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Address: Paradise Avenue, Middletown, RI

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Rising Sun, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 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 stars Reviewed October 10, 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 stars Reviewed September 29, 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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Boyd's Windmill is a living piece of history. This fully-restored and fully operational mill is located in idyllic Paradise Park in Middletown, Rhode Island. I never get tired of watching the huge vanes turning in the wind during the annual Running of Boyd's Mill event sponsored by the Middletown Historical Society. Just to walk the paths in this peaceful place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There is an area for hiking if you have time. The windmill was nice enough. There was a decent size parking lot. Maps to show you the area were found on site.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We got a lot of great photos of the Grist Mill located in Paradise Valley Park in Middletown, RI. This is a short drive from Newport and is worth a stop to see the mill and it is a nice park as well. On the park grounds are a few short trails, an old schoolhouse building. Daffodils were in bloom... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have driven down Prospect Rd before and never noticed this beautiful old windmill. The park is open, nice place for a short walk but we just enjoyed seeing and reading about this windmill.

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