"Pseudo-Colonial Atmosphere for the Automobile" Colonial National Historical Parkway by grandmaR
Colonial National Historical Parkway Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 15 photos
The Colonial National Historic Parkway links the Big Three colonial sites (Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown) and it was concieved to create the "colonial atmosphere" thought necessary for the visitor experience. The parkway even runs under the restoration area of Colonial Williamsburg although I have not driven on that part of it although I have seen it on the map
There is one other national parkway -- the John D. Rockerfeller National Parkway which connects the north entrance of Grant Teton National Park with the south entrance of Yellowstone
"In 1932, NPS landscape architect Edward Zimmer developed a planting plan that guided tree placement and vista development. Four Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps were established in Yorktown in 1933, one of which was involved in parkway planting operations. Pines, cedars, dogwoods, redbuds, tulip and beech trees were planted along slopes to create a "natural" environment along the road. Special attention was made to create a canopy cover along the Yorktown to Williamsburg stretch in order to provide a shady tunneling effect."
- Pros:Calm and peaceful - no billboards
- Cons:No Services
- In a nutshell:Extraordinary Measures to Create a Plain Road
If you want to drive on a road that has no visual pollution, this is the place. The first photo was taken in 1963. The... more travel advice
There are various turnouts (scenic overlooks) along the Colonial Parkway which allow you to read the informational... more travel advice
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