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“One of the great roads in the eastern US” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Colonial Parkway

Colonial Parkway
Yorktown, VA
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Yorktown
Type: Scenic Drives
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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“One of the great roads in the eastern US”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Lovely scenic road that connects Jamestown in the south with Yorktown in the north. Great history and great scenery--views along the James and York rivers, marshes, lakes, pull offs with historic markers. How can you top a road about 23 miles long with no lights, stop signs or billboards!! This has to be one of the most pleasant drives around--do not miss it. You can get on at various points along the route.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Williamsburg, VA
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“Relax away from trucks and speed demons”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Such a lovely drive with all the trees and views of the James and York Rivers. Beautiful fall colors, but nice any time of year. Great to get off busy highways and relas with45mph limits. Pack a lunch and stop at historic sites or just to enjoy the views.

Visited November 2012
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Williamsburg
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“Motorcycle Ride on the Parkway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Colonial Parkway is a great place to take a ride on your motorcycle, practically year-round. When it's hot, the tree canopy provides shade. When it's cold, the speed limit is 35-45mph, so you're getting where you need to without freezing. It's scenic along the York River and you can stop to experience our country's history along the way in the historic triangle, since it connects Yorktown and Jamestown.

Visited October 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Very relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Parkway is a wonderful way to stay in the 18th century mindset when travelling the Historic Triangle. The scenery is beautiful.

My only complaint is that some drivers don't seem to understand the concept of the Parkway. It has a posted speed limit of 45MPH, and is not intended for high speed travel. Several times I pulled off to the side just to let tailgaters past, and I was going 50MPH myself.

Visited November 2012
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Redwood City, California
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“A beautiful link between two historic sites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I drove from Jamestown to Yorktown on this roadway which is filled with wetlands and birds and animals of all descriptions. There are several Civil War emplacements to visit as well if you have the time.

Visited May 2012
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