Scenic Routes: Colonial Parkway Provides Gentle Drive through Early America

Colonial Parkway Williamsburg

photo via Ken Lund on Flickr

Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Length: 23 miles
View Route: Yorktown Victory Center to Jamestown Settlement via Colonial Parkway

Overview:
If you're traveling in the southeastern Virginia region, be sure to check out the Colonial Parkway, a picturesque 23-mile stretch connecting the "historic triangle" of Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg. In addition to providing access to the area's impressive cultural offerings, the Parkway is bookended by the James and York Rivers and winds through pine forests and wetlands. The Parkway’s short length makes it perfect for a casual Sunday drive or, if you’re staying longer, you can use the road as an easy and scenic way to access the area’s many attractions.

Points of Interest:
Jamestown Settlement
Colonial Williamsburg
Yorktown Battlefield
Berkeley Plantation
Virginia Living Museum
Busch Gardens Theme Park
The Williamsburg Winery

Seasonal Notes:
Drive the Parkway from late March through April and October through November to enjoy comfortable temperatures and vibrant seasonal colors.

Before You Go:
In addition to the points of interest listed above, the Williamsburg area features biking, hiking, golf, fine dining, and much more. Before you hit the road, update your vehicle’s navigation system map. Each map update includes the latest points of interest as well as new and modified roads throughout the United States.

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