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“Nice for a Walk”
Review of Canal Walk

Canal Walk
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Richmond Landmark Segway Tour
Ranked #17 of 169 things to do in Richmond
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Atlanta, Georgia
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215 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice for a Walk”
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”
Reviewed October 28, 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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“Great for a run, if there's nothing going on”
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”
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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Richmond, Virginia
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“Richmond's Canal Walk has great potential”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

The Canal Walk needs more vendors/attractions/ bars/restaurants, etc to make it a 'go to' place for me. It can be rather deserted at times and not feel safe

Visited May 2012
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