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.
Award Winning Wineries
Where can you find three of Virginia’s finest wineries… in New Kent County.
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 Club, The Club at Viniterra, The Brickshire Golf Club, and Royal New Kent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.