Local Events

Bethany United Methodist Church FREE Summer Music Camp

 

"Feel The Noise"

Bethany United Methodist Church will be hosting a FREE Summer Music Camp fro rising 6th through 12th graders. Musicians and music teachers will offer kids hands-on experience with drums, trumpets, keyboard, strings, handbells and voice. This five-day musical extravaganza will be held July 18th-July 22nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tee shirts and snacks will be provided. Come join the fun and find out what instruments inspire you to make a joyful noise. You may sicover your passion for music that will last a lifetime.

Registration is limited to 50 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to sign up at bethanyumc-gp.org. Deadline to register is Thursday, June 30th.

 

Yorktown's 43rd Independence Day Celebration

The public is invited to celebrate Yorktown’s 43rd Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4th. This free family-friendly event includes activities on Historic Main Street and also at the waterfront at Riverwalk Landing. Visitors can take advantage of special programming at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (additional tickets are required for non-York County, James City County, and Williamsburg residents).

 

4th of July Schedule of Events

 

  • 8 a.m.           The Yorktown Independence Day 8K Run/Walk (Virtual & In-person)

Location for Walk & Run: Tour Road near York High School

Race Day registration/t-shirt distribution begins at 7 a.m. Medals will be distributed at the finish line for first 600 registered runners.

                    **Please see additional race info below**

 

  • 9 a.m.           Patriotic Parade

Coordinated by VFW 824

Festive Music provided by DJ Ben Herrick

Locations: Water & Main Streets

 

  • 1 p.m.           Family Activities

Outdoor Games and Kids Activities – presented by Riverwalk Landing Business Association

                      Hot Dog Eating Contest - presented by Carrot Tree &

Toby’s Dog House

                      Location: Riverwalk Landing

 

  • 4 p.m.           Evening Event Parking Opens
                          Location: Yorktown Battlefield (Cook Road & Ballard Street)

                                 Will close at capacity

 

  • 4 p.m.           Patriotic Food Pavilion Opens

                     Location: Riverwalk Landing

 

  • 7 p.m.            Sounds of Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony
                          Location: Riverwalk Landing Performance Stage

 

  • 8 p.m.            Super Jazz Band Concert featuring Conni Ironmonger

                                 Location: Riverwalk Landing Performance Stage

 

  • 9:15 p.m.      Spectacular Fireworks Display

Location: Over York River – visible from Yorktown Waterfront & Victory Monument

           

**The York County Historical Museum is still accepting registrations for its annual Independence Day 8K Run/Walk and offers both in-person and virtual options this year. The 8 a.m. race takes place along the scenic roads and trails of the Yorktown Battlefield—the same path American and French allies took to win the last major battle of the Revolutionary War to secure our nation’s independence. Participants will begin and end on the tour road near York High School. Pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt and custom-designed medal (first 600) at the finish line. Registration is $40. You can pre-register by clicking hereRefreshments will be served at the finish line. Awards and prizes will also be given.

 

Important Parking Information

 

All-day street traffic blockades include Zweybrucken Road, Comte de Grasse Street, and Main Street (from Zweybrucken to Ballard). The Beach Picnic Area will also be closed to vehicular traffic. Pedestrian traffic only. Church, Nelson, Smith, and Bacon Streets will be restricted to residents only.

Beginning at 4 p.m., unless you are a Yorktown Village resident, Riverwalk Landing business owner, or have an official pass—you will not be able to enter Historic Yorktown. Visitors attending the evening activities must park on the Yorktown Battlefield at the corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street, which can be accessed by Cook Road or the Colonial Parkway. The Battlefield will remain open to the public until it reaches capacity.

Morning parade closures include Water Street (Read to Buckner) from 8:45 - 10 a.m., and Ballard Street (from Water to Main) from 8:45 - 10 a.m. Traffic coming into town off George Washington Memorial Highway onto Alexander Hamilton from 9 to 10 a.m. will also be directed away from the parade route. The town will re-open to traffic following the parade.

