Step 57: Ride the canal boat at Providence Metropark (57)

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If Fort Meigs didn't satisfy your history bug, the Miami & Erie canal in Providence Metropark has a reproduction of a mule drawn boat that puts its riders into the time of 1876. The boat originally took people between Cincinnati and Toledo, but now a days, it takes you on a 45 minute ride up and down the canal, including a passage through one of the original locks which raised (or lowered) the boat to accommodate changes in water level. (Note that the crew of the boat acts in period-appropriate fashion -- We confused them when we asked them to take a picture with what they called "that newfangled camera device".)

Map: Providence Metro Park