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“Beautiful drive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colonial Parkway

Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Yorktown
Certificate of Excellence
McDonough, Georgia
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215 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a beautiful drive from Jamestowne to Yorktown (or vice versa). Easily accessed from a variety of locations allows you to pull off and enjoy the view of the river, or just grab a bite for lunch.

Visited June 2014
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Northern Alabama
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice drive with very good scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very good views of the waterway and some unique small bridges make this a nice drive.

This was a unique experience for me. I was not comforatble with the total lack of road markings. The road is wide enough for three vehicles but there are no centerlines or edge line markings. Nothing on the pavenment? So It's hard to know what pavement "belongs" to which driver? If you are used to not living by rukes and safety is of no concern then drive the best you can. I would not drive this road after dark because I wouldn't be able to tell where the edge of the pavement is or if the oncomming cars were across the centerline (since there is none).

Visited June 2014
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SE VA
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Scenic Drive to Jamestown & Williamsburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Scenic drive along parts of the York River & James River. Good view of the Naval Weapons Station docks in Yorktown which might have a Naval ship or two in. Watch your speed! The Park Police are out there.

Visited June 2014
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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211 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Nice Scenic Drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Colonial Parkway is a nice scenic and pleasant drive. There are a few spots to pull over and enjoy the scenery of the river or to lay out and Sun Bathe. If you have a day to kill this can be a pleasant way to spend it. You might want to pack a picnic basket and have lunch here ! There is no toll or charge but it is run by the Forest Service so don't get caught speeding and you might also want to keep a look out for the Colonial Parkway Murderer of the 80's - He was never caught !

Visited May 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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240 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“very scenic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Made a point of travelling along here, quite close the water with a couple of stopping off points to look at the river. Very pleasant.

Visited May 2014
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