The Yorktown Trolley, the only form of public transportation in Yorktown, will run from approximately 10 a.m. (following the parade) until 5 p.m. It is free, air-conditioned, handicap accessible, and includes several convenient stops:

 

  • York County Courts & Office Complex
  • Intersection of Main and Ballard Streets (York Hall)
  • Riverwalk Landing
  • Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
  • Watermen’s Museum
  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

 

Additional Info:

Yorktown 4th of July Firework Parking Information

Fireworks will light up the sky over the York River on Monday,  July 4th in an annual community tradition.

The best places to view the show are along the Yorktown waterfront and at the Victory Monument on Main Street.

Due to the expected crowd, there are policies and procedures in place to make it an enjoyable experience for all those who visit.

The Yorktown Battlefield, located at the corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street, will be the location for free parking for the evening festivities, including the fireworks. It opens at 4 p.m. and will close once it reaches capacity. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. It is important to note that the walk from the Yorktown Battlefield to the waterfront is approximately one mile and includes hills and uneven terrain.

At the conclusion of the fireworks, Yorktown will be temporarily closed to incoming traffic, including any pick-up services, so that Sheriff’s Deputies may safely exit all vehicles. Depending on the crowd, the process should take roughly an hour.

Those requiring handicapped parking and special assistance are asked to report to Yorktown Middle School from 4 to 7 p.m. and must be checked in by 7 p.m. to take advantage of this service. Transportation will be provided for the disabled or special needs individual and one escort. Drop-off will be at Riverwalk Landing, approximately 200 yards from the performance area. Due to limited shuttle capacity, we politely request all other individuals in the party take a separate vehicle to park at the Yorktown Battlefield.

It’s important to note that once the shuttle is parked at the waterfront at 7:30 p.m., it will remain there until after the fireworks—with the first trip back to York Middle School beginning at 9:45 p.m. Return trips will take place until 10:30 p.m. Each person must possess his or her pass to board the shuttle.

While visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers, alcoholic beverages are prohibited. There will be several Yorktown restaurants open for business, and several to-go options at the Patriotic Food Pavilion, which will be open from 4 to 9:15 p.m. The food trucks and vendors will be set up at Riverwalk Landing and include local favorites like SMOKE BBQ, Kona Ice, Chef Joseph, D.A.R.E. tent, Ben & Jerry’s, Boyd’s Tasty Dogs, Pop’s Kettle Corn, Snack Attack, and Coastal Thirst. Pavilion proceeds support the York-Poquoson Sheriff Office’s D.A.R.E. program.

The free air-conditioned Yorktown Trolley will run from approximately 10 a.m. (following the parade) until 5 p.m.

Evening visitors are encouraged to enjoy the following activities:

 

  • 7 p.m.            Sounds of Liberty Bell Ringing Ceremony
                          Location: Riverwalk Landing Performance Stage

 

  • 8 p.m.            Super Jazz Band Concert featuring Conni Ironmonger

                                Location: Riverwalk Landing Performance Stage

 

  • 9:15 p.m.      Spectacular Fireworks Display

Location: Over York River – visible from Yorktown Waterfront & Victory Monument

 

Other Important Notes: Barbecue grills are limited to the National Park Service Beach Picnic Area with designated areas for the disposal of hot coals. The Beach Picnic Area is open to the public on July 4th, but closed to all vehicles the entire day.  It is also recommended that pet owners leave their dogs at home during the fireworks, as the heat, crowds, music, and fireworks can be upsetting for many animals.

           

Additional Info:

  • www.visityorktown.org
  • Facebook & Instagram:  @visityorktown

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Yorktown's Sounds of Summer Concerts

 

Yorktown’s Sounds of Summer concerts are back, at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown. The series runs Thursday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. through August 11th, with no concert on July 7. The ten-week series has an exciting schedule that includes some bands that are new to the waterfront including Cat5 Band, The Deloreans, and The Adrian Duke Project.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and enjoy dinner or dessert at any of Historic Yorktown’s waterfront restaurants including Water Street Grille, Carrot Tree, Umi Sushi, Ben & Jerry’s, Yorktown Pub, and Larry’s.

