No more boat rentals until April. The interpretive interns and volunteers have all gone home. And the Holidays are upon us.
This time of year, visiting a York RiverState Park.
Take advantage of the occasional warm spells
While peak foliage season has past, there are still some colorful leaves hanging on the trees in the crisp autumn air. Fewer leaves help make spotting some birds, such as woodpeckers, a bit easier. With no Bald Eagles are seen more frequently along the shoreline. Birders who like waterfowl enjoy this time of year at the park.
Cold weather is prime for waterfowl watching
York River was named one of the Top 5 State Parks for Winter Hikinglast year. The Taskinas Creek Trail should be on your bucket list this season. Panoramic views of the valley can be seen from thefive marsh overlooks. he elevation changes on thistwo mile trail will challenge even the most seasoned explorers. Looking for something longer with a larger body of water? Hike, the Riverview Trail for a remote and dramatic view of the York River shoreline.
The view from a trail overlook
Bikers and horseback riders can make use of our multi purpose trails, or explore pathways made especially for them. The Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association have been instrumental in maintaining our bike trails and creating the new Bobcat Run. Equestrian volunteers have also helped to keep the Meh-Te-Kos Bridle Trail and Challenge Loop popular for riders from near and far.
Plenty of room for all adventurers
Please keep in mind that York River State Park will be closed to the public on November 12th and 13th and December 3rd and 4th, 2012 for our wildlife management programs. For your safety, please do not enter the park by any means. Other than these dates, you are more than welcome to take a ride or stroll along the waters.If you are looking for a place for a self guided "Black Friday Hike," we are open on November 23rd!
Enjoy the off season
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park.