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Richmond Canal Walk Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Richmond Canal Walk

Richmond Canal Walk

Richmond Canal Walk
S.19th Street & Dock Street
Richmond, Virginia
Fee: None – Pets welcome
Handicap Accessible (w/some stairs)

Additional access points to the trail can be found on 5th, 7th, Virginia, 14th, 15th, and 17th Streets.

Recommended parking on South 17th Street and Dock Street.  Additional parking can be found between South 18th and South 19th Streets.  The closest parking on the Brown’s Island side can be found behind the Riverfront Plaza, South 10th Street.

Venture Richmond – River District - River District Map v9
Brown’s Island – History
U.S. National Park – Richmond National Battlefield Park

Trail: Canal Walk
Distance: 2.4 miles round trip / Difficulty: Easy
Poe Museum – N37 31.919 W77 25.561
Virginia Holocaust Museum – N37 31.849 W77 25.633
Brown’s Island Memorial Bridge –  N37 32.052 W77 26.657

 

Northfolk Southern Railway Trail Entry

Northfolk Southern Railway Trail Entry

 

Norfolk Railway Trail - Looking onto the Canal Trail

Norfolk Railway Trail – Looking onto the Canal Trail

 

I95 Entry Doors

I95 Entry Doors

 

Canal Walk - East Side

Canal Walk – East Side

 

Kanawha Canal Locks

Kanawha Canal Locks

 

Brown's Island Sculpture

Brown’s Island Sculpture

 

Brown's Island looking onto Riverfront Plaza

Brown’s Island looking onto Riverfront Plaza

 

Brown's Island - Memorial Bridge Plaque

Brown’s Island – Memorial Bridge Plaque

 

Brown's Island Memorial Bridge

Brown’s Island Memorial Bridge

 

James River from Brown's Island

James River from Brown’s Island

 

Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor's Center

Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor’s Center

11/27/2011 (Marylee, AdvGirl) – Our visit started at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.  After visiting the museum, we walked south and entered the canal walk from outside the Virginia Holocaust Museum.  Under the Norfolk Railroad, a trail extended east, but trail details are not included in this post.  To the west, we connected with the Canal Trail.  The trail weaved along the James River down to Brown’s Island.  There are several parking and access points along the way.  The footbridge to Brown’s Island connects to the Richmond National Battlefield Park Civil War Visitor’s Center.  We did not visit the battlefield on this trip, but have plans to visit next time we’re in the area.

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Acadia National Park Thursday, July 30th, 2009
Acadia - Bubble Rock Trail

Acadia - Bubble Rock Trail

Name: Acadia National Park

Fee: National Park Fee
Pets: Yes

Trail: Jordan Pond Nature Trail
Length: 1.60 miles
Difficulty: Easy

Trail: South Bubble Rock Trail
Length: ?.?? miles
Difficulty: Moderate

* Many other trails.  Reference park site.

GPS: N 44 20.521 W 68 14.989

Trail Maps:
Park Map

Visited:
> 09/10/2008 (AdvGirl)

Acadia National Park is huge.  It’s an outdoorsman paradise.  With only one day here, we took in a lot of the park by vehicle and hiked the two trails noted above.  Follow the links to Acadia for information on planning your visit.

Bubble Rock Mountain - From Jordan Pond

Bubble Rock Mountain - From Jordan Pond

Acadia - Bubble Rock

Acadia - Bubble Rock

Acadia - Jordan Pond Nature Trail

Acadia - Jordan Pond Nature Trail

Acadia - Jordan Nature Trail

Acadia - Jordan Nature Trail