Due to the ongoing challenges created by COVID-19 the Woodward Dream Cruise has been cancelled this year. However, Western Reserve member Paul LaPlant has put together an event for the same weekend. Below you will find the details for the event... 


Greetings Fellow Western Reserve Members!!! 


Some of you may have already heard, The Woodward Dream Cruise has officially been cancelled for 2020. In place of this, I've put together a social distancing responsible event. 

Come join us for a cruise along the banks and over the bridges of the Great Lakes largest watershed... The Maumee River. 


Friday, August, 14th. 

I will be hosting a BBQ at my house between 5-7 p.m. 

12511 County Line Road L

Wauseon, OH. 43567


Saturday, August, 15th.

We start our day at the site of Ohio's War of 1812, Fort Meigs. The Fort is having a battle reenactment during our visit. The cost will be $11 per person. 

Meet at Ft Meigs 9am 

29100 W River Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551


From Ft Meigs, we head to our lunch spot, Chowders n Moor. 

Depart Ft Meigs 11am  head to Chowders n Moor. 

312 South St, Waterville, OH 43566


After lunch, we head west down the River to historic Grand Rapids where we make a stop and visit the only remaining and working lock on the Miami/Erie canal. Due to the pandemic the canal rides and tour inside the mill will be closed, however we will still be able to visit the grounds and also view Providence dam. 

Depart Chowders n Moor 12:30 and head to Grand Rapids 

13801 S River Rd, Grand Rapids, OH 43522


Soak up as much of the river scenery as possible along the way as we head further west to Sauder's Village.

 We will tour the pioneer style village and

1920's style store fronts. Followed by dinner inside a fully restored 120 year old barn. 

Leave Grand Rapids 2p and tour Sauder village 3-5  

22611 OH-2, Archbold, OH 43502


Haven't had enough? If you're feeling up to it,  after dinner we head south 30 minutes to a cozy, little, local winery, Leisure Time Winery.


For those needing overnight accommodations for Friday and/or Saturday night we have a room block set up at the Holiday Inn in Wauseon, OH. Room rate is $125 a night pls taxes.

The hotel is located at 

8135 SR 108

Wauseon, OH. 43567


The hotel is a short hop and a skip from Paul's house. About 10 minutes.


You can contact the hotel at 419-335-1177 Make sure to give them the code WRV to get the group rate. You must book your room by Thursday, July, 29th. 


Please RSVP to this email as soon as possible so we can get a head count for the event. Please let us know if you plan on coming to the BBQ on Friday evening as well so we can get a head count to Paul for planning purposes.