New Kent and the surrounding counties offer water recreation and fishing, golfing, biking trails and nature preserves , wineries, and much more. Dining and shopping opportunities about in nearby Williamsburg, West Point, or Richmond.


Brickshire Golf Club
11010 Kentland Trail, Providence Forge
(804) 966-7888

Brookwoods Golf Club
7325 Club Drive, Quinton
(804) 932-3737

Highland Springs Golf Course
300 Lee Ave., Highland Springs
(804) 737-4716

Kiskiak Golf Course
8104 Club Drive, Croaker
(757) 566-2200

Royal New Kent Golf Club
5300 Bailey Road, Providence Forge
(804) 966-5359

Traditions at Stonehouse
9550 Old Stage Road, Toano
(757) 566-1138


Our lakes and rivers are among the cleanest in the state. Anglers travel from near and far for the bass, catfish, rockfish, croaker, spot, herring, and perch which teem in our waters. Waterfowl, deer, and turkey abound for hunters.

Bait & Tackle Shops

Adams SportsMart
9021 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge
(804) 966-5509

Eagles Landing
2142 Landing Road, Providence Forge
(804) 966-9094

Ed Allen’s Boats & Bait
1965 Allen Rd, Lanexa
(804) 966-5368

Pope’s Bait & Tackle
320 E Williamsburg Rd, Sandston
(804) 737-7707

Sandy Point Superette
17701 John Tyler Hwy, Charles City
(804) 829-2537

River’s Rest Motel & Marina
9110 Willcox Neck Road, Charles City
(804) 829-2753

Our clean waters, both salt and fresh, offer some of the finest fishing in Virginia.

Water Recreation

Opportunities for recreation abound here in the area: boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, wake-boarding, swimming, and enjoying nature.

Marinas and Water Access

Colonial Harbor Marina
Fee access boat ramp, seasonal restaurant, ship’s store. 14910 Marina Rd, Lanexa
Visit website

Ed Allen’s Boats & Baits
Fee access boat ramp, boat rentals, restaurant, bait & tackle. 1965 Allen Rd, Lanexa
(804) 966-5368

River’s Rest Motel & Marina
Fee access boat ramp. 9110 Willcox Neck Road, Charles City
(804) 829-2753

Glass Island
Public boat ramp. East side of West Point, just below Lord Delaware Br.

Jordan Point Yacht Haven
Fee access boat ramp. 101 Jordan Point Rd., Hopewell
(804) 458-3398

Morris Creek Landing, Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area
Public access boat ramp. Rt. 623, Charles City

Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park
Public access boat ramp. Willcox Wharf Road, Charles City

Eagles Landing
2142 Landing Road, Providence Forge
(804) 966-9094

Beach Park (Beach access only)
End of Main Street, West Point

Diascund Reservoir
Lanexa, Virginia


This area’s quiet, scenic byways and excellent road conditions are sought out by serious as well as casual cyclists.

The Virginia Capital Trail
A 60-mile national cycling route from Williamsburg to Richmond, open to all non-motorized traffic. Visit website

Visit a Plantation

Along State Route 5 in Charles City lie several historic plantations. Tour stately homes, or just enjoy gardens and manicured grounds. Shirley and Berkeley are open to the public year-round. The grounds of Westover, Sherwood Forest and Westover Church are public; the homes are private. Sherwood is shown by appointment only. Edgewood Plantation, Jasmine Plantation, North Bend, and Piney Grove are bed and breakfast establishments.

Shirley Plantation
501 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City
(804) 829-5121 • Visit website

Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City
(804) 829-6018 • Visit website

Sherwood Forest
14501 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City
(804) 829-5377 • Visit website

7000 Westover Road, Charles City
(804) 829-2882

Visit a Museum

Lazare Gallery
Located on the James River in Charles City, showcases more than a thousand masterworks by some of Russia’s most influential artists. Art also for sale. Open by appointment only.
4641 Kimages Wharf Rd., Charles City
(804) 829-5001 • Visit website

New Kent Museum
New Kent Courthouse

Birding & Wildlife Trails

One of New Kent and Charles City counties’ greatest assets are its unspoiled natural areas. Some preserves offer walking, hiking, horse back, and biking trails. These state-maintained trails and nature preserves are a bird watcher’s paradise.Take a walk on the wild side.

Crawford State Forest
An excellent place to enjoy nature along the Chickahominy River.
3 mi. west of Providence Forge on the south side of Rt. 60.

Cumberland Preserve
Boardwalk and observation post
Route 637, New Kent

Wahrani Nature Trail
138-acre woodland park, hiking & bike trail, and Colonial Cemetery.
Rt. 33, New Kent

Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area
5,217 acres along the Chickahominy River.
Rt. 621, Charles City

Lawrence Lewis, Jr., Park
24-acre James River park
Willcox Wharf Road, Charles City


New Kent Winery
Wine tastings, tours, and wine for sale.
8400 Old Church Road, New Kent
(804) 932-8240 • Visit website

Saude Creek Vineyards
Saude Creek is a privately owned and operated vineyard and winery located on the Pamunkey River in historic New Kent County, Virginia.
16230 Cooks Mill Road, Lanexa
(804) 843-7100 • Visit website

Sporting Clays

Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area
Public shooting range. Fee access area (Fishing, boating or CWA access permit required)
12510 Eagles Nest Road, Charles City

Old Forge Sporting Clays
Public, fee access. 5-stand shooting from 40 fields & 90 stations.
7945 Long Reach Road, Providence Forge
(804) 966-2955

Charles City Conservation Park

Skeet and trap shooting, rifle/pistol range, archery.
Membership required. 5100 Charles City Road, Charles City
(804) 966-7313