Top scenic drives: Colonial Parkway from Jamestown to Yorktown
Stretching from Jamestown to Yorktown, the Colonial Parkway is one of the country’s best scenic drives and a true Virginia treasure. At about twenty three miles long, this scenic roadway meanders through Greater Williamsburg’s top attractions and takes sightseers through some of the most beautiful natural resources the area has to offer.
Jamestown to Yorktown
Part of the Colonial National Historical Park, the road twists through panoramic views of marshes and rivers, around tree-lined curves, and through historical sites. The speed limit is 35-45 MPH with three wide lanes, few cars and no semi trunks. Numerous pull-offs are located throughout the route with site markers and descriptions. There are even places where visitors can park and explore on foot.
Make a day of it, pack a picnic lunch, and explore the scenic drive from Jamestown to Yorktown. There is no better way to see the best of Williamsburg. Take a video driving tour of the Colonial Parkway here!
Map of the Colonial Parkway
Some of Williamsburg’s most popular attractions are easily accessible via the Colonial Parkway. You’ll have easy access to:
- Jamestown Settlement
- Jamestown Visitor Center
- Jamestown Island
- Jamestown Beach & Event Park
- James City County Marina & Billsburg Brewery
- Capital Parkway Beaches / College Creek
- Jamestown-Scotland Ferry
- Colonial Williamsburg
- Yorktown Battlefield & Visitor Center
- Riverwalk Landing
- Yorktown Beach
- Capital Bike Trail & Greensprings Walking Trails
- See more: Top 10 Things to Do in Williamsburg