 

   
   
   
   

June 30

The Original Rhondels

July 14

The Deloreans

July 21

July 28

August 4

August 11

The Tidewater Drive Band

The Adrian Duke Project

Band of Oz

Slapnation

 

 

 

          Guests are permitted to bring their own blankets, chairs, and small coolers. No tables, umbrellas, or tents are allowed. There will be a dance floor, friendly games of Cornhole, and to-go food from rotating food trucks available for purchase.

Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout town. The complimentary, wheelchair-accessible Yorktown Trolley runs from 5 to 10 p.m. during every concert with a modified route that still includes some of the stops on the outskirts of town.

 

Additional Event Info:

  • www.visityorktown.org
  • York County Economic & Tourism Development: 757.890.5900
  • York County Weather Event Hotline: 757.890.3520

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2022 Yorktown Market Days

Winner of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best Farmers Market in Hampton Roads for three years running—Yorktown Market Days is your one-stop-shop for seasonal produce; fresh poultry, eggs, and milk; beef, pork, and seafood; artisan bread and scratch-made desserts; honey, jams, and sauces; flowers, plants, and herbs; coffee, tea, fresh-pressed juices, and wine; high-quality art; and even gourmet dog treats! With sweeping views of the beautiful York River, the location is both unique and memorable.

 

Yorktown Market Days has been serving the Peninsula for more than 15 years. The Market is a way for families of all economic backgrounds to access fresh, nutritious food as close to the source as possible—the region’s farmers, chefs, and food artisans. Yorktown Market Days is also a proud participant in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

 

This season includes 32 weekly markets with several themed Saturdays offering extended hours and additional fun activities such as live trade demonstrations, educational programming, performances by the Fifes and Drums of York Town, and family photo opportunities. Highlights include but are not limited to, the Pirate Invasion Market, Vintage Market, Fun in the Sun Market, First Responders Markets, Fall Festival, Harvest Festival, and Paws at the River. The Market runs Saturdays through the end of October, rain or shine, with the exceptions of May 7 and October 1

 

2022 Themed Markets

July 16: Fun in the Sun Market
August 6: National Farmers Market Week
September 10: First Responders Market

October 8: Fall Festival
October 29: Paws at the River Market
November 12: Maritime Festival
November 19: Harvest Festival
December 10: Mistletoe Market

 

Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots. The complimentary, wheelchair-accessible Yorktown Trolley starts at 10 a.m. on Market Days and makes several convenient stops throughout town.

 

Additional Information

 

 

 

Special thanks to the 2022 Barn Raising Sponsor State Farm Agent Mark Irwin and Cultivator Sponsor Langley Federal Credit Union. Additional recognition goes to Harvester Sponsor Amory Funeral Home for entertainment, Seed Sower Sponsor Parks Orthodontics for providing kid-friendly activities, and Friend of the Market Sponsor Fox Pest Control.

Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism Activities

 

FLOOR YOGA

Parks, Recreation & Tourism sponsors Floor Yoga on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Just Breathe Yoga on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Stewart Building is $35 per month.  Free Flow Yoga from 5:30-6:45 pm at the Whitcomb Lodge is $9 per day or $8 per day if registered for the whole month.  Floor Yoga is Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 at the Stewart Building and is $35 per month.

 

 

Remember pre-registration is required for all activities.  For more information on these and other activities call PRT at 804-693-2355, email prt@gloucesterva.info or stop by our office 6382 Main Street.  For online registration visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/civicrec

The Gallery at York Hall

The Gallery at York Hall is now open for the 2022 season with operating hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

The Gallery at York Hall is located at 301 Main Street in Historic Yorktown and is a cooperative effort between the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and York County.

The Gallery is managed by volunteer Sharon Owen and features the works of more than 300 local artists along with a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The staff of 30-plus volunteers serve the community by maintaining an information area for visitors, offering brochures, maps, and discounts, along with friendly service and hospitality. 

