Outdoor Recreation in the historic triangle - Williamsburg - Yorktown - Jamestown

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Newest Outdoor Adventures

Go Ape
This highly interactive treetop adventure equips participants with harnesses, pulleys and carabineers and a 30-minute training session before they are turned loose into the forest canopy. The courses, which can be completed in two to three hours, feature a series of ziplines, Tarzan swings, rope ladders, bridges, swings, and trapezes. Catering to all skill levels, participants are encouraged to live life adventurously, push themselves and turn I can’t into I can. (www.goape.com)

Eco Discovery Park
Eco Discovery Park offers an environmental learning center for residents and visitors. Energy efficient demonstration buildings with exhibits to educate visitors about alternative living choices.
Exhibits planned include:
Renewable Energy (solar, wind, hydro)
Alternative Transportation and Fuels
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
Composting
Organic Farming
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Exhibit
Native Plants 
Global Warming
Wildlife Protection and Species Extinction
Natural Resources and Land Preservation
Activities offered will be kayak rentals, guided tours showing impacts on wetlands and waterways.
Bike rental allowing guests to experience the surrounding area on it’s many local trails
www.ecodiscoverypark.org

Williamsburg Area Park Descriptions

Colonial Parkway: Take a leisurely drive, walk or bike along the National Park scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway which provides a physical and metaphorical link between the two Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg. Learnmore

Chickahominy Riverfront Park: Enjoy this 140-acre outdoor facility on the banks of the beautiful Chickahominy River. From fishing, boating, hiking and sunsets, this Park has got it all!Learn more

College Landing Park: Right down the road from William and Mary, this passive park provides a lookout tower and marsh walkway through College Creek. Learn more

Freedom Park: Rich in history, this 676-acre park preserves the First Free Black Settlement in America (1803), the Revolutionary War Battle of Spenser's Ordinary (1781) snf s 17th century domicile. Peaceful and relaxing, take some time to enjoy open meadows and trails. Learn more

Greensprings Greenway Hiking Trail: Link history and nature by hiking a 4.7-mile soft surface trail that retraces the footsteps of Native Americans and early colonists. Weave your way through one of the areas largest wildlife habitats with boardwalks over marshes and a beaver pond. Near Jamestown Island. Learn more

Kiwanis Municipal Park: This 27-acre park provides two lighted ball fields, numerous pieces of playground equipment and a shelter with picnic tables. Seven lighted all-weather tennis courts are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.Learn more

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 Historic Triangle. Learn more

Mid County Park & Kidsburg: Take a break and enjoy one of the community's favorite parks. Outdoor family activities are plentiful at the 19-acre Park including Kidsburg, the area's largest community-built playground. Learn more

New Quarter Park: Offering 545-acres of land next to the Colonial Parkway and close to Williamsburg, New Quarter offers a tranquil, woodland setting and the pleasures of outdoor recreation from hiking, biking, and fishing to picnicking.Learn more

Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway: Bring a canoe or kayak and see Jamestown Island like no one else. Powhatan Creek is part of the Chesapeake Gateways Network created by the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Bay Program. Provides access to Jamestown Island and the James River. Learn more

Quarterpath Park: This 23-acre facility includes three lighted softball fields; a 25-meter, 6-lane, z-shaped outdoor swimming pool; three all-weather tennis courts; playground equipment; and a picnic shelter. Learnmore

Skate Park: Think outside the triangle (the Historic Triangle, that is). 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.Learn more

Waller Mill Park: A beautiful park close to everything that overlooks a 343-acre lake and provides a variety of outdoor activities from boating to hiking. A community favorite for picnics and natural beauty. Rent a boat or bring your own.Learn more

York River State Park: 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 in marine and plant life. Access to Taskinas Creek and York River provides access to a local natural treasure. A wide variety of activities. Learn more

Yorktown Waterfront: On the York River at historic Yorktown, this 2-acre beachfront offers a relaxing day for everyone whether it's fishing, relaxing in the sun or picnicking in the 10 1/2 acre bech picnic area. Perfect for families in a peaceful, no-hassle setting. Learn more

Williamsburg Area Parks by Activities & Facilities

Beach

Colonial Parkway

Yorktown Waterfront

Boating and Boat Landings

Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Little Creek Reservoir Park

Yorktown Waterfront

Waller Mill Park

York River State Park

Biking

Colonial Parkway

Freedom Park

York River State Park

Waller Mill Park

Canoeing

Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Little Creek Reservoir Park

Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway

New Quarter Park

Waller Mill Park

York River State Park

College Landing Park

Dog Park

Waller Mill Park

Fishing

Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Colonial Parkway

Little Creek Reservoir Park

Yorktown Waterfront

Waller Mill Park

York River State Park

New Quarter Park

Fitness Trails

Mid County Park & Kidsburg

Hiking

Freedom Park

Little Creek Reservoir Park

Greensprings Greenway Hiking Trail

Colonial Parkway

New Quarter Park

Waller Mill Park

York River State Park

Kayaking

Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Little Creek Reservoir Park

Powhatan Creek Park and Blueway

New Quarter Park

Yorktown Waterfront

Waller Mill Park

York River State Park

College Landing Park

Mountain Bike Trails

Freedom Park

New Quarter Park

York River State Park

Paddle Boats

York River State Park

Waller Mill Park

Picnicking

Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Colonial Parkway

Kiwanis Park

Little Creek Reservoir park

Mid County Park & Kidsburg

New Quarter Park

Yorktown Waterfront

Waller Mill Park

York River State Park

Quarterpath Park

Playgrounds

Mid County Park & Kidsburg

New Quarter Park

Waller Mill Park

Quarterpath Park

Kiwanis Municipal Park

Skating

Skate Park

Sports and Athletic Fields

Warhill Sports Complex

Kiwanis Municipal Park

For more information about outdoor activities in the Historic Triangle, check out these web sites:

James City County , City of Williamsburg , York County , Chesapeake Gateways Network , Virginia State Parks



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