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York River State Park

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Address: 5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6732
Phone Number: 757-566-3036
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Lots of trails, amazing river view. Boat rentals

There's allot to be done and to see here. I only had about 40 min. to check it out, but I saw many different birds and critters, and lots of beautiful plants. I'd love to explore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Forest, VA
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Forest, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

There's allot to be done and to see here. I only had about 40 min. to check it out, but I saw many different birds and critters, and lots of beautiful plants. I'd love to explore the estuary walk. You can apparently rent paddle boats or kayaks somewhere. There's a playground with swings. $3 parking fee - pay it. It... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fossil beach is worth the hike. You also are allowed to take one fossil with you, it will be hard to choose! Beautiful hikes.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Came across this on a road sign and thought it might be worth a visit. Excellent views over the river and surrounding area. Well marked walks. Acres of park to explore and enjoy. Large lake with boats.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We go here all the time. It has great walking paths, a fishing pond and you can walk on the fossil beach.

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New Jersey
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183 reviews 183 reviews
78 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Make sure you go to fossil beach to see examples of fossilized shells as well as other shells and driftwood. Lots of walking trails as well as biking and horse trails.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I enjoyed the hike and the osprey was on the nest. It was perhaps still a little too cold for the walk, as all we saw was the osprey for a short time and turkey vultures. The ranger who led the trip was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The fee was only $4/car and the hike was free. I would definitely... More 

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Mid-Atlantic
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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I like wetland areas in winter- no bugs, and the frozen shoreline makes the water's edge more visually interesting and more accessible. That is to say, you don't sink into the mud. My favorite area here is "Fossil Beach"- a small spit of sandy beach that has fossilized barnacles, scallop shells- it is a neat little area. For a good... More 

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North America
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Do miss this place it covers all you could wish for a well kept state park with lots to do trails ,canoes to go on ,picnic sites and a beach . Great for a family day out it is very well organized and caters to lots of interests visit there website to find out what is open when as the... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We hold a church retreat here every year to enjoy a scenic place for outdoor worship. There is plenty of room afterwards for picnics and grilling. Lots of outdoor space and clean restrooms. Plenty of perking, there is a parking fee.

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Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The park does a great job working with the public including free walking hikes where education specialist John Gresham helps you capture great images at the same time al; awhile learning about the history and the natural residents of the park. Treating bike trails too.

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