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Mostly shady lovely drive gets you in the mood for colonial history

I think the Colonial Parkway is one of America's most peaceful byways. It goes from Jamestown to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
andywE7737LW
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St Louis, Mo, United States
Beautiful Drive

The Colonial Parkway is a beautiful drive through such a historically important area. Looking... read more

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ClevelandJane
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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  • Very good21%
  • 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

I think the Colonial Parkway is one of America's most peaceful byways. It goes from Jamestown to Williamsburg and Yorktown. It features stone bridges, few intersections, and is like a long drive through a lush park.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Colonial Parkway is a beautiful drive through such a historically important area. Looking forward to driving it during the fall!

Thank ClevelandJane
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took this highway from Williamsburg to Yorktown. Beautiful scenery and lightly travelled. Goes right along the water

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Colonial Parkway is a very scenic drive from Yorktown to Jamestown with Colonial Williamsburg along the way. You get great views of the York and James Rivers along the way along with the wildlife often out. I would offer that it is a bit...More

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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

Thank Jodi H
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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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mary-ellen a
15 August 2017|
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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
29 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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