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Canal Walk

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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
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Nice Walking Trail

This is a nice walking trail along a canal with old industrial buildings and even a mural or two......the canal is clean, the walk under good repair, the weather was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great park along the river. Good views of the river, the cityscape and the bridges. There is a long pedestrian bridge over the river from Brown's Island. Great way to spend a couple of hours. At one end is the Civil War Museum and the National Park Battle of Richmond museum.

Thank TomWall60
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice walking trail along a canal with old industrial buildings and even a mural or two......the canal is clean, the walk under good repair, the weather was nice.....pleasant few moments to reflect.....just overall nice....

Thank RickMIusa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice walk along the James river and across. Very good exercise. Open space lots of artworks. River is good for canoeing, but I didn't dare. Good open space for games, exercise, history trip etc. Alone, with friends or family.

Thank City_Jetting
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Just Beautiful! An easy, enjoyable walk and an exceptional place to run. Great murals, beautiful winding walkways and an energetic vibe. Definitely worth an hour or two of your day.

Thank Mike L
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

You can walk all the way to browns island and belle isle from the canal walk! It's nice to walk the dogs or a good place to bring family or friends from out of town.

Thank Kacey G
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Easy walk from Belle Island and new pedistrean bridge over to Shocktoe. Some art installations and old warehouses.

Thank Sheryl B
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very relaxing walking along the Canal. Even though you are in the middle of downtown Richmond, it does not feel like it at all.

Thank jccarter13
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had lunch in a nearby restaurant to one of the access stair to the canal walk. Did not have time to stroll down but wow! It is another world to me. It’s a peaceful walkway (in January) by the river to stroll by and accessible from the busy streets of the city. It looked so peaceful just the view... More 

Thank JLC-mtl2015
Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We followed a tourist group and find this walkway along the canal. It was not over crowed even on a fine fall afternoon. We shared the path with cyclists and joggers. It was more natural than touristy. Just a short walk from downtown and worth the detour. A great way to spend an hour before or after a meal downtown.

Thank Teresa N
Newport News, United States
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Walked the entire canal along the river as well. Great views. Wanted to do the canal boat ride which on the website said they were open but they were not. that was a bummer

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