Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Trying to find a safe place to walk, run or bike in the Columbia area can be a challenge. Many neighborhoods are not equipped with sidewalks or streetlights so there are some elements of danger to those pounding the pavement. However, the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park off of Laurel Street offers a safe alternative for those wishing to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park is a stretch of about three miles of paved walkway following the Broad River, Congaree River and Columbia Canal. The path is lined with trees and forestry, offering great scenic views of the rivers and surrounding area. Streetlights are paced out evenly for early or late excursions. The park features public bathrooms, an amphitheater, benches, picnic tables and pet receptacles. Discover the history of the Columbia Canal and Water Works by exploring one of the old pump houses. Join up with the Palmetto Trail – a trail connecting the mountains to the coastline which passes through the Riverfront Park.
Parking and admission is free and but do call 803-733-8613 to confirm what time the park opens and closes because the times do vary through the seasons.
For more information, please visit http://scgreatoutdoors.com/park-riverfront.html.