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Take a walk to Andy Griffith's Mayberry in Franklin Canyon

 You don’t have to visit Mayberry to pay homage to the late Andy Griffith. You can do it locally. Much of “The Andy Griffith Show” was shot in Los Angeles.

The bucolic scenes featured in the show’s opening credit sequence –- Sheriff Andy Taylor and his son Opie, poles in hand, heading out for a day of fishing –- were filmed at a man-made reservoir in L.A.’s Franklin Canyon.

PHOTOS: Andy Griffith 1926-2012

Just west of Coldwater Canyon, the property was originally developed by the Doheny family as grazing land for its cattle. For the last couple of decades, it’s been parkland, open to the public for walking, hiking and picnicking.

A recent LA Walks column appeared in the Los Angeles Times’ Health section, telling you how to make a pilgrimage to Andy and Opie’s fishin’ hole.


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