Williamsburg is a place of history and natural beauty — and that makes it a wonderful place for long walks and bike rides. Some suggestions:
- Numerous bike and walking trails meander through Quarterpath woodlands and Greenspaces, past spectacular ravines and near Tutters Neck Pond. Many will eventually connect with tree-lined residential streets and “pocket” parks.
- History buffs will delight in exploring 22-acre Redoubt Park, in which two Civil War redoubts have been preserved. These earthwork forts once formed the Confederate Army’s line during the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862.
- Quarterpath Road is another historical treasure worth exploring. On an April night in 1775, British troops walked along this very road to reach Williamsburg in order to steal gunpowder and munitions housed in the Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street.
- Off-property parks to visit include the Capital Bike Trail, Waller Mill Park, the Colonial Parkway and the Historic Jamestowne Island Trail.
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