Falling Leaves. Mild Temperatures. Outdoor Fun.
Consider an autumn getaway to the Historic Triangle where you can stroll, hike, walk and run through the many paths and parks that are in abundance. Mild temperatures allow you to enjoy the area’s outdoor activities through November.
The Schooners Alliance and Serenity allows you to step back into history when you join the crew of the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Lend a hand at setting sail, or look for dolphins and osprey as you glide along the shores of the York River.
Eco Discovery Park is a fantastic fall destination for bike and kayak rentals. Bike or paddle areas where America’s founders once traveled; from Jamestown to Williamsburg and areas in between.
Zip, swing, and climb through the trees at Go Ape in Freedom Park! Go Ape is a highly interactive outdoor experience featuring zip lines within the canopy of trees. Variable hours. 1 (800) 971-8271.
A personally guided Segway PT tour is fun, exciting and educational. Bring a friend, colleague or the whole family. Tours are offered daily in Yorktown and Williamsburg.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This newly restored beachfront park features a spectacular waterfront view, grilling opportunities and shaded picnic areas. Read More »
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 »
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 »
Closed for renovation. Kidsburg is being replaced; however, its design and theme will be retained in a new playground structure. Along with Kidsburg, a new office/rest room facility is being constructed in the park. During construction, the Mid County Park walking trail, basketball courts and tennis courts will remain open and accessible from the rear […] Read More »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »