860 apartments for rent in Toledo, OH
What’s the best vantage point from which a potential new apartment renter can get to know the city of Toledo, Ohio? The 100-passenger Sandpiper, a cruise vessel who has spent her career plying the waters of the Maumee River might say, “Right here!”
The Sandpiper’s dock is located at the foot of Jefferson Avenue in Promenade Park, in downtown Toledo, the fourth most-populous city in Ohio. Indeed, a trip on the Sandpiper is a view into Toledo’s past and present.
The Sandpiper chugs along the Maumee, along whose banks the city was founded. Her two-hour cruise can offer views of Toledo’s busy port, shipyard and dry-docks; before the industrial revolution, Toledo was an important port city on the Great Lakes.
Other trips downriver can offer views of the new Veterans Glass City Skyway Bridge. Known as the Glass City because of its long association with the glass industry, the city features a collection of glass art on view at the Toledo Museum of Art. Several glass companies have their origins here, including Owens Corning and Libbey Glass. The 400-foot tall Skyway Bridge includes a glass-covered pylon, which lights up at night to add a distinctive feature to Toledo’s skyline.