Witness America

walking
28 days ago

Nice historical adventure with the family. Snapped a pic with Phocohontas for the a child's memory book.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Love this drive, even better in the Fall. Lots to do and see.

road biking
2 months ago

Do not bicycle on this road!!!! We had bicycled from Charles City Courthouse to James Town one day and a couple told us if we took the Colonial Parkway we could go all the way to York Town. So we did and it was extremly dangerous and frightining. The Colonial Parkway pretty much turns into a highway cars are really close going really fast!!! Then there is a tunnel with no shoulders which you are not allowed to bicycle through because it is pitch black and there is no shoulders. So to get around the tunnel you have to get through Colonial Williamsburg which both my dad and I who had gotten seperated both got lost in. Stick with The VA CapitL Trail, it is my favorite trail in VA, not many road crossings, not many people and beaufiful surroundings!!!

scenic driving
3 months ago

Beautiful, quick drive around the island

on Historic Jamestown

4 months ago

This is a 5 mile walk/hike totally on an asphalt road surface. Nice walk but I would say it is better for biking.

This is on the Auto Tour route. The speed limit is 25 so it’s like running in your neighborhood. That being said, didn’t see one car in the route. I ran at 9am on a Saturday and. I cats. Great run full of history. Pretty hilly.

road biking
6 months ago

This is a gorgeous bike and hiking trail that circles Jamestown Island. Goes over marshes, across wooden bridges, and right down to the James River.

Wonderful, historic ride thru the Yorktown battlefield in October. Did not like sharing the road with cars, as we parked at the Visitors Center. This was part road biking, part trail biking. Takes awhile if you stop and read the historic markers.

road biking
9 months ago

Very pretty woods. Single lane road with no bike lane. Had to pull off the side of the road several times to let vehicles pass . If you go, go early so there is less traffic.

walking
11 months ago

Very pretty. Saw a bald eagle. Very easy. Lots off ticks.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Access closes at 430 pm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I wish there was a pedestrian trail alongside the road. We saw many birds, including eagles soaring above us.

walking
Monday, February 27, 2017

I was a expecting to walk-run a marathon on a trail starting from Yorktown park. Instead it was all road. That was fine but a little dangerous. 99% of drivers went out of their way to move a little extra toward the center of the road when approaching. It would be nice if there was a nice distinguishable line a foot or two for trekkers because the views the river, the woods and rolling hills gives you everything you want. Plus exactly 13.1 miles from Yorktown in the turnaround you find yourself right in the midst of Colonial Williamsburg, costumed employees in tricornered hats, reconstructed tavern and courthouse, horse poop smell, etc.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

I run against traffic, to be able to spot the cars drifting. Not too many cars, average about 2-3 everytime I run it, normally morning time. Gates open at 0830.

scenic driving
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Nice drive, lots of history

Went in August, hot and humid, lots of people

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hot in the summer, take water, good trail

scenic driving
Monday, June 27, 2016

This is another one that we did over three years ago and I forgot to enter it. This is a very pleasant ride.

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pleasant except for the cars sharing the road.

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Very busy but nice.

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

A couple years ago. Nice walk except that you share it with cars.

Really awesome piece of American History is the battlefield where British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington and the combined American and French forces.

hiking
Sunday, October 20, 2013

This is a great 5 mile loop. Start at the visitor center and pass the 3 mile loop. Great views of the water, very nice!

mountain biking
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some of it was interesting but I really do not like riding a bike in traffic. Better yet, lets stick to wooded trails. Lakes, rivers and views are the best!

mountain biking
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some of it was interesting but I really do not like riding a bike in traffic. Better yet, lets stick to wooded trails. Lakes, rivers and views are the best!

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

There is some duplication with the 9 mile trail. Be careful because this route brings you out onto busy state highways. Most of it is out in the open.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Too much wide open. I guess it is cool if you are into history. I cannot control or change what happened 230 years ago so I would rather focus on today. Others may not share my views because there are cars from all over the country at the visitor center. There are also limited hiking trails in the park.

hiking
Friday, May 31, 2013

I did this loop and the other one about a month ago. I saw two large deer. The forrest and the wetlands are great. A short side trek takes you out to the big river. (James River) The only thing I did not like was sharing the trail with so many bikes and cars.

scenic driving
Monday, May 13, 2013

This is a very scenic drive through history. From the Yorktown battlefield to historic Jamestown, this is a beautiful drive. During the 22 mile drive you will follow the York River for about 5 miles, pass Colonial Williamsburg and follow the James River for about 5 miles.

hiking
Friday, May 03, 2013

Three miles of this trail is the three mile loop. Half way around you get the option of taking the shorter route back or continuing on to the end of the island for a fiv mile loop. I saw two of the biggest deer that I have ever seen. They were antelope size. Unfortunately by the time I got my cell out and in camera mode, they were gone.


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