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Long ago, Northwest Ohio was covered in a massive glacier that eventually melted and left the region with the Great Black Swamp. The swamp has since drained and created some of the most fertile farmland in the states as well as unique habitats for various bird species. Today the Black Swamp region is known as a birder’s paradise and a foodie destination with farm-to-table restaurants all over Toledo. You can explore this region by car, bike, kayak, zipline, or even hot air balloon. 

The quaint farming villages are also known to throw world-class events and festivals throughout the year. Visit Bowling Green for the Black Swamp Arts Festival or Toledo for the Glass City Beer Festival for a new annual tradition. Visit this amazing region and experience the unique lodging options, from rustic river retreats to historic B&Bs spread all around the Black Swamp region.