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Historic Canal Tour

PRINTABLE PDF The restored canal town of Grand Rapids, Ohio offers a scenic, natural setting that is listed in the Register of Historic Places. Enjoy a scenic walk, lunch at a destination restaurant, a mule-drawn canal boat ride and a relaxing wine tasting!

12:00 p.m.  LaRoe’s Restaurant, 24138 Front St., Grand Rapids, OH
Start out the afternoon right with lunch at LaRoe’s Restaurant, a restored restaurant & tavern nestled in the old canal town featuring home-style meals with sandwiches galore, lunch and dinner specials and Sunday brunch.
Group Tour Tip: Banquet facilities available for groups.
Visitation Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Contact: Dave LaRoe, 419-832-3082,

2:00 p.m. Canal Experience, @ Providence Metropark, 13801 S. River Rd, Grand Rapids, OH
Learn what canal life was like aboard The Volunteer, a 60-foot boat replica of the time period. A two mule team pulls the boat while the crew handles the ropes and opens and closes the massive gates of the restored lock.
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-407-9741

3:00 p.m.  Ludwig Mill, @ Providence Metropark, 13801 S. River Rd, Grand Rapids, OH
See characters in period attire throughout the park as you visit Isaac Ludwig Mill, a working water-powered saw and gristmill.
Visitation Time: 30 minutes
Contact: 419-407-9741

4:00 p.m. Majestic Oak Winery, 13554 Mohler Rd., Grand Rapids, OH
Large groups are welcome for tastings with an appointment. Majestic Oak Winery has the ability to conduct tastings for 50 people in under an hour with time to taste, purchase wine to go and have ample time to tour our grounds. Cost: $10/person.
Group Tour Tip: The winery would appreciate that payment for tastings be made by the group leader rather than individuals.
Visitation Time: 1 hour
Contact: 419-875-6474,,