Outdoor Activities

From biking, fishing, hiking, trail riding, and everything in-between, let the area show off its true beauty for any activity, anytime of year.

Get Out and Get Active

Venture outside to enjoy some fresh air and incredible scenery – it’s the perfect way to experience Greater Williamsburg. Run down Duke of Gloucester Street, ride your bike on the scenic Colonial Parkway, see York River State Park via horseback and hike miles of fabulous trails. On the water, kayak around Historic Jamestowne, take a boat tour or sailing excursion, or simply go fishing or swimming. Hit the greens on one of more than a dozen golf courses, see wildlife, or take an outdoor tour for action-packed adventures like ziplining or riding Segways. There isn't a shortage of outdoor activities for any traveler in the area.

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Hiking

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,...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Biking
Hiking

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
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
Wildlife Viewing
Canoeing & Kayaking
Horseback Riding
Hiking
Biking

The park is known for its rare and delicate estuarine environment, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a rich habitat for marine and plant...

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...

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