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Canal Walk

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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: +1 804-649-2800
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Nice stroll

We took some friends who were visiting from out of the country downtown and walked all over. Canal Walk is easy and interesting if you know some of the history behind it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took some friends who were visiting from out of the country downtown and walked all over. Canal Walk is easy and interesting if you know some of the history behind it.

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much noise and no traffic so going for a walk or run is enjoyable for the most part. If you're not familiar with the area, signage is somewhat lacking to understand how to go further north after the end of the mostly flat (a few stairs appear periodically) southern section (climb the old wood stairs, turn right to cross... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canal walk stretches for about a mile along the waterfront and its numerous historic buildings. The lower end goes along an old train trestle and underneath a triple main-line railroad crossing, which has the distinction of being the only one still in operation in the entire world. Just past this is where canal boat tours are available, and then... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly loved the canal walk. Beautiful scenery and easy walking terrain. I was there in early November and it wasn't crowded or cold at all.

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just did a small portion of this walk on a recent visit. Very beautiful area! Lovely and very scenic pathways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this historical tour of richmond. The boat captains are great and stories are so much fun and they love talking to you abiuyt what they know. If this is your first time to rva its a cheap history lesson you should not miss

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Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail goes on forever and we just went a short distance. The trails and bridges are cool. The view of the river is great.

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Saugerties,New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I had a glorious Sunday morning walking along the beautifully designed and serene canal walk. A must see path suitable for all with just enough historic interpretation

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

After we gave up on the bike trail we stumbled upon this preserved section of the old canal passage. It was very interesting and showed much of what 19th commerce moved around. Being a weekday it was easy to meander around on our bikes only noticing at the end that bikes are prohibited! Guess those ramps are for people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The canal walk provided a very nice scenic stroll. Make sure to look down, there are markers with historical information all along the walk.

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