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Canal Walk

Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-649-2800
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Ranked #50 of 159 things to do in Richmond
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Fulda
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160 reviews 160 reviews
50 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It's a nice place for a walk and catch up on doing nothing but I wouldn't be caught dead there after dark. There is a nice trail with benches and it is rather peaceful. If you fancy yourself an armchair engineer as I do you will find this interesting. However if you are not there really is not much to... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Family who live nearby recommended this walk. We were delighted to be immersed into a scenic, attractive and well maintained pathway along the shores of this Urban Jungle. Just be aware you are in an urban area and might encounter some "sketchy" characters along the way. I recommend you park at Great Shiplock Park and walk to Belle Island. Check... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wife and I returned home to RVA for a brief visit after many years away. We were looking for a great place to run and decided to head downtown. We parked in Shockhoe Bottom and ran along the beautiful canal until we reached the pedestrian bridge to Belle Island. The only downside to this portion of the run was the... More 

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Centralpa
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157 reviews 157 reviews
61 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

PHaving visited San Antonio's canal walk, this is much much smaller with literally no acess to restaurants or shops. The boat was not scheduled to run the day we were there ( off season..Tuesday afternoon). It is a nice stroll that is beautifully done with brick work and large "manhole" description plaques. I am sure the entertainment that is scheduled... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I thought that the canal walk was going to be a cool place were I could grab something to eat and have a drink. Nope. There was one restaurant open when we walked down and it was 4 in the afternoon. The canal water itself smelled so bad and was a gross color. There was a boat ride you could... More 

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a nicely restored, but short, canal walk. We were there the end of October and we had it mostly to ourselves. It was a nice leisurely walk along the canal. Don't expect a huge attraction here - it is just nicely restored and quietly done. I am sure during the peak season that it is crowded but we... More 

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Exton,PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nice views of the canal and river front,seems like there is a lot more development to do to really get this hopping.

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Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is not a super exciting place by itself. What makes this place shine is the year-round events and the passions brought by the attendants from across the state, sometime from across the world. So check out what is going on before your visit.

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Willis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Even though we had time for only a snippet of the Historic Waterfront that was enough to entice us back for more

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Richmond, Virginia
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410 reviews 410 reviews
114 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Seriously there isn't really very much to do or see at this canal walk, I didn't take me long to say " what's all the fuss about"? . It 's almost as though the project got stopped before it was finished. I mean if you are expecting to see anything like the canal walk in San Antonio you will be... More 

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