Top Adventures in Yorktown

  • Photograph Yorktown Beach

    With the George P. Coleman bridge spanning the width of the York River, a fishing pier, and numerous rock jetties, Yorktown Beach is a great location for photographing sunrises or sunsets. There is a nice brick riverwalk path to walk along, or san...

  • Hike through Historic Yorktown

    This is a fantastic hike through the history of the early United States. And one with many interactive exhibits and recreation opportunities. From the Visitor Center, head onto the path towards the Yorktown Historic District. The historic district...

    2.5 miles 59 ft gain

  • Bike the Yorktown Battlefield

    Great for cyclists, this tour is full of beautiful scenery with rolling hills, redoubts, and history.  A six-stop tour of the Yorktown Battlefield has been designed to take visitors to the most important spots on the battlefield. Signs direct you ...

    10.8 miles 259 ft gain

  • Visit Colonial Williamsburg

    Williamsburg, Virginia , founded in 1632, is one of the oldest cities in America. The city has played major roles in American history as the capital of Virginia and as a political center for the American Revolution. Today the city offers an abunda...

  • Hike Noland Loop Trail

    Great hike right in the city of Newport News.  It is a loop trail that is 4.8 miles and has a moderate level of traffic.   Easy, good for all skill levels Pet friendly Water and wooded views with lots of shade throughoutClearly marked trail No bik...

    4.8 miles 154 ft gain

  • Bike Jamestown Island

    The trail is open to cyclists and pedestrians, but does share the road with some vehicle traffic. The speed limit is slow and often there is little traffic. There also is no parking at the actual trail head, so one must begin at the Visitor Center...

    5.1 miles 45 ft gain

  • Hike the Riverview Trail

    From the parking area at the visitor center, pick up the Backbone Trail marked with gold blazes.  The trails are well marked with signage and arrows.  Follow the Backbone Trail for 2 miles under you reach the trail junction of Powhatan Forks Trail...

    7.5 miles 150 ft gain

  • Bike the Virginia Capital Trail

    There are numerous access points to pick up the Capital Trail, however, we chose to ride the entire 51.2 mile route from Williamsburg to Richmond, VA. Mile marker "0" begins the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg. There is a huge parking lot the...

    51.2 miles 160 ft gain

  • Beach Day at Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve

    I discovered Mathews, VA while watching Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV! It’s a quiet county close to the coast.  There is another beach in Mathews county, but this one is my favorite! It is a beautiful beach and it’s always been quiet the times I...

  • Relax at Haven Beach

    I discovered Mathews, VA while watching Beachfront Bargain Hunt on HGTV! It’s a quiet county close to the coast.  One of the beaches close to Mathews is Haven Beach. It’s an uncrowded beach with parking and a bathroom (porto potty style).  There’s...

  • Stargaze at Little Creek Dam Road

    This stargazing spot is a wonderful place to test your star photography, or a sweet place to relax and chill with friends. It's a quiet and relaxing spot.It's a little windy, so bring appropriate clothing to sit there and stargaze. And make sure t...

  • Catch A Sunset At Kiptopeke State Park

    This beautiful State Park on the Virginia Eastern Shore provides visitors with a very secluded beach even in the dead of summer. The location of the beach also allows you to enjoy a sunset over water which is rare for the east coast. The sandy whi...

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