The second road game of the BYU Football season is here, with the Cougars traveling back east to take on the Toledo Rockets. Whether you live within driving distance, or are making a special trip to Ohio, the boys in blue can always use the boost of the Cougar faithful on the road! This ‘Along the Trail’ piece will give suggestions of what to eat and what to do before or after the game, which kicks off on Saturday, September 28 at 12 p.m. EST at Glass Bowl Stadium.
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Things To Do:
- Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Experience some of Ohio’s beautiful wildlife in this 493-acre park. Enjoy many short, shady walking trails, a large playground area, and be sure to visit the Manor House, a gorgeous Georgian Colonial home that is open for free tours.
2. Fort Meigs. Just south of Toledo in Perrysburg is the historic Fort Meigs, the largest wooden-walled fortification in North America. It was built to defend Ohio against any British invasion from Lake Erie during the War of 1812 and has been completely restored.
"Wednesday, [March] 3rd - This day I began to get out the stuff for laying the floor to the grand battery. The weather rainy and warm; the mud about 8 inches deep all over the camp." - Capt. Daniel Cushing, 2nd Regiment of Artillery, US Army pic.twitter.com/biguTLQLXe— Fort Meigs (@FortMeigs) March 2, 2019
3. National Museum of the Great Lakes. Located in downtown Toledo on the banks of the Maumee River, the National Museum of the Great Lakes “tells the incredible story of our Great Lakes through over 300 genuine artifacts, a number of powerful audiovisual displays and 40 hands-on interactive exhibits including the Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship.”
Places to Eat:
- Tony Packo’s Café. If you eat at one place in Toledo, make it Tony Packo’s. Known for its Hungarian hot dogs topped with chili, it became famous after actor Jamie Farr, a native of Toledo who played Corporal Maxwell Klinger on M*A*S*H, mentioned it in several episodes. If you can’t make it to the original restaurant located at 1902 Front Street, don’t worry—you can get it at the Glass Bowl Stadium.
2. Schmucker’s Restaurant. A Toledo staple, Schmucker’s is a diner famous for its homemade pies. Its recognizable sign simply says “Good Food”, and it lives up to that.
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I‘m on the road again. Still working on my documentary about #edenahbez. Passing through Toledo, OH en route to Burlington, IA and Chunute, KS, two places that Ahbez lived as a young man, prior to his arrival in California c. 1941. When in Toledo you gotta go to #schmuckers
3. Holey Toledough Donuts. What a great name for a Toledo donut shop, right? Do not miss out on these delicious, unique donuts that they describe as “classic, funky, culinarily creative, seasonal, and always FRESH.” And again, if you can’t make it to the shop at 3812 W Alexis Rd, you can find them at the stadium during the game!
There you have it! Hopefully these stops will make your visit to Toledo a good one, win or lose. If you know Toledo and have any additional suggestions, please share in the comments below. Go Cougs — beat the Rockets!