 

 

The Gallery remains one of the most unique locations to purchase one-of-a-kind Yorktown souvenirs, including items featuring the popular Yorktown Onion, Fifes and Drums of York Town, Revolutionary-era soldiers, and nautical-themed art. The spring/summer exhibits at the Gallery are:

 

 

 

JUNE - JULY

Photography Exhibit – featuring photographer Shirley Whitnack

June 5 – Compelling Instrumentals featuring Timothy Seaman, 1 to 3:30 PM

June 12 – Children’s Book Signing by Author Caroline Ward, 1 to 3:30 PM

June 26 & July 24 – Acoustical Guitar featuring Lou Vangieri, 12 to 2:30 PM

 

AUGUST

Pottery Exhibit

August 14 – Acoustical Guitar featuring Lou Vangieri, 12 to 2:30 PM

 

For more information, call the Gallery at York Hall at (757) 890-4490 or visit www.visityorktown.org for a complete listing of planned 2022 exhibits.

 

Yorktown Riverwalk Piers

Dock your boat and take advantage of our beautiful beach, restaurants, and special events!

The Riverwalk Landing Piers provide docking for overnight stays and transient boaters. Tie up and step ashore to grab a bite to eat or do a little shopping. Take advantage of prime parking on the water for our outdoor concerts, Yorktown Market Days, and festivals.

Notes for Boaters: The piers provide 1,200 linear feet of dockage. Electrical, water, and sewer pump-out is available pier side. The concrete floating pier system allows for a constant 28" above-water elevation. The depths at dockside range from 27' to 50' on well over 1,000 feet of dock frontage space. 

A second pier is located behind Riverwalk Restaurant and provides additional docking. This smaller pier offers similar amenities as the T-pier. Mooring balls are available for use if desired. A private shower and restroom facility is also provided for our guests who arrive by water.

 

For Additional Info:

·(757) 890-5900

Yorktown Trolley


Yorktown’s FREE Trolley Returns

The Yorktown Trolley is one of the best ways to see Historic Yorktown.
The Trolley alleviates the hassle of finding parking close to the waterfront, especially during peak tourist season. The overall route takes an estimated 20 to 25 minutes to complete, and riders can now download the SPOT ETA mobile app to view the estimated
wait time at each stop. While the transportation service is bookended
by the two main historical attractions of the
Yorktown Battlefield
Visitor Center
and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
,
there are several convenient stops in between including the Victory

Monument, Historic Main Street, Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown
Beach,
Watermen’s Museum, and the Courts and Office Complex.
Friendly drivers offer helpful information so riders can focus on the
scenery, the history, and where they want to have their next meal.

Each trolley is ADA accessible and includes an infotainment
system highlighting details about upcoming Yorktown events as well
as promotions for local businesses. Due to the federal mass transit

mask mandate, masks are required on the trolley through April 18th,
2022.

2022 Schedule

Now through September 5 (daily)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

September 6 – November 20 (daily)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule
November 25 – December 18
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each trolley can accommodate 28 seated and 19 standing passengers. The service
transports an estimated 95,000 passengers throughout Yorktown during its operating
season.

Additional Info:
www.visityorktown.org
York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-5900
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: Visit Yorktown

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Holiday Schedule
November 25 – December 18
(Friday, Saturday & Sunday only)
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each trolley can accommodate 28 seated and 19 standing passengers. The service
transports an estimated 95,000 passengers throughout Yorktown during its operating
season.

Additional Info:
www.visityorktown.org
York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-5900
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: Visit Yorktown

 

 

 

 

 

DAV Chapter 58 Gloucester

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 58, located in Gloucester, at 6265 Professional Drive directly behind XTRA99.

Their certified claims service officers can assist ALL Veterans and their dependants with submitting claims to the Veterans Administration. No appointment necessary, you'll need a DD214. Their hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 804-695-1558 for any information.

Middle Peninsula R.A.C.E. Open Enrollment

Middle Peninsula adults, don't let COVID derail your plans.

You can start today: Open Enrollment

  • Teacher facilitated subject specific instruction
  • Distance and Hybrid options
  • NorthStar Digital Literacy Test for certification
  • CDA Certification

Don't Delay, Register Today! All you have to do is:

  1. Call MP R.A.C.E. at 804-769-1156.
  2. Register for FREE Adult Education class. (ABE, ELL, GED)
  3. Study with us and get a scholarship to take the GED Test($120 value)
  4. Enroll in Digital Literacy or English language class.
  5. 2021 Career Pathway: (Child Development Associate Certification)

Call 804-769-1156 or visit mprace.org for enrollment and more information.

