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Canal Walk

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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
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2-Hour Richmond Landmark Segway Tour
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A Pretty Place to Walk

This canal walk is located in the Shockoe area of Richmond and is peaceful, interesting and beautiful.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paula G
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Hertford, North Carolina
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Hertford, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This canal walk is located in the Shockoe area of Richmond and is peaceful, interesting and beautiful.

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank TomWall60
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 15, 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.

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Frederick
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Reviewed March 15, 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.

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Thank Mike L
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed February 25, 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.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

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

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed February 15, 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.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed January 29, 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 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Reviewed January 26, 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.

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