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One of the most beautiful and scenic drives in the eastern part of the US

Having lived in Tidewater area of Virginia for almost 40 years, I have travelled on the Colonial... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom L
Something You Must Experience

Cobblestone highway from Jamestown to Yorkstown and to Williamsburg. Very scenic route through... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wano16
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Herndon, Virginia
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  • Average2%
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“beautiful drive” (106 reviews)
“speed limit” (50 reviews)
“york river” (69 reviews)
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Yorktown, VA
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Reviewed yesterday

Having lived in Tidewater area of Virginia for almost 40 years, I have travelled on the Colonial Parkway well over 100 times. I never tire of the drive. The parkway connects Jamestown, Va and Yorktown, Va. It skirts both the James River and the York...More

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cobblestone highway from Jamestown to Yorkstown and to Williamsburg. Very scenic route through the area. A bit slower than highways, but worth it. You can image yourself in Colonial days. A must see and do.

Thank Wano16
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode our fat tire hybrids from Colonial Williamsburg to Jamestown. It was a beautiful ride with rolling hills (about 20 miles round trip). The road goes along the James River and the views are spectacular. There are plenty of places to stop along the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm into Scenic Drives of our great land. I find it amusing that so many people mention the 45 mph speed limit. No matter what Scenic Drive I'm on, there is always the annoyance and disrespect of speed demon drivers. What is your problem? Why...More

1  Thank James M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Colonial Parkway-goes right along the river to Williamsburg, and it just a beautiful ride. Scenic and historic-not to be missed!

1  Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Colonial Parkway is a beautiful drive that runs from Yorktown, through Williamsburg and then to Jamestown. The views along the York river are really nice. Speed limit is 45 mph. Lots of things to see and do along the way.

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this very scenic parkway from Yorktown to Williamsburg and then the parkway continues on to Jamestown Settlement. We truly enjoyed the views along the way. The parkway runs along the York River and then across the peninsula to the shores of the James...More

Thank FrequentTraveler1225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Yorktown visitor center to Jamestown on the parkway. Beautiful Sunday afternoon for a drive. Very scenic with places to stop along the way. Peaceful and relaxing.

Thank vcedell
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive along the Colonial Parkway runs beside the York River between Yorktown and Williamsburg. With a speed limit of 40 mph and no passing allowed, it is a most relaxing drive. Take time to view the river, appreciate the brick archways that span the...More

Thank Dick P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

.I love to take the Parkway at various times of the year. Within the next few weeks the Yorktown Onions will be in bloom. They are so unique and very lovely. Fall and spring are great tree watching and summer is great to see people...More

Thank ppark0927
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mary-ellen a
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Response from gdabs | Reviewed this property |
Williamsburg is right in the middle of the Parkway (goes from Yorktown to Williamsburg to Jamestown), so if you go one way you go directly to the Yorktown Battlefield, and if you go the other, you end up right at Jamestown... More
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Brenda I
22 June 2017|
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Response from Michael L | Reviewed this property |
Yes...of course. It is open year round and locals use it to avoid I-64 when it gets jammed up or they want a peaceful, easy drive. There are a lot of historical markers and pull-offs. I great place to go star gazing as the... More
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Maureen C
30 March 2017|
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Response from Rich M | Reviewed this property |
We typically cycle from Yorktown to Williamsburg, grab a bite at the Wine @ Cheese shop at Merchant's Square, then return back to Yorktown for Ben & Jerry's
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