Queens Lake, a beautiful neighborhood on the east side of Williamsburg, is totally in tune with nature and a short five minute drive to Colonial Williamsburg via the serene Colonial Parkway. The development is bordered by the Parkway, Queens Creek and New Quarter Park, a 545 acre facility owned by York county and available to area residents.
The main road of the development encircles Queens Lake, with streets and cul-de-sacs leading from that, and is a charming mixture of styles of homes. Th
e homes are along the water: lake, pond and creek and on the varied interior streets. The neighborhood abounds with dogwood, azaleas and daffodils blooming in the spring and beautiful colors in the fall. Sparkling summer days and the occasional glistening snow make a true paradise for nature lovers.
Fresh water 58 acre Queens Lake is over a mile long and accommodates hand powered or electric small boats for fishing and recreation. Princess Pond is an arm of the lake and both bodies of water are private and restricted for the membership of the Queens Lake Community Association. There are ramps for boat landings for the lake and also the creek. The neighborhood marina on Queens Creek has 19 covered and 57 open slips, each with electric and water hook-up. The marina’s location provides direct access to the York River and the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to the docks, there is a charming gazebo where you can sit and enjoy the wetlands and the creek
The clubhouse, with a spectacular view of Queens Creek, is the hub of the community and has been designed with the association office, large picture windows, a full kitchen and ample space to accommodate large parties. A variety of classes and social events are held throughout the year. They may include such functions as the annual Christmas Brunch, ladies’ luncheons, seafood fests, wine and cheese and parties for Derby Day, Ground Hog Day, etc. Some activities are for adults, some for children and/or teens and some for the entire family. There is an annual Easter egg hunt, and a large Halloween party and the highlight of the year is Queens Lake Day in June. The day starts with a parade, race and breakfast. Activities for the membership run all day, culminating in a catered dinner and music around the pool in the evening. A monthly newsletter keeps residents up to date on all activities and points of interest for the community.
The neighborhood has two swimming pools, one a six lane, which accommodates a very active summer competitive swim team. A large bath house with showers separates the two pools, which are busy all summer with swim lessons, team practices, sunning, swimming and socializing and weekly pot luck dinners.
There are four lighted hard surface tennis courts, an updated children’s playground, and a playing field .
The membership levels vary, so please go to queenslake.net for details on that or further information on this very special community.
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