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Providence Metropark & the Isaac Ludwig Mill

Grand Rapids, OH
+1 419-407-9741
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Isaac Ludwig Mill and Canal Visit

Great field trip for our private school group. Hands on learning on the second story of the mill... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Heather D
via mobile
Nice metro park

Nice view of the river and dam. Looks like it would be a great place for a family picnic. Walked to... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Bigo1952
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Findlay, Ohio
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“canal boat” (13 reviews)
“maumee river” (4 reviews)
“tow path” (2 reviews)
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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

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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.

1  Thank Bigo1952
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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

1  Thank BirdWord58
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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.

2  Thank tjmorgan1944
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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

Thank Craig G
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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

1  Thank Bigo1952
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Unfortunately the Mill was not open, but the small museum was...but not all that interesting. The hike offers paths on either along the river or canal banks and has an easy grade. It was beautiful in Oct.

1  Thank littledaisyrose
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Riding the canal boat, walking the tow path, and seeing the mill was relaxing and educational. Not to mention beautiful.

Thank Karla R
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

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!

Thank jennyj1378
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

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 kind, with it's combination electric,water&steam capabilities.The ride was nice,interesting manual locks...More

Thank cecustard
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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.
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