New Kent County, Virginia  Economic Development Authority

Recreational, Cultural & Historical Activities

No matter what your interest is,
you can enjoy a multitude of active
and passive activities in and near
New Kent County.

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Outdoor Activities

Parks and Recreation

The New Kent County Parks and
Recreation Department
year-round organized recreational
opportunities to individuals and
families of all ages including: youth
classes and sports leagues, adult classes
and sports leagues, and trips to
area attractions.

Annual Events

Annual Events include; festivals at Rockahock
 festivals at Ed Allen's
Campground; fly-ins at New Kent Airport;
car shows; wine festivals and
The Sports Backers Uncorked Half Marathon.


Hiking, bird watching, and nature trails are available at Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve, Wahrani Nature Trails, and the New Kent Forestry Center.

Camping, Boating, and Fishing

Camping, boating, and fishing at Rockahock Campground and Ed Allen’s Campground. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, waterskiing and other water sports on the surrounding rivers, Chickahominy, Pamunkey, and York, three of the state´s most pristine waterways.

A Great Place to Cycle

New Kent is the first county in Virginia to have fully mapped and signed bicycle routes. These bike routes, range from 15- to 100-miles in length and start and end at the New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center on Vineyards Parkway at I-64 Exit 211. Download Bike Maps Here.

Premier Golf

Premier golf courses include, Brookwoods Golf ClubThe Club at Viniterra, Royal New Kent Golf Club, and The Brickshire Golf Club.

Horse Riding

Horse enthusiasts can enjoy a leisurely ride or take lessons at a number of local stables.

Arts & Culture

The nearby Richmond and Hampton Roads areas abound with museums, symphonies, opera, ballet and theater.

Historic Attractions

New Kent is also home to historic St. Peters Episcopal Church where Martha Dandridge Custis and George Washington worshiped. Historic attractions like Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Civil War Battlefields are about 30-minutes away.

Other Activities

The drives to Virginia Beach, the Blue Ridge Mountains or Washington DC will take about 90-minutes.