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Yorktown Battlefield Hike - 4 miles - Save the Date!

UPDATE:

Directions/Where to meet Sunday morning:

Yorktown Victory Center : 200 Water Street, Route 1020, Yorktown, 23690
GPS Coordinates:
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I am sure most of you will use your Garmin, but I wanted to give you the directions on how I will be getting to the meeting location.

1. I-64 East

2. Exit 247 - Yorktown Naval Weapons Station exit

3. Turn left at the stoplight at the exit

4. You will pass the gate for the base (which will be on your left). Keep going straight and follow signs for Yorktown Victory Center (red, white and blue with a flag on it).

5. You will come to a big intersection with stoplights and a 7-11 on the corner to your left, get over in the left hand turning lane. Turn left. (I point this out b/c the Yorktown Victory Center sign is on the right so you may get tricked into staying in the right lane. Don't. Turn at 7-11.

6. You stay on this 2 lane road and drive by houses then a deep wooded area. As you come out of the wooded area- be on alert! You will be turning soon.

7. On your right will be the Yorktown Victory Center entrance. (picture below)

8. Instead of turning right into the center, you are going to go about 10 feet, and turn left.

9. Once you turn left, you will drive less than a 1/4 of a mile and turn right into the parking lot. It sits right on the water.

You have arrived!!

10. If you see the sign "Welcome to the Colonial Parkway" you JUST passed us. Turn around.

My cell is:[masked]-5379. I will be going to WaWa at the Sandston exit to get lunch to bring with me on Sunday morning. If folks want to meet there around 9 and follow, please shoot a message.

Thanks! Janice

 

Did someone day roadtrip? Want to explore the beautiful Yorktown waterfront and battlefield with Weston?

We haven't done an out of town hike, so I am giving this a try to see what the interest level is this type of adventure. Yorktown is about an hour away from downtown Richmond on I-64. I have scouted out what I think is a visually beautiful hike for us to take in Yorktown. We will meet at the beginning of the Colonial Parkway and head down the Waterman's Boardwalk by the water. From there we will take the trail up onto the battlefield and take in some sights of cannons and an old fortress. From the battlefield we will head into town to see the Liberty Statue and view the old houses from the 1700's. Then it is back down to a very cool secluded beach area for some play time before heading back to the cars.

Yorktown is very dog friendly and a relaxed environment. The hike will be on-leash and we will have some playtime on the beach (off-leash or bring a long lead). I encourage you to pack a lunch as there are picnic tables water-side and on the battlefield if you wish to stay a little longer and enjoy the views. While there are restaurants, there are no "fast-food" places to grab something and take it outside. Unless you count Ben and Jerry's ice cream! There are a few shops along the boardwalk area if you want to do some shopping too. I encourage car-pooling if your dog enjoys company. We can post availability on the Meet Up page of folks who are interested.

I will post clearer directions of where I want us to meet as we get closer, I just wanted to get this out and on the calendar since it is a travel hike. I would like to get at least 6 folks to secure the hike to make it viable for us to go. If not, we will try again later.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

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  • Janice A.

    Nova, Kyla, Alex, Hannah, Ellie, Newton, Penny, Winston, Ella, Hope, Mason, Kona and Weston went on a history hounds hike this morning exploring the battlefield at Yorktown. It was a little windy by water, but we quickly made our way to the cannons, Liberty Statue and olde town area before hitting the beach to catch a few waves! Thank you to everyone who made the trip today- hope you had a great time! See you on your next hike!

    Pictures posted here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.282967161866632.1073741929.155986301231386&type=3&uploaded=79#!/pages/Canine-Adventures-Human-Adventure/[masked]

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Juanita

      Thanks again Janice! Fascinating hike...and we had a GREAT time!

      March 23, 2014

  • Ann

    Hi Janice, Nova and I would like to join in as well. We would like to use our free hike card.

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Thanks for letting me know, Ann! See you tomorrow!

      March 22, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Ann- you just passed us! Come back to the Victory center entrance. Call me-[masked]

      March 23, 2014

  • Janice A.

    I have posted the directions to the location we will meet on Sunday in the hike details so it is easier to access. See you Sunday!

    March 20, 2014

  • Lynn P.

    By the way thanks to every one that was at Bryan park for letting moose lead. He is a Alfa dog and love to lead but not lead. He was really into it.

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Janice, Chief is sick so Hans is going to stay home with him, but Penny and I will still be coming. Not sure how to cancel since I'm Hans' "guest"

    March 17, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Sorry to hear about Chief, I hope he is doing ok. I will take care of the spot and will issue a refund after the hike. It's easier to do them all together.

      March 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That'll work!

      March 18, 2014

  • Jennifer M.

    Bummer - we will be out of town! Hope all enjoys!

    March 15, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Weston and I miss you all!! Hope to see you soon!

      March 18, 2014

  • Paige

    Hi Janice, Cornelius and I are not going to be able to make it. My grandmother wants us to visit with her this weekend. I would love to do more road trip adventures in the future!

    March 17, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Hi Paige! Enjoy your visit with your grandma! We will miss having you two along but will see you soon!

      1 · March 18, 2014

  • Emily & F.

    If something opens up I'd like to go :)

    1 · March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fun!! We'll be there!

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Looking forward to seeing you guys!!

      March 13, 2014

  • Amanda A.

    Hope is excited to explore somewhere new!!! Yay!!!

    2 · March 13, 2014

  • Juanita

    What a GREAT idea!! I, too, would like to attend and I'm going to use my free hike card.

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Sounds fantastic! I have you marked down on my list!

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam and I think this is a great idea Janice and will be lots of fun!

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Yay! So glad your whole gang is coming!

      March 13, 2014

  • Amanda A.

    This sounds great. Looking forward to another great canine adventure.

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Thank you! I think we will really enjoy the venue!

      March 13, 2014

  • Kimberly Y.

    Hannah and I would like to RSVP and use our free hike card as well. Sounds like FUN!!

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Excellant! Hannah is going to love it!

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Kelly G.

    Wish I could be there, but I am out of town that day. Maybe another time!

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Janice A.

      It was great seeing you Saturday morning on the trails!

      March 13, 2014

  • Paige

    Hi Janice, I would like to attend and use my free hike card. Thanks!

    2 · March 13, 2014

    • Janice A.

      Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing you again! It's been too long!

      March 13, 2014

  • Janice A.

    Wow! Thank you everyone for the great response to an out of town hike! Looks like we are going to have a great turn-out which equals great fun! Weston is super-excited about all of friends coming!

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Juanita

    Since three of us are using our free hike card, there are now really only two spots still available. Correct?

    1 · March 13, 2014

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