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
Hiking
Boating

Powhatan Creek Park is part of the Chesapeake Gateways Network and provides access to the James River at Jamestown Island, including scenic views of Historic...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Wildlife Viewing
Canoeing & Kayaking
Horseback Riding
Hiking
Biking

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...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Specialty Shops
Restaurants

Nestled beside the York River sits one of Virginia's best kept secrets. Yorktown is known for its history--but you'll also find amazing food, specialty shops,...

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
Canoeing & Kayaking
Boating
Biking

James City County Marina is your destination for bike, kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard rentals. Bike or paddle areas where America's founders once traveled; from...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Hiking
Biking

Adjacent to the Colonial Parkway and close to Williamsburg, this park offers a tranquil woodland setting and the pleasures of outdoor recreation. Park amenities include Mountain biking...

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
Biking
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Hiking

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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