Outdoor Adventure Ideas

Biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing -the Historic Triangle’s natural setting caters to all outdoor activities. Whether you’re an adventure buff or simply a nature lover, we guarantee that you’ll be able to match your outdoor style to our various outdoor opportunities!

Browse the listing below to explore our outdoor parks, trails and recreation options.

Capital Bike Trail
Currently eight miles of the planned 50-mile trail from Williamsburg to Richmond are open and already being enjoyed by bikers, joggers and walkers alike. Beginning at the Jamestown Settlement and ending at the Chickahominy River Bridge. Free parking at both ends of the trail.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Enjoy this 140-acre outdoor facility on the banks of the beautiful Chickahominy River. Camping, fishing, boating, boat ramp and fishing pier. Rent canoes, kayaks and motor boats. 757-258-5020
College Landing Park
Right down the road from the College of William and Mary, this passive park provides a lookout tower and marsh walkway through College Creek. Enjoy the walkway, kayak/canoe launch and wildlife. 757-259-3760
Colonial Parkway
Take a leisurely drive, walk or bike ride along the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway that provides a physical and metaphorical link between Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg. Scenic driving, interpretive pull-offs, beaches, biking and fishing.
Freedom Park
Rich in history, this park preserves one of the first free black settlements in America (1803), the Revolutionary War Battle of Spenser’s Ordinary (1781) and a 17th-century domicile. Mountain biking, hiking, open meadow. Interpretive programs and an environmental education center are planned for the near future. 757-259-3221
Greensprings Greenway Interpretive Trail
Link history and nature by hiking (with interpretive signage) a three-mile soft surface trail that retraces the footsteps of Virginia Indians and early colonists. Near Jamestown Island and adjacent to Mainland Farm – considered to be the oldest working farm in North America. 757-259-3221
Historic Jamestowne Island Trail
Bike, walk or drive the five- or three-mile loop around Historic Jamestowne Island, where you will experience the same wildlife and natural environment that the English colonists encountered upon their arrival in 1607. 757-890-2410
Little Creek Reservoir Park
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 area. Fishing, boating, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking and more. Boat rental available. 757-259-3200 or 757-566-1702
New Quarter Park
Adjacent to the Colonial Parkway and close to Williamsburg, this park offers a tranquil woodland setting and the pleasures of outdoor recreation. Mountain biking, hiking/walking, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, playgrounds and picnicking. Access to Queens Creek and the York River (saltwater). 757-890-3500
Powhatan Creek and Blueway
Bring a canoe or kayak and see Jamestowne Island like no one else. Powhatan Creek is park of the Chesapeake gateways Network, created by the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Bay Program. Provides free access to Jamestowne Island and the James River. Small boat/canoe launch with parking. 757-259-3221
Redoubt Park
This beautiful, wooded 22-acre park preserves and interprets two of the fourteen Civil War earthworks forts – or redoubts – which made up the Confederate’s Williamsburg Line in the Battle of Williamsburg. This engagement on May 5, 1862, resulted in more than 3800 Union and Confederate casualties and left the Union in control of the Virginia Peninsula. 757-259-3760
Skate Park and Multi-Use Trail
Ten thousand square feet of concrete jumps and ramps for skateboards and in-line skates. Helmets and protective gear recommended. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Free. 757-259-3221
Waller Mill Park
This beautiful park is close to everything and is a community favorite. Overlooking a 343-acre lake, the park provides a variety of outdoor activities, from boating and hiking to fishing to picnicking. Boat rentals available. 757-259-3778
York River State Park
Experience the environment in a coastal estuary. This park is known for its rare and delicate surroundings, where freshwater and saltwater meet to create a habitat rich in marine and plant life. Access to Taskinas Creek and the York River. Fishing, boating, hiking, bridle trails, biking and more. 757-566-3036
Yorktown Battlefield Historic Trail
The 7-mile Battlefield Tour Road gives visitors a first-hand look at where the events of the Siege at Yorktown took place. Whether walking, jogging, biking or driving, you will see both original and reconstructed earthworks and siege lines built and used by troops from both sides of the American Revolutionary War. 757-898-2410
Yorktown Waterfront
On the York River at Historic Yorktown, this beach front offers a relaxing day for everyone, whether it’s fishing, sunbathing on the beach or picnicking. Perfect for families in a peaceful, no-hassle setting. Adjacent to Riverwalk Landing. 757-890-3500

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