York River State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The worm-eating warbler, common to Virginia’s Blue Ridge province, is also found in the coastal environment of York River State Park. After walking through the park’s forests, thick with mountain laurel and holly, shaded by chestnut oaks and American beech, hikers will agree with the songbird: This park feels a lot like Virginia’s mountain regions.
Most paths here lead through mature hardwood forests to overlooks onto the York River. Land underfoot holds evidence—pottery shards, arrowheads—of settlement dating from tens of thousands of years ago. Perhaps the park’s most interesting story is still being recorded—that of the Taskinas Creek Estuary, a vital marsh and hardwood swamp monitored by scientists as a gauge of the Chesapeake Bay’s health."