It may be an 18th-century graveyard, the site of a Revolutionary War battle and the site of the earliest free black settlement, but by golly, there's still room for 20 miles of mountain bike trails, two miles of hiking trails and a botanical garden at Williamsburg, Va.'s Freedom Park (5535 Centerville Road)
Freedom Park in Williamsburg: Adventure on a New Level
By Sarah Pixley
If you really like challenges, though, the Go Ape adventure located inside the park will not let you down -- literally, since you'll gliding through the trees. The adventure park also features obstacle courses and a new treetop junior course.
For the history buffs, three historically accurate and recreated cabins (the Jackson Home, the Brown House and the Lightfoot House) located in the meadow tell of the nation's earliest free black settlement. All cabins are furnished with items authentic to the period, 1803-1850. The visitors' center houses some of the rare artifacts found when excavating the property.
Trail maps are offered in the visitors center or online. Freedom Park is open 7 a.m. to sunset daily. Call 757-259-4022 more more information.