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With well-trained chopper masters who share their expertise as professional instructors, Intrepid takes adventurers to the skies for aerial views of the Great Lakes region. Owner Spencer Norris and other Intrepid rotarizers lead tours over changing leaves, snow-blanketed landscapes, or summer greenery alive with cavorting birds and capering willow trees. The company’s four-seat Robinson R44 Raven II flying machine keeps trekkers cool with air conditioning and stomachs settled with responsive handling suited to high-altitude flights and midair pterodactyl chases. Intrepid’s birdmen fold their wings at a t-hangar on the Toledo Suburban Airport ground, convenient for visitors from both north and south of Toledo.

4383 Section Road
Ottawa Lake,
MI
US

Ducking behind one of the inflatables scattered among the turf outdoor field, the soldier lines up his shot before firing his Tippmann 98 marker at an unsuspecting opponent. Meanwhile, his teammates snake around wooden obstacles erected on the recently completed outdoor speedball field. Like its indoor counterpart, the field accommodates masked marksmen at weekend open-play sessions. Warzone Paintgames reserves weekdays for private contests among birthday party attendees or large groups that can exceed 100 participants. Teams can also face off during projectile-free bouts of laser tag waged from the glow-in-the-dark obstacles filling Warzone's 12,000-square-foot multilevel arena. In between refereed rounds, visitors can restock on equipment at the pro shop, which dispenses markers, tanks, and gear preowned by Leonardo da Vinci.

5340 Centennial Rd.
Sylvania,
OH
US

The sinuous fairways of Whiteford Valley Golf Club's stretch across two 18-hole and one 9-hole championship-caliber courses, which roam across a rolling, emerald expanse dotted with creeks, ponds, and mature timbers. The east course, which houses the Foot-Golf course, tunnels through stands of towering trees, placing accurate tee shots and a familiarity with squirrel vernacular at a premium. The north course likewise rolls across hilly, tree-lined terrain, though water hazards play a more prominent role throughout, made evident by the first green, which is entirely fringed by a rippling pond.

Long hitters or golfers trying to make amends to recently neglected drivers can take to the west course, which packs dense tree lines into the Club's longest layout, at 7,016 yards.

7980 Beck Rd
Ottawa Lake,
MI
US

At Quarry Ridge, golfers work on a full bag of golf skills, ranging from miniature course tap-ins to 300-yard wallops on the driving range to shot-making selections on the 9-hole executive course. Six out of nine holes on the executive course measure less than 300 yards, demanding accuracy over rocket-fueled golf balls on six par 4s and three par 3s. If players want to add distance to their drives or hone shorter shots, they can log some practice time on the lighted driving range, complete with both grass tees and covered mats. Nearby, a miniature-golf course invites all ages of putters to roll golf balls over the 18-hole layout while laying chase to the par of 54.

6081 Clark Rd
Ottawa Lake,
MI
US

Draped over gently undulating terrain peppered with mature trees, Cherrywood Golf Club’s nine-hole course beckons to clubbers with 2,765 yards of immaculate greenery. Between holes, wooden fences emerge from the emerald ground, adding a rustic sense to the par 35 course as duffers swing toward distant greens or attempt to divot their way to the center of the Earth. A time-efficient nine-hole round allows golfers to squeeze in some pin-hunting after work or late in the afternoon, and those looking for a full round can loop the links twice for an 18-hole excursion that will allow them to retrieve disoriented tees the second time around.

7910 Whiteford Center Rd
Ottawa Lake,
MI
US

Inside The Barn, revelers can enjoy domestic beer specials and snack on mini corn dogs and burgers, such as The Original Barn Burger, as they watch sports on a big screen TV. When not cheering on college football teams, visitors can enjoy special events such as a hog roast or disco party.

3225 Centennial Rd
Sylvania,
OH
US