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Providence Metropark, Grand Rapids

Categories: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Providence Metropark is a regional park located near Grand Rapids, Ohio that is part of the Toledo Metroparks. The park contains mule-drawn canal boat rides on the Miami and Erie Canal and features canal lock 44, the only original functioning lock in the state of Ohio.The park also contains the Isaac Ludwig Mill which was built in 1866 over a two-year period. The mill was originally a sawmill powered by a water wheel, then later was converted to a grist mill in the 1880s driven by water turbines. Today, it functions as a living museum.The park is connected by a walking trail to Bend View Metropark and Farnsworth Metropark.
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  • We set out to experience the mill and ended up being pleasantly surprised to see that the whole park is beautiful and well kept. Wonderful day in Grand Rapids! 
  • I really think they should put this mill&ride ''out there'' more. I am a canal buff&have looked on many sites.never saw this. Been to other canal,lock, sites& mills.This mill is definately one of a ki...  read more »
  • We love the canal ride! We do this at least once every summer. The boat ride is informal but packed with information from the past. The people play their roles well and really know the history of the ...  read more »
  • What a fantastic canal ride on one of the few operational canal boats in the state.The guides are very informative and knowledgeable about the history of the canal and the area. It's worth the trip to step back in time for a few moments .
  • Interesting piece of History. Kids were amazed by the mules pulling the boat in the canal
  • Beautiful place to go with the nieces and nephews.
  • just nice walking experience, beautiful year round!
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