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13827 US 24 West (at SR 578), opposite Grand Rapids on the Maumee River

Ranger: 419-779-6052

Open 7 a.m. until dark every day

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. The Providence Dam, just upriver from another attraction, the Isaac Ludwig Mill, was originally constructed to keep the canal filled with water. The canal boat and mill are open May through October.

Special Attractions

  • The Canal Experience (canal boat and historic mill)
  • Overlooking Providence Dam
  • On the Towpath Trail

 Other Features

Providence (video)
Providence (video) 

From the WGTE documentary " Toledo Stories: Metroparks of the Toledo Area"

My Metroparks