LOOPS & TRAILS
TO HIKE IN THE CITY
Explore one of over a dozen easy hiking trails in Newport News or discover kid-friendly routes for your next family trip. Check out some trails with historic sights or adventure through the nature areas surrounding Newport News that are perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts at any skill level.
HIKING & WALKING TRAILS
While our parks are filled with the beauty of nature and fun playgrounds, there’s more to be discovered that tell stories of our past. Look around and you’ll find remnants of Newport News’ past, especially from the Civil War.
Lee’s Mill Park preserves a strategic section of the Warwick-Yorktown Line and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This site is where you can find an old grist mill where Confederate troops defended while Union troops marched from the Warwick County Court House.
Not far from Lee’s Mill, within Newport News Park, is the site of the Battle of Dam No. 1, part of the Seige of Yorktown of the Civil War. The cannon to the right is one of many remnants of the battle.
For more of the historical locations of Newport News, see the link below.