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Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park

312 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2234
+1 803-733-8613
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Restful family friendly

Very restful and a mindful place for the family, beautiful. Wonderful view of the capitol of... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2016
Christy A
Columbia, South Carolina
Downtown gem

The riverfront path extends for miles. On a good day, it's popular with joggers, walkers... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Urbana, Illinois
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312 Laurel St, Columbia, SC 29201-2234
+1 803-733-8613
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Very restful and a mindful place for the family, beautiful. Wonderful view of the capitol of Columbia. The history of the Gervais St. Bridge is very neat. Great landmark for Columbia.

Thank Christy A
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The riverfront path extends for miles. On a good day, it's popular with joggers, walkers, families, and everyone else. The river view is beautiful, and the history represented by the interpreted exhibits is fun to explore as well. Very interesting to consider how the canal...More

1  Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This is an underdeveloped and underutilized area of downtown Columbia. You can walk along the River and the canal and some areas of your walk can lead you up and down a variety of paths. There are some historical markers along the one side and...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 8 February 2016

this is a wonderful place to relax with your favorite book,take a walk, listen to music or listen to the rush water!!

Thank Sissy B
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Only trail along a river easily accessible from downtown Columbia. Nice for an hour or so of walking. Relatively quiet and not crowded.Pack a picnic and grab table along the trail. Stare at the river, the birds, (or the joggers and dog walkers!) South of...More

1  Thank MRRomanSC
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The Riverfront Park is a great place to walk or run by yourself or with your family. It is a 2.5 mile stretch each way, with a canal on one side, and a river on the other; creating extreamly scenic and memorable views. As of...More

2  Thank Tyler G
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Absolute peaceful place to visit and enjoy. So much beauty all around us. We should enjoy more. Life is too short. Get out there and spend the day as soon as you can! Columbia has so much to offer. Beautiful parks and awesome restaurants. Shopping...More

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is a good park for running, walking your dog and biking. Depending on you fit level you can run for a long long time, since there are several entrances that stretches the length of the canal.

Thank Ernie P
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I don't know if it was due to the flooding that occurred prior to my arrival, but I couldn't access much of the walk. Areas were taped off but no explanations were posted.

1  Thank Travlvr
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is a wonderfully peaceful park that allows you to get out into the country, right in the middle of the city. A great place to run along the canalside.

1  Thank Gordon B
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8 September 2017|
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Response from Binky_610 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of.
Brian C
12 April 2017|
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Response from Danielle L | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone fishing. I am sure you can look it up on their website!
Rebecca P
5 March 2017|
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Response from bbqmac | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can bike on the trail