Parks, Beaches & Trails

After you've explored Williamsburg's history attractions, check out its scenic beauty on hiking trails, in parks and along the Yorktown waterfront.

Scenic rides. Historic paths. Family fun.

With trails and parks in the Williamsburg area taking you along the James and York rivers, or through the woods, you won’t want to miss out on amazing hiking and biking experiences. New Quarter Park offers mountain biking and hiking along the York River, while the Greensprings Greenway Interpretive Trail takes you back into the woods of Williamsburg.

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Outdoor Tours

Bay Country Kayaking offers narrated, guided tours in New Quarter Park and other area locations. Personalized tours can be arranged specific to your group! Learn...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing

This reservoir, provided and operated jointly by Newport News, James City County, and the Division of Game and Inland Fisheries, is open to the general...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Biking
Hiking

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...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Swimming
Hiking

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,...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Hiking
Boating

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...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Hiking
Biking

The Virginia Capital Trail is a dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail that connects the Commonwealth's past and present capitals of Jamestown and Richmond along...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Boating
Fishing
Swimming

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...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Hiking
Biking

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...

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