Outdoor Fun

Whether you’re a hiker, biker, kayaker, power boater or beach lover, York County is your outdoor recreation destination. Historic Yorktown’s mile-long pedestrian Riverwalk is the perfect place for casual strolling or serious power walking. You can catch your supper at the fishing pier, dock your boat at the Riverwalk Landing pier, let the kids participate in Captain Mayhem's School of Piracy or book a sunset sailing cruise aboard the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity.  Enjoy an ideal getaway with your own private party of up to six people with a leisurely cruise with Let's go Sail.


Arrange to rent a bike and enjoy riding around the Yorktown National Battlefield, the historic village or up the Colonial Parkway. Enjoy guided Segway adventure tours of the village in all seasons, on any day that weather permits. Enjoy the water with a sailing adventure, rent a kayak or paddleboard, or make your own fun on the beach.  Benches lining the walk offer visitors the chance to sit and admire the natural beauty of the York River.

York County Blueways offer plenty of opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. You can launch a canoe or kayak from the beach in Yorktown and from New Quarter Park in upper York County near Williamsburg. Boat launches at Old Wormley Creek Landing, Rodgers A. Smith Landing in Tabb and Back Creek Park in Seaford accommodate canoes and kayaks.

Parks throughout the county offer lighted softball fields, lighted regulation baseball fields, basketball courts, and more. Hikers appreciate miles of trails through mature forests, meadows, ravines and tidal wetlands at New Quarter Park. Also available are trails for mountain biking and family biking, an 18-hole disc golf course, horseshoe pits, basketball and sand volleyball courts, a softball field, picnic shelters, and a large playground. Back Creek Park offers six regulation-size tennis courts and Charles Brown Park offers a very nice community center for indoor events. The McReynolds Athletic Complex on Route 17 features 13 lighted athletic fields for soccer, baseball and softball. This park also offers three concession/restroom buildings, playgrounds, a 1.8 mile multi-purpose path and a bike lane.

For more information about York County parks and recreational facilities, call 757-890-3500, or visit the York County Parks and Recreation website.


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