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Outdoor Adventure

Spring Blossoms.  Warm Temperatures.  Outdoor Fun.

Make a break from winter’s grip to Williamsburg where you stroll, hike, walk and run through the many paths and parks that are in abundance.  The temperatures are warming and flowers are blooming!

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Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Enjoy this 140-acre outdoor facility on the banks of the beautiful Chickahominy River. Camping, fishing, boating, boat ramp and fishing pier. Rent canoes, kayaks and boats with motors. Boat/RV storage available. Read More »

College Landing Park

Right down the road from the College of William & Mary, this scenic park provides a lookout tower and marsh walkway through College Creek. Enjoy the walkway, kayak/canoe launch and wildlife. Read More »

Colonial Parkway

Take a leisurely drive or bike ride along the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway that provides a physical and metaphorical link between Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. Scenic driving, interpretive pull-offs, biking and fishing are available along this National Scenic Byway. Read More »

Freedom Park

Rich in history, this park preserves one of the first free black settlements in America (1803), the Revolutionary War Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary (1781) and a 17th century domicile. Mountain biking, hiking trails and an Interpretive Center with artifacts dating prehistoric to 20th century featured. Read More »

Greensprings Greenway Interpretive Trail

Link history and nature by hiking (with interpretive signage) a threemile soft surface trail that retraces the footsteps of Virginia Indians and early colonists. Near Jamestown Island and adjacent to Mainland Farm–considered to be the oldest working farm in North America. Read More »

Historic Jamestowne

Bike, walk or drive the five-mile or shorter three-mile loop around Jamestown Island, where you will experience the wildlife and natural environment English colonists encountered upon their arrival in 1607. Click here for more information Historic Jamestowne. Read More »

Iceburg – Skate Rink at Mid County Park

ICEBURG, it’s the coolest place in James City County this winter! James City County’s seasonal synthetic ice rink is open through March 1! Its new location in Mid County Park offers skaters more space, an improved skating surface, lighted night use of the nearby Kidsburg playground and an expanded operating season.

Jamestown Beach Park

This newly restored beachfront park features a spectacular waterfront view, grilling opportunities and shaded picnic areas. Read More »

Kiwanis Municipal Park

Kiwanis Municipal Park is located on Longhill Road adjacent to James Blair Middle School. This 27-acre park provides three lighted ball fields for the Recreation Department’s youth coach pitch, slow pitch and fast pitch softball programs. Numerous pieces of playground equipment accent the area for the youngsters. A shelter with picnic tables makes this a nice facility for a group of […] Read More »

Little Creek Reservoir Park

Ready for a quiet day on the water? This scenic park overlooks a 996-acre reservoir that’s a fisherman’s paradise. Perfect for outdoor family time in the Williamsburg area. Fishing, boating, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, jon boats and launch-your-own boat ramp. Boat rentals available. Read More »

Mid County Park

This 19-acre park is home to the newly renovated Kidsburg, a 30,000  square-foot lighted playground.  Other amenities  include an ADA-accessible multiuse trail, volleyball courts, Pétanque/Bocce Court, lighted basketball  courts and tennis courts, and lots of open space.  Picnic shelters and meeting room space are available  to rent. The  park is open daily from 8 a.m. […] Read More »

New Quarter Park

Adjacent to the Colonial Parkway and close to Williamsburg, this park offers a tranquil woodland setting and the pleasures of outdoor recreation. Mountain biking, hiking/walking, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, playgrounds, picnicking and 18-hole disc golf course. Access to Queens Creek and the York River. Read More »

Powhatan Creek Park

Bring a canoe or kayak and see Jamestown Island like no one else. Powhatan Creek is part of the Chesapeake Gateways Network created by the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Bay Program. Provides free access to Jamestown Island and the James River. Small boat/canoe launch with parking. Read More »

Quarterpath Park & Recreation Center

Quarterpath Park is located on Quarterpath Road, off Route 60 East. This 23-acre facility includes three lighted softball fields; a 25-meter, 6- lane, z-shaped outdoor swimming pool; three all-weather tennis courts; two sand volleyball courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter that will accommodate approximately 75 people. The shelter is first-come, first-serve. Read More »

Redoubt Park

This beautiful, wooded 22-acre park preserves and interprets two of the 14 Civil War earthwork forts (redoubts) which made up the Confederate’s Williamsburg Line in the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862, which resulted in more than 3800 Union and Confederate casualties and left the Union in control of the Virginia Peninsula. Read More »

Skate Park and Multi-Use Trail

Ten thousand square feet of concrete jumps and ramps! Helmets required and protective gear recommended. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Free for residents, but passes required. Non-resident fee; visit adjacent James City County Recreation Center for details. Read More »

Stonehouse Stables & Lakewood Trails

Stonehouse Stables is a modern day horse farm. We offer boarding, lessons, training and sales as well as trail rides. Our trail program runs as Lakewood Trails operating both on site and off.   Read More »

Upper County Park

The 91-acre park features large shelters, perfect for family reunions, company picnics and outdoor events. The park is home to a 25m swimming pool and toddler pool, playgrounds, sand volleyball and basketball courts, multiuse trails, and 4-mile mountain bike trail. Pool open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Read More »

Virginia Capital Trail

Eight beautiful miles of the planned 50-mile Virginia Capital Trail from Williamsburg to Richmond are currently open and being enjoyed by bikers, joggers and walkers alike. Beginning at the Jamestown Settlement and ending at the Chickahominy River Bridge. Free parking at both ends of the trail. Read More »

Waller Mill Park

Waller Mill is a beautiful park, close to everything and a community favorite. Overlooking a 343-acre lake, the park provides a variety of outdoor activities – boating, kayaking, canoeing, pedal boating, hiking, fishing, picnicking and playgrounds. Boat rentals are available. Read More »

Williamsburg Charter Sails

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York River State Park

Experience the environment of a coastal estuary. This park is known for its rare and delicate environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a habitat rich in marine and plant life. Access to Taskinas Creek and the York River. Fishing, boating, hiking, bridle trails, biking and more. Read More »

Yorktown Battlefield

Click here for more information on Yorktown Battlefield. Read More »

Yorktown Waterfront

On the York River in Historic Yorktown, this beach front offers a relaxing day for everyone and provides a variety of outdoor activities for the entire family. Whether it’s fishing, boating, picnicking or relaxing on the beach, it is perfect for families, all in a peaceful setting adjacent to Riverwalk Landing. Read More »