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Address: Paradise Avenue, Middletown, RI

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A great place to walk around with your grandchild.

I recently brought my grandson to see the grist mill and walk around the lovely little paths through the woods. My first grade classroom is also on the site, so it was a fun visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
barbararadebach
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I recently brought my grandson to see the grist mill and walk around the lovely little paths through the woods. My first grade classroom is also on the site, so it was a fun visit for me, as it is now a historical site!

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Thank barbararadebach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a quiet place that one can just go to and sit and think. However, I have brought my grandchildren there to run and play. It isn't a busy place, so it is a peaceful spot. On some weekends there are activities going on. Check its calendar.

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Thank Newportbird
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We mostly came so I could get pictures and we could avoid downtown. Nice little nature trail around the grounds.

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Thank Krista H
Belmont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Spotted this on a map and drove by. Entrance difficult to find and on a very busy highway. This is a small self guided walking tour. Nice grounds, good signage.

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Thank tom646
Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Boyd's Grist Windmill is set in Paradise Valley Park, Middletown. The mill was moved there from Portsmouth, RI. There is a sweet trail surrounding the site that looks wheelchair friendly. It was a bit nippy - so the short walk was just right after a meal. The Paradise Valley School Museum and the windmill were closed - wish they had... More 

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Thank heidi F
Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Very tricky to find, and a bit underwhelming once there. Not that the windmill isn't lovely, it's just ...a windmill. Lovely pathways and the three bunnies we spotted made up for the slightly lacklustre detour.

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

We stopped to see this on our way to the Newport Mansions. It was pretty cool. It wasn't open that day but that was ok. There were signs to read and everything was nice and neat. There was a new gazebo to the left of it and an 1875 one room schoolhouse, Paradise School to the left of that. We... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

A very simple and effective trail up and down the windmill explains how and why it works the way it does. Very steep stairs, so not suitable for disabled. Worth a quick visit if you are in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

I was very impressed with Boyd's Wind Grist Mill. It's certainly a sight that you can't see just anywhere. It's just a very short drive from Newport, over in Middletown, RI. The windmill is located in a very nice little park with a decent amount of parking available. The park features a walking trail that winds through the landscape- it's... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Fascinating history, well worth a visit, open for tours only on certain days in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Try to go to one of the "Running of the Mill" events to really see this thing fly.

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