Yep we have a canal running through the city. Well, you kind of have to look for it because it doesn't run through the heart of the city. But the Augusta Canal is a lot of fun. There a bike trails, Petersburg boat tours, canoing and kayaking. You can even charter one of the Petersburg boats for a party.
The canal was built in 1845 for power, water and transportation. During the Civil War and ammunitions plant was built along the canal and in later years several textile mills were built by the canal. The Civil War powder plant is still standing and is a beautiful building to see. King mill and Sibley mill are still there also. The canal is a great place for family activity whether its riding or walking the trails or canoing down the canal itself. There are year round activities going on at the canal.