Freedom Park

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John I
Clifton Park, NY774 contributions
This place is a gem when it isn't busy, but must be a bit crowded in the summer. We choose the trail #3 for a jaunt and it was just the right length. Part way down is the Colby Swamp, which had a nice flow over a man-made dam. However there was quite a bit of beaver activity to observe. They had chewed about a dozen trees down to make some construction near the dam. I truly want to go back and measure their progress.

There are numerous bike trails in the woods and they intersect the walking trail - so caution is advised. James City County deserves much credit for the design and upkeep of this free attraction.
Written January 15, 2022
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Jennifer B
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Couples
I've been coming to Williamsburg for over 20 years and this was my first visit to this park because I didn't know it was here. It's a local gem. We started in the interpretive center to use restroom, view displays, and pickup paper trail map. We then walked through the botanical gardens and enjoyed the plants. We then walked the paved trail #3. The 1 mile route was scenic and great exercise. This is a wonderfully kept park and no cost activity.
Written November 9, 2021
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Nic
Williamsburg, VA4 contributions
This is definitely one of my favorites park in town, with endless opportunities to enjoy outdoors with family and friends.
Written August 4, 2021
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Matt P
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This was a stellar experience and an adventure you must do when in the area. Our party has visited other Go Ape courses throughout the country and thought that this was the most beautiful natural environment. The course itself had varied obstacles for different levels of skill (and courage!). The instructors were attentive and helpful; from the check in process to the final zipline landing. Shout out to Haley for help with some ticketing confusion, Emily for explaining the Treetop Adventure course, and Hannah for making the climb up the Monkey Drop.
Written August 1, 2021
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TazsGirl
Ohio178 contributions
Couples
Beautiful park with shaded walking trails just minutes from our vacation rental. We enjoyed a stroll through the small botanical garden as well.
Written August 1, 2021
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Dave G
162 contributions
Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this park. From the botanical garden to the reconstructed houses of the early Free Black community, to the hiking and biking trails, you can easily spend several hours enjoying all that this park has to offer.
Written October 23, 2020
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Mary D
Salem, WV61 contributions
Friends
The botanical garden is incredible. No admission to walk through this beautiful place. Parking nearby and walk about 100 yards on a paved path to the garden and cemetery. Gated to discourage the bunnies and others from munching as you enter a magical space of fairy garden, succulent spaces, wild flowers and therapy garden. Even more as the blooms are amazing as they attract the butterflies and birds. Benches are available to sit and rest throughout, the stroll through the pebble lined spaces to pavers to soil paths is amazing. The garden care takers must be proud of their creation. Roses, hydrangeas, butterfly bushes, wild sunflowers, wild onions and more make you think of the magical world of Dr Seuss. The small water feature is cute as goldfish are present, the butterfly bench is perfect for a photo opportunity. Don’t miss visiting this space if you have the time. A well kept secret for nature lovers.
Written August 7, 2020
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Carol and Ray L
Lancaster, PA227 contributions
This review is mostly for the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens located in Freedom Park. This is a delightful very small gardens of about 2 acres. There was a variety of flowers and it was well kept and maintained by the congenial volunteers. We went to the gardens twice while on our trip to Williamsburg and spoke with two different ladies helping in the gardens. The Fairy Garden was a favorite with our granddaughters and one girl commented that it was her favorite activity so far on the vacation. There were many little paths throughout the garden that were fun to explore. There is no charge for visiting, but there is a donation box and on her own, our granddaughter wanted to put a donation in the box. Don't miss this little gem if you are in the area.
Written August 4, 2020
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Ron
Williamsburg, VA125 contributions
I am surprised that this park is not crowded when we visit with our 3 grandchildren. What a pleasure. The one thing I noticed when visiting, was the friendliness of the caretakers of the playground.
Written July 30, 2020
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Kate7mom
Eldon, MO81 contributions
Couples
So glad we found this park outside of Williamsburg. Very well maintained with a little botanical garden, settlers homes & nice visitors center. Some of the trails are paved. Others are in the woods & marked well and cleared nicely. There is a zip line at this park; although we did use it. Truly worth the scenic drive to this park.
Written October 11, 2019
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