York River State Park, Williamsburg

4.6
#22 of 71 in Nature in Virginia
York River State Park is an outdoor lover's dream come true. Fishing, paddle sports, bird watching, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and great views around every bend.
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  • Eight of us had a great ride on our mountain bikes. Lots of trails and variety for all skill levels. Beautiful park.  more »
  • We were vacationing in Williamsburg and wanted to do something active/low cost. The only cost was $4 for parking, which I was happy to spend to support this park. We just hiked, but if you're into fis...  more »
  • If you can, walk down to Fossil Beach. It's along the York Rivers. Not only is it scenic, but actually has fossils.  more »
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  • This state park is fantastic! Great place to take the dogs for a quiet walk. Wonderful views of the river. The paths were well-kept and clearly marked. Just a short hike takes you to a small, but beautiful beach, covered with driftwood and shells, which great for taking pictures. This place was truly a hidden gem! We will definitely be back!
  • Shell beach at York river is the place to go. Took the family, hiked and had a picnic. Absolutely beautiful! Found plenty of Fossil Shells at low tide to bring home. The museum at the Welcome center was very interesting with all the historic artifacts on display. Very friendly and informative staff.
  • Beautiful state park on the York River. Walking trails, yakak rentals, plenty of low-cost parking. Makes for a nice family outing. Be sure to bring insect repellent during the warm season.
  • Nice park. Large areas of grass to play on. Several walking paths. One of the paths goes to the waterfront. Spent hours on the beach.
  • Nice hiking trails with great views. Fossil beach is interesting.Dog friendly. Bathrooms were very clean.

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