I just can’t get enough of these fall leaves. That’s why I’m posting my soul candy photos two days in a row. In case you missed it, yesterday, I focused on fall foliage in Colonial Williamsburg. Today, I’m featuring the trees in a recreational setting – New Quarter Park in Williamsburg.
Visitors to CW (as the locals call it) who want to add some nature to their history or have the kids decompress on the playground can take a side trip to New Quarter Park, less than 5 miles from Duke of Gloucester Street. In addition to paved and unpaved trails and playground equipment, the park offers mountain bike trails, picnic shelters, disc golf (fee), interpretive programs, basketball, sand volleyball, kayaking, and canoeing. Those looking for a break from Colonial-era history can see the well-preserved Civil War redoubt and learn more about the Battle of Williamsburg.
Fall in New Quarter Park
Let the kids play as you enjoy the beauty of autumn.
Just couldn’t resist taking a picture of this gorgeous tree. Even if it is a non-native…
Many high school and community races are held in New Quarter Park. Visit the Colonial Road Runners website for the local racing schedule. They are a fun and active group. Make a 5K part of your Williamsburg itinerary. A race swag t-shirt would be a fun souvenir from your trip to Williamsburg!
The well-preserved Redoubt 12 was part of the Confederate defense lines during the Civil War. The Battle of Williamsburg took place near here on May 5, 1862.
The historian in me appreciates the cleverly named holes on the disc golf course. This one is a nod to Union General Winfield Scott Hancock’s “engagement” of the Confederate forces during the Battle of Williamsburg.
New Quarter Park is a great place to get some exercise and take in the natural beauty of the woods of Southeastern Virginia. Their nine wooded trails offer a great way to immerse yourself in the splendor of autumn and remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Check it out next time you are in town.
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