Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail is at 15 Jackson St. Ext. Completed in 1823, the canal was constructed to facilitate transportation on the Roanoke River; an aqueduct and locks regulated the water level. The museum features exhibits relating to the canal's development, 19th-century life along the canal and the region's wildlife. The 7.5-mile trail offers opportunities for hikes and observation of native plants and animals.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.