A Seven-Mile Nature Trail
The Roanoke Canal Trail is a beautiful seven and a half mile nature and history trail that follows the bed and towpath of the former Roanoke Navigation Canal. Along the trail, visitors will discover fantastic historic structures, such as the old power canal bulkhead, stone culverts, an amazing aqueduct that spans 35 feet across Chockoyotte Creek, a Confederate cemetery, old train trestles, a formerly canal-powered cotton mill and gristmill, and a fantastic tunnel under Highway 301 painted in a river mural.
The Roanoke Canal Trail has been designated as a site on the North Carolina Coastal Plains Birding Trail. The trail, which can also be used for hiking, biking and running, is rich with native wildlife and plants.
So whether you’re looking to explore nature or history or just get in a good workout, don’t miss this unique trail, which is open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.