A Ride on The Volunteer Canal Boat

Travel back to a simpler time when the pace of life was 4 Mph – the speed limit on the Miami & Erie Canal – at Providence Metropark. The Volunteer is an authentic reproduction of the type of boats that once carried cargo and people between Toledo and Cincinnati. It’s always 1876 at Providence, where the canal “locks through” the original Lock 44. The historical Isaac Ludwig Mill still grinds grain and saws logs as it has since even before the canal was built. A Heritage Center provides an historical timeline of the real ghost town of Providence, Ohio, which just across the river the canal town of Grand Rapids awaits with quaint shops and restaurants.