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York River State Park

5526 Riverview Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188-6732
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Ranked #18 of 51 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed having such a beautiful place so close by. A great destination for a motorcycle ride. The horse trails can keep you riding for hours on a nice spring or fall day.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My kids love this place once they get over the 1/2 mile or so hike it takes to get down to Fossil beach. Bring shoes you don't mind getting dirty if you are going to look along the sand for shells that may contain some imbedded fossils. Don't visit during high sun as the river bank is exposed and becomes... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been here once before several years have gone by, now our 9 yr olds really enjoyed it. The river is quite big here.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family hiked here for about 2 hours, ages 14 to 55. Not difficult, the views were good at points, and there was some wildlife in the way of birds, small lizards and other little critters. We all had a good time. The one complaint we had were the copious amounts of ticks. Just a ridiculous amount. I went hiking/camping/mountain... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We live in Williamsburg and hike a lot. York River has outstanding hiking trails with wonderful and scenic views. If you like to hike, I would recommend both York River and Waller Mill.

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Herndon, Virginia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice state park near Williamsburg. Lots of nice shady hiking trails, playgrounds for the kids, visitor center. Modest $3 fee (4 on wknd). Boat rentals & fishing. Fossil Beach has lots of shells and fossils for kids to explore, but you can't take anything with you.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

So pretty, can walk along the beach. Local photography club comes out once a month for photo shoots. Peaceful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Some nice walks on the river. Also ability to tour\rent watercraft. Separate trails for horses, biking and walking, so it is a bit limited on where you can go depending on your activity.

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Detroit, MI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Liked -Well marked paths through the woods, along the coast, hunting for fossils and having fun with the grandchildren!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Very nice state park. Lot's of trails that lead to interesting sights. My family especially liked the fossil beach. This park offers a lot of educational opportunities and is suitable for both teens and young children. Only open during the day, no camping available. Has a small but interesting discovery center and clean bathrooms. Some very nice scenic views as... More

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