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Providence Metropark & the Isaac Ludwig Mill

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Canal Experience

Great Metro Park in Grand Rapids, Ohio near Toledo. The Canal boat was a wonderful part of... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Can't believe this is a metro park

The park has a large shady area to picnic. If you cross the bridge, you go back in time to when... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Lithopolis, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Great Metro Park in Grand Rapids, Ohio near Toledo. The Canal boat was a wonderful part of history; the ticket was not expensive and the costumed workers were great. We assembled and received a history talk, then boarded and were regailed by details of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

The park has a large shady area to picnic. If you cross the bridge, you go back in time to when canal boats were the way to travel. A reproduction of a canal boat is docked in the canal. There is a mile tow path...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LivingTheDream108
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The mule pulled boat ride was educational, relaxing and entertaining. Mark or "Skeeter" was an excellent story teller. He told you the story and history of the canal in character. He is hilarious!! Dave played a song he made up about the mules Sally and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 10themillers
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This was so much fun. We couldn't have asked for a better Canal boat ride. "Skeeter" was awesome and I would do it again just to hear "Skeeter" and his tales.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PattyM1228
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Great field trip for our private school group. Hands on learning on the second story of the mill and great lessons and demonstrations in the other areas. Everything has been cared for so well. I felt like it was a good value. We had to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Heather D
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Nice view of the river and dam. Looks like it would be a great place for a family picnic. Walked to pathway to the Ludwig mill. Just a great place to relax.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Bigo1952
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This area has built up since I was last there 15-20 yrs ago. We spent time walking along the canal, the historic center and the mill itself. Enjoyed seeing the boat-Volunteer-being pulled through the canal and into the locks while it toured the canal. Adequate...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank BirdWord58
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We recently had our Corvette Club Picnic at Providence in the shelter house. Very nice facility right on the river and built by the WPA during the depression. Well maintained and upgraded.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank tjmorgan1944
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is the canal, the Maumee River (adjacent), Isaac Ludwig Mill, and a canal boat. There is a functioning canal lock. A great place for the whole family. The kids (and adults) will learn a lot. Period costumed docents tell the story of the area....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Craig G
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We walked along the canal and the river. It was clean and well maintained. Took some time to sit on one of the benches and watch the world go by. Granddaughter found at large turtle that really amazed her. River was moving fast due to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Bigo1952
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Robin J
6 August 2018|
Response from Muriel C |
Are you open on saturdays
Ron W
23 September 2016|
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Response from cecustard | Reviewed this property |
hello,We got our tickets right at the park at a small booth near where you board the boat.be sure you visit the mill too, It is the only one I've ever seen like it. Hope this helps you.