2218 Jamestown RoadWilliamsburg, VA 23185
Hiking is available on all open phases of the Capital Trail. When complete, hikers will be able to hike all 54 miles of the trail. Currently, only 20 miles of the trail are open. You have the opportunity to hike along historic route 5 on a smooth, paved path.
Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park
Civil War Trails site. Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park is a 24-acre site located on the James River and accessible from Route 5 via Wilcox Wharf Road. This is a great place for fishing, bird watching and picnicking. The park is home to eagles, blue heron and other waterfowl. Park amenities include a picnic area, comfort station, fishing and birding pier and a short swamp boardwalk leading to a wooded trail. The park has separate entrances for the upper and lower levels – don’t miss half of the park.
- Season/Hours: /
- Location:37° 19.170, -77° 05.945
Westover Plantation and Gardens
National Historic Landmark. Civil War Trails site. Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail site. Westover is one of the most elegant colonial plantations. It was built about 1730 by William Byrd II, found of Richmond and Petersburg, and is widely known for its superb proportions and the finest 18th century iron gates in this country. Self-guide grounds tour includes a walled garden, original dependencies and original site of Charles City Courthouse and Westover Parish Church and graveyard.
- Season/Hours: Open Daily/9 am to 6 pm
- Fee: Call: (804) 829-2882
- Location:37° 18.664, -77° 09.097