 

 

Newport News Park

12 Things You May Not Know About Newport News Park 

In 1966, the City of Newport News created a watershed around Lee Hall Reservoir to protect the quality of its water. That watershed was developed into Newport News Park. Since then, it’s been a gem in our city, providing trails, shade, a huge variety of wildlife, and much more. So much more, that you probably don’t even know about all this amazing park has to offer. We’ve outlined the Top 12 things you need to know about Newport News Park that will get you planning your next trip there as soon as possible!

1. It’s HUGE

One of the largest municipal parks in the United States, Newport News Park is nine times larger than New York City’s Central Park! At 7,711 acres, Newport News Park is an oasis in the middle of a large metropolitan city. The park is so large that it has its very own campground! 

2. It’s a great place to camp

Campers and outdoor enthusiasts find Newport News Park’s campground the perfect retreat. Its 188 campsites are spaciously arranged throughout the park’s natural woodlands. Camp here and you’ll be surrounded by many of the comforts of home, including electricity, heated showers, a laundry room, a small store for food and supplies, and 24-hour security. And, needless to say, pets are welcome, too!

3. It has an aero-model flying field 

Did you know that Newport News Park has an aero-model flying field? What’s that, you may ask? It’s a place for model aviation enthusiasts to fly their radio-controlled aircraft. The busiest flying times are usually Saturday and Sunday afternoons, weather permitting. The field has a paved 400-foot runway and a spacious 30-acre flyover area, along with bleachers for visitors and spectators.

4. It has miles of trails

The park also offers more than 30 miles of trails through forest, field, and marshland – with many native species to observe in their natural habitat. As you can imagine, the park is home to an incredible variety of native wildlife – deer, fox, raccoon and beaver, to name a few – all found in a thriving setting filled with lush woodlands, flowering meadows, and shimmering lakes. 

5. It has a center to rehabilitate wildlife 

The park even has a state- and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation program, located at the Discovery Center. The staff there provides care to hundreds of injured or orphaned animals annually, enabling the animals to return to their natural environments, healthy and self-sufficient. We like to think of the Discovery Center as a “temporary haven” for wildlife when they’re most in need. The center also has numerous educational exhibits on display, which are open to the public.

6. You can rent a bike for $3

If you enjoy cycling, bring your own bike or rent one from the campsite office to hit the park’s popular 5.3-mile hard-packed, flat-surface multi-use trail. Newport News Park shares a long stretch of border with the Colonial National Historical Park and several of the park's biking and hiking trails cross over into this historical area.

7. It has ties to the Civil War

Speaking of history, did you know that Newport News Park is the site of some of the best preserved Civil War fortifications, earthworks and redoubts in Virginia? During the American Civil War, the park was the site of Battle of Dam No. 1. In the days prior to the battle, Confederate forces constructed rifle pits and other earthworks from which they held off the Union Army.  Because of this, the park is a designated stop on the official Virginia Civil War Trails network.

8. It has numerous playgrounds and horseshoe pits

Families with small children will be happy to know that Newport News Park has FOUR playgrounds, including one specifically made for younger children (found in Picnic Area 2). With four certified courts for horseshoes, there’s no better place than Newport News Park to play horseshoes, too, especially if you want to keep your own lawn back home pristine! Just remember to bring your own horseshoes, as the park does not provide them.

9. It boasts archery, golf, and a Japanese Peace Garden!

Additionally, it has an archery range, two 18-hole golf courses, and an 18-hole championship disc golf course in the arboretum area. Floral gardens at the park include a Japanese Peace Garden with an authentic tea house!

10.  It’s a great place to go fishing

For water enthusiasts, fishing is permitted in two large freshwater lakes, along with canoe, paddleboat, and Jon boat rentals. And don’t worry about bringing your own paddles, oars, or personal flotation devices – they’re all included in the rental.

11.  There’s a team-building course 

Organized groups looking for a physical and a mental challenge are invited to make a reservation to take the park’s “Ropes & Initiatives Course.” It features a progression of more difficult tasks, similar to an obstacle course. It can be a powerful tool for enhancing group dynamics.  

