Outdoor Parks and Recreation

Sstbnqpshelter1web54411Williamsburg is filled with a number of parks and outdoor recreation. Take some time to check them out while you are in town!

Chickahominy Riverfront Park:

This 140-acre park is located along the banks of the Chickahominy River and includes camping, fishing, and boating including motorboat rentals.

Colonial Parkway:

Operated by the National Park Service the Colonial Parkway is a scenic drive connecting Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown on a winding drive along the James and York rivers. A favorite for afternoon drives or bike rides, or stop off at one of the beaches for some sun and fishing.

New Quarter Park:

Located next to the Colonial Parkway this treasure offers a tranquil, wooded setting for mountain biking, hiking, fishing and picnicking. Rentals not available.

Waller Mill Park:

Located along the Waller Mill Reservoir this beautiful and convenient park features hiking trails, picnic areas and a number of boat rentals: canoes, kayaks pedal boats or row boats. A local favorite there are also a number of playground areas.

York River State Park:

Experience the environment of a coastal estuary. Known for its rate and delicate environment where fresh and saltwater meet to create a habitat rich in marine and plant life. Special features include moonlight canoe trips, and ghost night hikes. Rentals include bicycles, kayaks canoes and paddle boats.

Yorktown Waterfront:

On the York River at historic Yorktown this beachfront offers a relaxing day for all whether its fishing , relaxing in the sun or picnicking in the beach picnic area. Perfect for families in a peaceful no hassle setting, also adjacent to the dining and shops of Riverwalk Landing.