Canoeing & Kayaking

There are plenty of places in Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown that get you out of the city and into nature. The James City County Marina is the perfect (short!) distance from a range of other outdoor locations: rent a bike to ride down the York River, or get into a canoe and paddle through the historic Powhatan Creek. You can even rent a schooner and sail the same waterways as Captain John Smith did back in colonial times! All choices offer a relaxing day away from the city, and immerse you in nature and a quiet ride teeming with history. 

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
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

Waller Mill is a beautiful park, close to everything and a community favorite. Overlooking a 360-acre lake, the park provides a variety of outdoor activities for locals...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Swimming
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing

Located in Historic Yorktown, this 2-acre public beachfront caters to family fun and is one of the only beaches in Hampton Roads to feature a...

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
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
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
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...

Tours
Outdoor Tours
Canoeing & Kayaking
Biking

Come explore monumental events of the past while gliding effortlessly on a Segway PT.  One and two hour guided Segway tours offered in Historic Yorktown.  We...

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