Your Williamsburg Getaway Will Encompass History & Outdoor Enthusiasm
If you're a guest of the Alice
Person House, you may be planning to see
Williamsburg -- as well you should.
But there's more to do in Williamsburg, a lot more. And if you're
a lover of the outdoors, our lovely city and the surrounding area offer
you a great many outdoor activities, from hiking, bicycling, golfing,
swimming, and so on.
Here are a few ideas to get your outdoor loving heart pumping:
If you love to walk or hike along forested trails, often along lovely
creeks and rivers, Williamsburg is the town for you.
For example, if you're a history and nature buff, checkout Jamestown
Island. You can walk, bike, jog or even drive along the island's
three- or five -mile trail. Be sure to explore "Olde Town," the site of
the excavation of the historic James Fort as well as the burial ground
of the original colonists, and "New Towne", which was developed after
1620. Many foundations of homes built in the early 1600s were excavated
in the 1930s and 1950s and replicas of those original foundations are
scattered throughout "New Towne."
If cycling is your first love, you must ride the Capital Bike Trail.
You can ride its entire eight miles from the Jamestown Settlement
to the Chickahominy River Bridge.
A little hot after your ride? Why not rent a canoe or kayak and paddle
along York River State Park? York River is a coastal estuary --
freshwater and saltwater meet here.
If you love to fish, try angling a line in the York River for the chance
to catch catfish, croaker, striper and even crabs. The nearby Taskinas
Creek offers anglers catfish and white perch.
Amusement parks are outdoors, so do they qualify as an "outdoor
activity?" If you say yes, then a visit to Busch Gardens Europe
and Water Country USA should be high on your list of places to
visit. Water Country, in fact, is the Mid-Atlantic's largest water park,
and offers park goers the chance to ride attractions that all have a
'50s or '60s surf theme.
If amusement parks are "outdoor activities," what about window shopping
outdoors? If this is your ideal outside activity, and especially if you
love Colonial America, then a visit to Duke of Gloucester Street and
Merchant's Square needs to be added to your to-do list. Filled with
retail shops and taverns with a Colonial feel, you can look at the
buildings and the outdoor reenactments,
shop and dine to your heart's
Garden lovers must stop by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. More than
2,000 trees, bushes and other plants surround herb gardens, a butterfly
garden, as well as a native plant garden. The garden also offers
visitors the chance to see a fernery, a wildflower meadow and a
Alice Person House will be glad to help you choose the
perfect outdoor activity for your visit with us. We also can help you
find bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals.