Recreation & Tourism

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

Horse Racing & Betting

Thanks to Colonial Downs, horse racing returns to New Kent County. Wagering on Historic Horse Racing machines and pari-mutuel betting will soon be available. Not only that, returning are the great employment opportunities and economic activity generated by Virginia’s only pari-mutuel horse track. > Horse Racing

Award Winning Wineries

Where can you find three of Virginia’s finest wineries… in New Kent County.

Award winning wineries include New Kent Winery, Saudé Creek Vineyard, Gauthier Vineyard. > Wineries

Premier Golf

Located midway between Richmond and Williamsburg, you’ll find a one-of-a-kind golf experience in New Kent County. Premier golf courses include, Brookwoods Golf ClubThe Club at Viniterra, The Brickshire Golf Club, and Royal New Kent. > Golf Courses

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. > > Rivers

Parks and Trails

The New Kent County Parks and Recreation Department offers year-round organized recreational opportunities to individuals and families of all ages. Hiking, bird watching, and nature trails are available at Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve, Wahrani Nature Trails, and the New Kent Forestry Center. > Parks & Trails

Historic Landmarks

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. > Landmarks

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. > Cycling

Annual Events

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

Other Activities

The nearby Richmond and Hampton Roads areas abound with museums, symphonies, opera, ballet and theater. The drives to Virginia Beach, the Blue Ridge Mountains, or Washington DC will take about 90-minutes.