12.   There are lots of FREE programs there

 

OK, now that we know what Newport News Park has to offer, let’s talk about the many FREE programs scheduled there on a regular basis! Who knew the park offered the following activities?  

1. Archery Safety Lessons – A park ranger presents this one-hour presentation to teach general archery safety tips and discuss the rules and regulations specific to Newport News Park. You’ll also learn more about the art of archery. Call 757-888-3333 for dates and to register.

 2. Bird Walks – Since 1965, the Hampton Roads Bird Club has monitored the park’s bird population on a regular basis. Join club members in the parking lot of Picnic Area 1 at 7 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month for some early morning birding. Take a stroll through the park and see what interesting species of birds live here. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!

3. Friday Night Adventures – Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you can bring your family to the Discovery Center at Newport News Park every Friday evening to learn about some of the amazing living creatures that make their homes in and around the park. Meet a park naturalist to discover facts about some of the park’s natural and historical features through nature walks, themed presentations, and hands-on activities. Topics range from beavers, snakes, and owls to bats, opossums, deer, raccoons, and other creatures inhabiting the park. 

4. Hayrides – Hop on a Saturday evening hayride to explore the park’s beautiful and diverse forest habitats. These family friendly adventures are led by park staff. Hayrides, which depart from the campsite office, are offered on select Saturday evenings between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Rides are free, but tickets are required and distributed at the Campsite Office on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes before each departure time.

5. Story and a Walk – Enjoy a fun nature story at the Discovery Center in Newport News Park and then take a short walk to discover what you can find around the park. Targeted toward preschool children and their caregivers, this program is held at 10 a.m. every second Wednesday of the month. 

6. Walking Club – This free walking program was created for adults over age 55 who want to get fit or stay fit. Walk through some of the parks most beautiful trails at 10 a.m. every Friday. Call 757-812-7905 to register.

Obviously, the only challenge you’ll have in visiting Newport News Park is selecting among all the fun programs and numerous things to do there! If you opt for one of the programmed activities, call first because a few of these activities are only offered during the summer months. For questions or additional information, call Newport News Park at 757-886-7912.

 

Riverside Hospice Agencies

Riverside Hospice Agencies are looking for volunteers for the Tappahannock and Gloucester offices. They are in need of patient companion volunteers, bereavement and spiritual support volunteers. 8 hours of free training is required and broken up in to two 4 hour days. Criminal background check and Tuberculosis test(covered by Riverside) are also required.

Becoming a hospice volunteer is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and others.

For more information call Frannie Bernard @ 804-443-6130, 804-693-1111 or email to frances.bernard@rivhs.com.

Newport News Tourism

Newport News Tourism adds Bike Trails to its Website

Cycling is a hobby that can be enjoyed year-round in Coastal Virginia! As such, Newport News Tourism is happy to announce that a new online resource is now available for cyclists to find a variety of bike trails in the city. The trails, which have been added to our website, are separated into three categories: Road biking, Recreational biking, and Mountain biking.

 The trails cover many miles of local terrain, with varying degrees of difficulty. From a leisurely 2-mile paved trail in Riverview Farm Park to the beginner/advanced/expert mountain bike trails in Harwood’s Mill, there is something for all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy!

A brief description of the six trails is provided, each elaborating on the scenic river views, wooded parks, historic homes, museums, lakefront areas, bridges, and urban streets you’re likely to encounter. 

Maps are available in two formats: Downloadable PDF files that can be printed and online/interactive maps accessible from the web.  The maps can be useful for planning your route in advance and include the following:

Road biking Route 1 – Local Favorite – 8 miles Route 1 – City Tour – 21 miles

Recreational biking Riverview Farm Park – 2 miles Newport News Park – 5.3 miles

Mountain biking Lake Maury Natural Area – 5 miles Harwood’s Mill – 5.9 miles

To make sure everyone takes the typical precautions when biking, we’ve also included a “Bike Safety” tab on the website, which includes basic bicycle rules of the road and cycling tips. For more information, click on “Bike Trails” from the home page of our website at www.newport-news.org.

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