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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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Cool fossilized shells and trails

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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177 reviews 177 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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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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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Barhamsville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love to go to York River State Park for the views and the many walking trails. The trails are wide and there are even workout stations along some of them. It's a great place for couples, families and kids.

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Lawton, Michigan, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Took the driving tour and then stopped to see various sites...including the indoor state park museum...great introduction to the area . Took an excellent tour led by a park ranger, explaining the battle of Yorktown while showing us where it was fought...lots of good info...well-presented...(and she did this presentation with a couple of school groups present as well...and still we... More 

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We made it around town on the Segway and I believe that is the only way to travel. What a lot of fun. Of course we tried the Segway back home first to make sure we could ride and control them. Just a grand way to tour a town.

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El Paso, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What a great way to welcome autumn to the area, with a touch of yellow to the marsh grasses and a sprinkle of red on the forested maples. I think this state park is a good place to visit, rating it as good= between Ok and very good. Though from the parking area this park appears small, there are miles... More 

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