails.
Take the Lake Erie Birding Trail for an adventure through the Western Lake Erie Marshes Loop. Along the way, watch out for bald eagles, great blue herons, white egrets, swans, and several migratory birds—including warblers.
Find a trail for any traveler: we have two multi-use trails, three and six miles long, as well as a five-mile asphalt trail.
Cross Country Skiing
See a new side of the park when the snow falls. Our three-mile Mouse Trail is perfect for cross-country skiers and a perfect way to see the grounds. If you don't have your own equipment, just rent some from the front desk of Maumee Bay Lodge
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