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New Quarter Park

Description

This historic site along Queen’s Creek in York County offers a variety of wildlife habitats with its 545 acres and is located approximately 3 miles from historic Williamsburg. This site is rich in both human and natural history; you might spot a colonial artifact or Miocene fossil on your visit. The mature woodland and open meadows provide habitat for migrant songbirds as well as butterflies, reptiles, and amphibians. The tidal creek is habitat for long-legged waders and shorebirds. Be sure to check for nesting osprey atop the channel markers. In the fall and winter scan the creek for wintering ducks. The Williamsburg Bird Club regularly schedules walks in the park.

Directions

Physical Address: 1000 Lakeshead Drive, WilliamsburgVA 23185

From Williamsburg, take the Colonial Parkway east towards Yorktown. Exit Hubbard Lane/ W. Queens Drive, making a right turn onto Hubbard Lane/ W Queens Drive. Travel 0.2 miles, then turn right onto Lakeshead Drive. Continue 2.2 miles to the park.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Park office: 757-890-5840, parksandrec@yorkcounty.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Free, daily 8am-dusk April 1 - October 29. Please see website for winter hours.

Birds Recently Seen at New Quarter Park (as reported to eBird)

  • Mourning Dove
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Environmental Study Area
  • Fee
  • Food
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms