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“this is a great place for a stroll and check out the boat rides” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canal Walk

Canal Walk
12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
804-649-2800
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Ranked #37 of 83 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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richmond virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“this is a great place for a stroll and check out the boat rides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a great place to just walk around or take one of the scenic boat rides and learn about some of the history of the canals and Richmond.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Richmond, VA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Nice for a Walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Undeveloped, this area is a great place to walk and imagine what times were like 150 years ago. Maybe some day it will be developed like Riverswalk in Texas.

Visited September 2012
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Montpelier, Virginia
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“Relax in Richmond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Looking for a calm relaxing afternoon activity? The canal walk offews history, fresh air, exercise and more

Visited April 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great for a run, if there's nothing going on”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I run the canal walk from Shockoe Bottom (out under the railroad if you keep going East towards the Holocaust Museum) to Belle Isle, where I can loop back around. It's a great run, I would say about... 5-6 miles, defending on where you start. However, the canal walk area and Brown's island can get crowded if there are any events going on, as well as around lunchtime during the week. In bad weather Belle Isle can also be pretty vacant, which can put me on the alert, since I prefer running in public places as I feel a bit safer. Belle Isle is the only section of this run, which isnot on a cement surface (I want to say the path is either dirt or gravel), there is also a drinking fountain there, which, for me, makes it a perfect half-way resting point. So far, this is my favorite place I've found to run in Richmond.

Visited October 2012
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Richmond, VA
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“Nice but Not Exciting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

It's worth doing once, but don't have expectations of a developed walk. It's not the San Antonio Riverwalk. There's a boat ride, but anything else to entertain is missing. It needs places to eat and shop to make it an attraction, instead of a one-time seen it done it.

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