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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

Site Information

  • Seasons: All
  • Site Contact: (757) 898-2433, dorothy_geyer@nps.gov
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Facilities

Hiking Trails Interpretive/Nature Programs Parking

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Site CLP04: Colonial National Parkway

Description

The Colonial Parkway offers a tranquil 23-mile drive from Jamestown Settlement to Yorktown via Williamsburg. En route, the road passes through mixed woodlands interspersed with tidal channels and views of The Thorofare, the James River, and the York River. Numerous pullouts provide access to coastal woodlands, cordgrass marsh, thickets of Baccharus, as well as swimming beaches and fishing sites. Along the way, the road crosses marshes at Halfway Creek, King Creek, and Jones Mill Pond, where a number of waterbirds may be observed. Small pull-offs and parking lots facilitate roadside access to short trails through riparian woodlands along the parkway. Here, visitors can expect to find common avian residents and migrants.

Directions

Exit Jamestown Settlement parking lot, turn left, and enter the Colonial Parkway towards Yorktown.

Loop Map