Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy the fresh air and wide open spaces of our historic resort. Make our resort your home base for exploring all the surrounding area has to offer. Discover exciting adventures, romantic escapades and plenty of family-friendly activities. From nature trail hikes to championship greens to exploring our 301-acre revolutionary city, adventure awaits just minutes from your room.

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Palace Garden Maze

This large hedgerow maze is located in the gardens behind the Governor’s Palace in the Historic Area. It’s quite large with 6 foot tall walls, although there are some cheat spots for folks who get really lost. Use your Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket to enter the Governor’s Garden Maze.

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Tennis Club

Tennis Club is conveniently located between the Williamsburg Inn and The Griffin Hotel. One hour of court time for guests of the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, The Griffin Hotel, and Colonial Houses–Historic Lodging.

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On-site Putting Green

Shed those unwanted and unnecessary strokes from your golf game by working on your putting, just steps from your accommodations, at our on-site putting green.  The putting green is located adjacent to the Social Terrace at the Williamsburg Inn. Bring your putter and golf balls and practice before heading out to the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.

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Bassett Trace Nature Trail

Identify birds or collect treasures. Take a self-guided Bassett Trace nature walk . The Bassett Woodlands are home to a collection of native plants and is a birding “hotspot” with over 40 bird species that can be observed seasonally.

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Virginia Capital Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail is a 51.7 multi-use, fully-paved trail that runs through 4 jurisdictions (City of Richmond, Henrico County, Charles City County, and James City County) with dozens of attractions along the way.

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Freedom Park

Nearby Freedom Park has a rich historic background dating back to the 1650s. This 600-acre forested retreat has over 20 bike trails and 2 multi-use trails, including a 1-mile ADA accessible paved trail. The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is located at Freedom Park featuring more than 800 species of native vegetation.

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James City County Marina

Bikes, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards available for rent at marina. Visitors can paddle along historic Powhatan Creek. Paddle the waterways where Captain John Smith and others traveled as they settled on Jamestown Island.

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Yorktown Beach

A stunning two-acre beachfront is waiting for you. Enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, or an evening stroll.

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Go Ape

A unique and highly interactive treetop adventure, Go Ape is located at Freedom Park minutes from Colonial Williamsburg Resorts. Guests can enjoy ax throwing, rope ladders, net bridges, trapezes, tarzan swings and zip lines.

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York River State Park

Home to more than 25 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Each month from May through October, moonlight canoe trips are offered on evenings with a full moon and starlight canoe trips are offered on evenings with a new moon.

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