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“Roanoke Valley Greenways”

Roanoke Valley Greenways
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
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Boones Mill, Virginia
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67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Roanoke Valley Greenways”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The greenways are all paved and wide and for the most part level. They meander along the Roanoke River for miles, often giving a really nice view of the city. There are at least 3 parks along the way with restroom facilities and playgrounds for the kids. You'll find strolling seniors, jogging youngsters, cyclists and Moms with baby strollers. We've never encountered anything but very friendly folks. There is more planned for the future.

Visited September 2013
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Goodview, Virginia
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92 reviews
50 attraction reviews
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“Great for exercise & views of nature also!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great for getting your exercise and depending on where you happen to be on the Greenway, you may see ducks,geese or other foul. Paved so you don't have to worry about getting your footing, the only thing to worry about is the occasional person on a bicycle.
With exception to the South end in S.E. Roanoke, you'll have relatively flat walking. Once you reach the Water Treatment Plant though you'll have to deal with those wonderful odors coming from it and just past it, it starts up a step incline.
Stay away from that end though and you'll do just fine.

Visited July 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Best part of our city!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I love the Greenway, and the many opportunities it gives you for exercise and relaxation. The areas are very well-kept, the paths are generally clean and clear. I have biked, walked, ran and skated the greenway, and love the views along the river, and the nice people you have an opportunity to chat with. Seriously one of the best things about our City!!

Visited August 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great place to take a walk or run, watch out for cyclists though”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

The greenway winds along the roanoke river for miles. It's a great place to take a walk with the kids, as there are 3 parks on the greenway as well as opportunity to see trains

Visited August 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“river walk”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

the roanoke valley greenway is a wonderful paved path and walk way for people and bikes and their pets. it winds for miles and follows the river and its beautifull views of the valley and surroundings. also there are parks and rest areas along the way. rw

Visited July 2013
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