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York River State Park

Williamsburg, VA

The unique estuarine enviornment is found at this 2,550 acre park serves as a nursery for the marine life throught the Chesapeake Bay. Taskinas Creek and the surrounding marsh within the park are designated as a Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve System in Virginia

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York River State Park
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York River State Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The Taskinas Trail was great, beautiful views throughout the trail. Looking forward to exploring more of the park.

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Waller Mill Resevoir & Tower Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

accidentally submitted my review before I was done.

...the view from the lookout tower is amazing.

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Waller Mill Resevoir & Tower Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

LOTS of elevation changes, some are a bit difficult to traverse (either angle, sandy soil, tree roots, etc). Lots of tree roots across the paths make footing tough at times - ankle support is a must. Made the hike with the whole family though (Wife, sister, 3 y/o hiking, 14 m/o on my back, the other 5 kids from 6 to 16 on foot) With minimal complaint from the little ones. Older kids had a blast. Great trail when you're ready to step up your challenge level. The view from the look outtower

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Greensprings Greenway Trails
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy level trail with various loops. It connects with an asphalt trail for bikes so be mindful. If you stay off of the asphalt the trails are fully shaded. Great for dogs on a leash.

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Loop 5 New Quarter Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

It's a short and easy hike. The woodland views are nice, but unremarkable. I would recommend combining loop 5 with another loop. Overall an enjoyable hike.

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Fossil Beach
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50 Completed 6 Reviews

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Night Hike At York River State Park
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656 Completed 645 Reviews

This part of the York River is beautiful by daylight but even more at night. Many Virginia State Parks have ranger led night hikes. York River State Park is no exception. We had to run the las half mile because the sky started flashing and booming. I made it to the car with only about 3 drops of rain. There were bats, bugs, two deer, a skunk, and much more. Some of my pictures came out too dark, but others are okay.

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New Quarter Park
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8 Completed 3 Reviews

I rode this on a BMX bike so it was tuff but fun... Lots of obstacles and sharp turns and SHADY which is great on a hot day...

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York River State Park
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656 Completed 645 Reviews

I had planed on spending the day Saturday but it rained all day. Why hike in the rain if you don't have to? So I went today and it was sunny and cool Perfect hiking weather!!! It was so beautiful. The trees had small leaves and the dogwood were in bloom.

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