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New Meetup: The Canal Experience (Hike Farnsworth to Bend View (4.4 miles)) + Canal Boat

From: Ken M.
Sent on: Saturday, April 10, 2010 8:24 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Toledo New Friends/New In Town Meetup Group!

What: The Canal Experience (Hike Farnsworth to Bend View (4.4 miles)) + Canal Boat

When: Saturday, April 24,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Providence Metropark
13827 US 24 West
Grand Rapids, OH 43522
(419)[masked]

Must go before November 1. While there we can ride the Canal boat and see the Isaac Ludwig Mill in action! Afterwards we can take a walk up the Maumee River to the Providence Dam.

Canal boats once carried goods and people 249 miles between Toledo and Cincinnati, linking Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Visitors to Providence today get a sense of what canal travel was like during a trip aboard an authentic, mule-drawn canal boat on an original section of the Miami and Erie Canal. During the 45-minute trip, including passage through an original lock, living history characters tell educational and entertaining stories about life in the late-1800s. At the Isaac Ludwig Mill, waterpower is still used to saw logs and grind grain. The mill and a nearby building that was once a hotel are two of the three remaining structures from the former canal town of Providence.

Link for more info:
http://www.metroparkstoledo.com/metroparks/providence/

Canal boat tickets: $6 adults, $5 seniors (60 and over), $4 children (3 to 12), ages two and under free. Mill tours, free.

The hike: Farnsworth to Bend View (2.2 miles one way = 4.4 miles round trip) plus a visit to the General Store and canal boat ride (leaves on the hour).

Learn more here:
http://newintown.meetup.com/645/calendar/13145865/

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