I love hiking and mountain biking and there are many great trails and places to discover in Williamsburg if you enjoy the outdoors as well. Whether it’s hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing, or simply having a picnic – the following parks/trails are fun to explore:
Cap to Cap Trail
The Virginia Capital Trail is a 51.7 multi-use, fully-paved trail that runs through 4 jurisdictions (City of Richmond, Henrico County, Charles City County, and James City County) with dozens of attractions along the way. Click here to view a map of the trail.
York River State Park
York River State Park is located in York County an offers more than 30 miles of hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails. Visitors can explore the marsh, river shoreline and forests. A boat ramp, fresh and salt water fishing spots, a fishing pier, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and seasonal boat and recreational equipment rentals are available.
In addition to a botanical garden and Go Ape Obstacle Course, Freedom P ark offers 2 miles of multiuse trails, including a 1-mile ADA accessible paved trail, and more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails winding through historical sites, forests and along creeks and open meadows. The bike trails are designed, built, and maintained by the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association. Trails are closed to bikes during inclement weather to prevent trail degradation. Riders are encouraged to call 757-259-4022 to check trails status.
Waller Mill Park
Waller Mill Park is situated around a reservoir and offers fishing, boating, pedal boating, canoeing and kayaking with a tunnel connecting the upper and lower sections of the lake. Numerous picnic tables, picnic shelters, play fields, and playground equipment are nestled among the trees providing a scenic picnic area.
New Quarter Park
Located close to historic Williamsburg, New Quarter Park offers various recreational activities and special programs throughout the year. You can enjoy hiking and mountain bike trails, a campfire circle, 4 picnic shelters, 11 other smaller shelters, an 18-hole championship disc golf course, playgrounds, a softball field, 2 basketball half courts, and sand volleyball. Fishing is available from a floating pier, and easy access for kayaking and canoeing is available from a scenic launch site.