Great Outdoor Ideas in Williamsburg

People Kayaking
People Paddleboarding
Mom and Son Have Fun Yorktown Beach

Take a look at some of the warmer weather offerings Williamsburg has in store for your next adventure.


Williamsburg boasts a number of biking trails that you can take advantage of any time of year, but spring really brings them to life with beautiful landscapes to explore. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly paved trail or something more adventurous, you can find it here. Didn’t bring your bike? Several local businesses are available to rent from, including Spoke + Art Provisions. Located on the Virginia Capital Trail, a 52-mile path connecting Jamestown to Richmond, Spoke + Art offers several sizes and types of bikes to fit your needs. After your trip, be sure to stop in the café for coffee, sandwiches, and sweets.

Family Biking Together Williamsburg


Located between the York and James Rivers, Williamsburg offers great access to water. Yorktown Beach is great for a stroll, sunbathing, or family fun. Located in Historic Yorktown, this 2-acre public beach also features a fishing dock and grassy picnic area. Another great beach day can be found at Jamestown Beach. Located across from Jamestown Settlement, the shoreline has recently undergone major renovation and offers fishing areas, launches for kayaks and canoes, an observation pier, and shaded picnic space.

Mom and Son Play With Beach Ball Yorktown Beach


A beautiful and unique way to explore the area is by water. Access to rivers, tributaries, and estuaries will allow for variety as you paddle. Many area parks, beaches, and local businesses offer kayak launches, as well as kayak rentals if you don't have your own. Patriot Tours & Provisions, for example, offers single and tandem kayak rental from Historic Yorktown.

Kayaking in Yorktown


It's time to break out the clubs and make your way to the golf course. Williamsburg boasts over a dozen championship courses, many of which were designed by some of the game’s greatest architects and utilized by PGA and LPGA events. Variety is the name of the game, with several facilities offering multiple courses, allowing the active golfer to play more than one course in the same day.

Williamsburg Fairway at Sunset


Peacefully enjoy the breeze or become part of a swashbuckling good time aboard with Yorktown Sailing Charters. Board the Schooner Alliance, with its tall sails, for a leisurely trip down the beautiful York River to see the Yorktown Victory Monument, dolphins, and osprey. For a fun family outing, try a Pirate Adventure Cruise, where the kids will have the opportunity to set the sails, steer the ship, and learn sailor skills from pirates!

Couple Aboard Sailboat

Williamsburg Charter Sails also offers custom sailing adventures. With packages for couples, families, history-lovers, and more, you are certain to enjoy the sights and sounds of sailing.


For the active and adventurous, many local companies offer stand-up paddleboards as a unique and fun way to explore the area’s waterways. Paddle On Williamsburg, for example, offers beginner lessons for those getting the hang of stand-up paddleboarding. For those with experience, Paddle Yoga and Paddle Fit fitness classes take place on the water, in some of Williamsburg’s most scenic locations.

People Paddleboard

As you begin to plan your warmer weather getaway, be sure to check our trip planning tools for all there is to experience in Williamsburg.

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