It always amazes me how many Richmonders have never heard of York River State Park. It’s less than an hour drive from here, on the eastern side of Williamsburg, and it’s absolutely beautiful. If you’ve never been, there’s a good chance to check it out coming up. Maybe take the kids for something different as summer winds down.
York River SP’s Estuaries Day offers canoeing, kayaking, fossil hikes and wagon rides focusing on Taskinas Creek on Saturday, Aug. 24. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge for the event, however there is a $3 per car parking fee during festival hours.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science boat will offer tours provided there are enough advance registrations. You can register by calling the park at 757-566-3036. Kayak and canoe trips are offered on a first come, first served basis with sign-up available the day of the festival. There is no charge for any of the boat tours or trips.