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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-733-8613
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Ranked #3 of 51 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Columbia, South Carolina
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198 reviews 198 reviews
110 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

As a lifelong advocate for nature-based recreation and environmental quality management, I’ve watched and studied the development of this extraordinary outdoor recreational complex and historic district with great interest. The area comprising the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park is very well known to me. Long before there was ever a paved trail along the canal for walking, jogging, bicycling, roller... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great location with bathrooms and drinking water fountains. About a 6 mile roundtrip path with nice water on both sides.

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tampa
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123 reviews 123 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visit my Grandmother here every couple months and always have to go to the Riverfront Park for my daily runs. I just love the river views and trails there! So beautiful!

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I love to walk/running by the river, plenty of shade and the view is fantastic. The paths are clear and clean.

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Archdale, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Riverfront Park is beautiful, clean and wonderful place to walk, bike or picnic. It felt very safe and secure and especially scenic.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My dog loves the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park because it is always filled with interesting animals and friendly people. If you are like me and prefer exercising in the great outdoors, then the Canal Walk serves as a beautiful setting for approximately five miles roundtrip. Also, the plaques at the Park provide interesting facts in regards to the historical... More

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Irmo, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I have walked the river walk many times and enjoy taking the dog along on occasion as well. Lots of beautiful nature scenes to view and benches and overlooks to stop and rest and enjoy. Easy access and a great place to walk off stress and worries. No charge to visit.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a great place to for a nice evening walk! This trail is safe and there are always people walking along the river! It is a great place to stay cool and relax during the Columbia heat of summer!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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273 reviews 273 reviews
20 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I brought my bike along on this trip to Columbia and was just minutes from my downtown hotel. Exceptionally scenic with both river and canal views. Opportunity to see flora, animals, water views. One of the most scenic trails I have been on. About 3 to 3.5 mile trail one way. Primarily asphalt paved, but dirt trail along one side,... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

3-mile one way bike-pedestrian path. Canal on right, river on left, damn at end. Nice relaxing ride for visitors.

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