Mattaponi Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Williamsburg, VA that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Williamsburg, VA: From Williamsburg, take I-64 north to Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Rt. 607 for 1 mile. Turn right onto Rt. 606. The park entrance is on the left about 1.5 miles. Park in the first parking area on the right. Hike Woodstock Pond heading north toward the York River for approximately 100 feet. The trail wraps around the pond where Mattaponi Trail may be accessed.
Great Nature walk, uncrowded
Beautiful Walk - I wouldn't call this a moderate hike as listed, I didn't exert any energy really. The views are majestic. Very serene walk, really nice for couples or just to enjoy nature. I have been about 4 times and each time is peaceful, never crowded, and very clean. Side note - Bring your Iphone or camera phone because you'll be stopping every 100 feet. The way it is set up you can even climb off the path to take pictures and just sit. Great place for a picnic too.
One of m favorite trails at this park. Very scenic, bring your camera!
It was a nice walk. Very serene.
This trail was so beautiful, with long, splendid views.
This beautiful trail is located in the York River State Park. It starts near the visitor center, follows the river past a pond, past Fossil Beach and then turns inland through forrest and marsh. I did not find any fossils but you can obtain a permit to take one home.