Attractions Along the Trail
Points of interest along or nearby the Wabash Cannonball Trail include: Fallen Timbers State Memorial and Monument - Located within Side Cut Metropark, the monument to the Battle of Fallen Timbers commemorates General "Mad Anthony" Wayne's 1794 victory over the Indians, opening up the settlement of the Northwest Territory."
Goll Woods State Nature Preserve - Located in Archbold, the 80 acre virgin woodlands are reminiscent of the Black Swamp of Northwestern Ohio. It features great horned and barred owls, red fox, white-tailed deer, spotted salamanders, and turtles, and a large variety of wildflowers.
Sauder Farm and Craft Village - One of the largest tourist attractions in this part of Ohio, The Sauder Village is located on SR 2 in Archbold. The village's restored buildings house a potter, blacksmith, spinner, weaver, cooper, broommaker, glassblower, and tinsmith all at work dressed in period costumes. Also on the grounds is an 1860 homestead with a furnished farmhouse, a barn full of animals, and a summer kitchen. Antique farming tools and household items are on display in the museum. Lodging and camping are also available.
Maumee State Forest - The 3,068 acre Maumee State Forest lies near Swanton. The land elevation within the forest varies less than 15 feet, and the forest offers hunting and bridle trails, as well as an APV and snowmobile area.
Oak Openings Metropark - is a 3,800 acre nature preserve. It is home to Ohio's only living sand dunes, and over one-third of Ohio's endangered species. The park is part of a globally endangered ecosystem called an oak savannah. The extensive trail system includes biking, bridle, cross country skiing, walking and hiking trails. There are two lakes offering fishing, and several smaller ponds. There are four large picnic areas including the Springbook area which is directly adjacent to the Wabash Cannonball Trail.
Side Cut Metropark - Located just east of the Maumee trail-head, Side Cut Metropark takes its name from the former Side Cut Canal constructed in the 1840s as part of the Miami and Erie Canal System. Three of the original limestone locks are preserved in the park.
Williams County Historical Museum - Located at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, this museum offers displays of railroad memorabilia, historical farm machinery, Indian relics, and other historical artifacts.
Geocaching - Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Many caches are located along the Wabash Cannonball Trail. Get the coordinates at www.geocaching.com.