The Toledo Region is the water recreation capital of the Midwest. Our scenic rivers, captivating islands and miles of remarkable Lake Erie shoreline give our region a character unlike any other. It also opens the door to an incredible array of second-to-none activities for the naturalist, history-buff, pleasure seeker and recreational adventurer.
Bird-watching in autumn on the Lake Erie shore at Crane Creek-Magee Marsh is the the "Super Bowl" of American birding.
Looking for thrills, stop at Cedar Point, the amusement park voted best in the world for its 17 roller coasters. Or you can make a splash at Ohio's largest indoor waterpark. Nearly seven million people visit the Ohio Lake Erie Shores and Islands each year for vacation.
The Toledo Region is home to the Toledo Mud Hens, one of the oldest and most storied franchises in minor league baseball. We're also the Walleye Capital of the World. Every Spring, thousands of fishermen meet on the Maumee River to take part in the annual Walleye Run-- a fishing phenomenon unequaled on the Great Lakes.
You can also find the walleye on the ice. From October through March we are home to the Toledo Walleye, a professional AA hockey team in the East Coast Hockey League that plays its games in downtown Toledo's Huntington Arena. The Arena also plays host to entertaining events and concerts from the music industry's biggest stars.
The Toledo Region is also home to incredible arts and cultural offerings. The Toledo Museum of Art, is one of the world's best museums. It was the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement and its Glass Pavilion is an amazing transparent building that won Travel and Leisure's 2007 Design Award.
The Toledo Symphony is a world-class ensemble and has recently performed at Carnegie Hall and will tour China in 2012. From ballet to jazz, rock to opera, the Toledo Region boasts some of the best performers in the Midwest.