You will be able to experience the York River Water Trail by boat (along the York), canoe or kayak. The lower portion of the York is quite wide, especially near the confluence with the Cheapeake Bay; adverse weather conditions can make it particularly dangerous for canoeists or kayakers. It will be important to plan your trip in advance, check local conditions and do not canoe, kayak, or boat beyond your abilities.
When on the river, you can fish, look for wildlife, visit riverside communities and historic sites, or just enjoy the surrounding landscape. There are several other Chesapeake Bay Gateways along the route, including Yorktown, Gloucester Point, York River State Park, and the Pamunkey Indian Reservation. Visit these sites to learn more about the York River and the Bay.
Be sure to consult a water trail guide (when completed), detailed maps and local conditions prior to any river trip! Follow all safety precautions.