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“Enjoyable Motorcycle ride” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colonial Parkway

Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Motorcycle ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Rode the parkway as part of a longer ride. Much of the road has trees on each side so is shady but the portions closer to Yorktown give you nice views of the river. Very relaxing as most of the rode is 45 mph.There are some 35 mph stretches so be on the lookout. BEWARE as there were police at each of these with radar.

Visited July 2013
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Hampton, Virginia
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127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“" a relaxing drive"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

What is there to not like about the Colonial Parkway. It's a scenic, enjoyable, learning drive. There are historic markers along the Parkway for the history buffs. The sunny and shady drive stretches from Yorktown, through Williamsburg, on to Jamestown. The Colonial Parkway is truly " a relaxing drive".

Visited June 2013
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Williamsburg
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Spectacular views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Scenic route along waterways with plenty of turnouts and some beach access. Green everywhere in spring, color everywhere in fall. Don't miss this when you are in the area!

Visited June 2013
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Yorktown, Virginia
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100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very Peaceful and Serene Drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you google the Colonial Parkway, most likely some historical information will pop up about the 1980's infamous Parkway murders. Don't let this scare you away from taking a drive on this beautiful parkway. I suggest you travel it during the day and avoid any nighttime travel as it is very dark and there are extensive distances between where you can enter and exit. During the day you will see beautiful scenery of the York river and lush foliage.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Secluded, pretty and quick”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Good: No billboards, storefronts or traffic lights; just trees, creeks, inlets and water.
Very direct because of the limited access and makes it easy to get between Yorktown and Williamsburg (and beyond).
It's wide, essentially three lanes, so it's easy to pass dawdlers. There are no lane markings though, which takes a minute to get used to.

Bad: I expected more in the way of historic markers and places to pull off. There were a few, and, to be fair, we didn't stop at any of them, but I sort of envisioned something more like the Petersburg driving tour that would guide you to points of interest about the Yorktown encampment or the battle or other historic events.

Visited July 2013
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