The Middlegrounds is part of a comprehensive downtown area where the Maumee River, Swan Creek, a metro park, transportation and a Fortune 500 company come together. Waterfront views frame this area south of downtown’s core with Owens Corning as the anchor.
Home to Toledo’s Amtrak and Greyhound stations, Middlegrounds connects Toledo to the entire country. It’s fitting that the Metroparks of Toledo built a 28-acre greenspace on reclaimed riverfront property. As visitors step off their train or bus and make their way to into the city, they are greeted by a peaceful 1.5-mile walk/bike path that frames a perfect view of the Maumee River and gives a subtle nod to a sustainable future.
In 2015, the Middle Grounds District Task Force championed the Middle Grounds Plan.
Whether you have an entire afternoon or just a few minutes, a memorable stop is just down the block. Toledo’s local businesses showcase everything the city has to offer, so add these hot spots to your must-do list.
Owens Corning is a global Fortune 500 company that develops and produces insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Formed in 1935 as a partnership between two major American glassworks, Corning Glass Works and Owens-Illinois, Owens Corning is what makes Toledo the Glass City.
Just south of the Anthony Wayne Bridge, Middlegrounds is a 28-acre greenspace, 1.5 multi-use trail and countless views of the Maumee River make this the number one stop for outdoor enthusiasts.
Amtrak Station (TOL)
With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways––by running more than 300 trains each day to more than 500 destinations. Toledo is connected via the Lakeshore and Capitol routes.
Original Sub Shop
The Original Sub Shop is a Toledo classic. Opened in 1979, this sandwich shop introduced the submarine sandwich to Toledo. Original Sub prides itself on its fresh ingredients, scratch-made soups and sauces, and locally-sourced cheeses, jams, and seasonal veggies.
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