Colonial Parkway is a 22.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Yorktown, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
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.
Nice drive, lots of history
This is another one that we did over three years ago and I forgot to enter it. This is a very pleasant ride.
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.