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
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
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...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Swimming

Located in Historic Yorktown, this 2-acre beachfront provides opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing. It is also ADA accessible with a special Mobi-Mat that extends...

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
Biking
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Hiking

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
Boating
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing
Hiking

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
Biking
Canoeing & Kayaking
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Wildlife Viewing

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...

Boating
Canoeing & Kayaking
Fishing

Public piers available for docking. Tie-up and step ashore for lunch or stay overnight. Shuttle connections to Williamsburg and Jamestown. Docking fee $. Riverwalk Landing...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Boating
Canoeing & Kayaking
Hiking

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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