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
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...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Outdoor Tours
Canoeing & Kayaking

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...

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
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...

Tours
Biking
Canoeing & Kayaking
Outdoor Tours

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...

Parks, Beaches & Trails
Canoeing & Kayaking
Tennis
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...

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