Maumee Bay State Park
Maumee Bay State Park is a top ten U.S. kite flying venue because of its wide open spaces (no kite-eating trees!) and Lake Erie wind currents. In celebration, the park, along with the Black Swamp Air Force (a group of kite flying enthusiast — check them out at bsaf.org), hosts the annual Kite Flying Weekend (July 20 through 22). It’s free and open to the public (from 10am to 4pm) off parking lot #3. Framed against the backdrop of the sparkling lake’s incoming waves and blue skies, the beach hosts a festive array of flag-adorned cabanas as whimsical kites dance and soar high into the air. Bring your kite (or purchase one there) and join in the fun. Contact Deb Ferguson at the park office 419-836-8828 for more info.