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Things to Do
James City County Tourism
James City County has a variety of attractions for anyone to explore – from Historic Jamestowne filled with the stories of the first settlers to an award winning winery and the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park.
Explore our website and discover what makes James City County a great place to visit!
REC Connect is a year-round youth and teen program that offers safe and enjoyable summer camps, before and after-school and school break experiences.
Water Recreation on the Chickahominy River
Chickahominy Riverfront Park features a boat ramp to launch personal watercraft and it’s also available for use 24 hours a day.
Fishing at Chickahominy Riverfront Park
The park offers a 290-foot lighted fishing pier that’s available for use 24 hours a day and a catch-and-release pond.
Freedom Park Trails
This 600-acre forested retreat also features approximately 2 miles of multiuse trails, including a 1-mile ADA accessible paved trail, and more than 20 miles of mountain bike trails.
Freedom Park Settlement
Freedom Park is home to one of the nation's earliest Free Black Settlements in America from 1803-1850.
Go Ape at Freedom Park
Freedom Park is home to the GoApe Treetop Adventure Course and Treetop Junior Course.
Freedom Park History
Freedom Park is the site of an 18th Century cemetery, the Revolutionary War Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary and a 17th Century domicile.
James City County Recreation Center
James City County offers a variety of swimming and water fitness classes for ages 5 months to adults. More than 150 classes are available monthly.
Wander along this 3.5-mile nature trail that loops through a landscape of beaver ponds, wetlands and forests.
Amenities include a 0.6-mile paved ADA accessible multiuse trail, sand volleyball courts, lighted basketball courts and tennis/pickleball courts, Wi-Fi connectivity and lots of open space.
Kidsburg features separate play areas for children ages 2-5 and 5-12, a ship replica, swing areas and a zip line.
The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is located at Freedom Park.
Greensprings Interpretive Park
Over 200 species of birds have been documented on this site, which is part of the Virginia Birding Trail.
Fishing at Diascund Reservoir
Diascund Reservoir is open to the general public for boating access and fishing.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Chickahominy Riverfront Park features over 120 campsites, including campsites that accommodate large groups.