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
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
Tennis
Canoeing & Kayaking
Sports Venues & Complexes

Back Creek Park is York County's hub for tennis activities, including tournaments. You'll find six illuminated courts for those long three setters, a practice wall to...

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
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
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
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
Fishing
Parks, Trails & Waterways

Yorktown's fishing pier is open year-round, is free to the public, and is wheelchair accessible. Whether you're a local or visiting from out of state-you...

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