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Providence Metropark & the Isaac Ludwig Mill

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Address: Grand Rapids, OH
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Nice stroll on a fall day with our Beagle!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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South Holland, Illinois
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South Holland, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

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Thank Karla R
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 process,good reenactors also.A charming park&area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

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 area. The boat is partially pulled by mules and gently glidez down the canal and back for a pleasant informative relaxing hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

my wife and I had our first picnic there. It is along the Maumee near Grand Rapids. there are benches/swings you can sit at and chat and walk to nearby restaurants. love it

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The canal boat ride is very fun with staff dressed in costumes for the time period of the canal boats. They speak to boat riders as if they are riders from the past. Boat ride is pulled by mules on a towpath and passes through real locks. Ride is an hour long. When finished with boat ride you can pet... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Visiting my sister at BG there are not a ton of options around. This was an entertaining hour long boat ride for the three of us. Not a must do, but fun!

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Thank brandasa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Enjoyed a short ride on a canal boat pulled by a mule and crewed by re-enactors. Trip includes going up and down through a real lock next to the Mill -- cool! The Mill is fun to explore and the re-enactors have lots to share, including fresh-ground grains for sale.

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Greenville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Despite the size of our group (2) they gave us an informative lesson that included both history and some personal speculation to keep it both fun and fresh. We were told we could tour the additional three floors on our own and they would be happy to answer any questions from our self-tour. Very friendly.

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