dogs on leash
Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, First Landing State Park is located by the Chesapeake Bay. The park, which is Virginias most visited state park, is nestled in Virginia Beach. First Landing offers boating, swimming, nature and history programs, hiking, biking, picnicking, a boat launch, cabins and 20 miles of trails on 2,888 acres. It also has campsites with water and electric hook-ups and nearby access to restrooms and showers. The park's name was changed in 1997 from Seashore State Park to First Landing State Park to reflect its heritage as the first place where members of the Virginia Company landed. They went on to settle Jamestown.
No N. on Bald Cypress Trail
My favorite trail, I've been here many times. Some swamp off the path, a good bit of wildlife. Lots of snakes, but I've never seen a poisonous one. If you see one, don't scream or it'll run away and you may not see it again.
Decent wide paths for walking, running, biking. Leads to a small beach which can get pretty packed out on the wknds, perfect on an off day.
Not a whole lot of wildlife along these trails as its so heavily trafficked, I think they stay away. If you can get past the visitors center opposite side of the beach then there's a ton of really old and ancient large turtles that will come up under the boardwalk
Great trail for runners looking to challenge themselves with hills!! I've run it many times. I like to add it to my long runs to add a little elevation. It's shaded most of the way, and it has several wooded bridges half way through the loop. Don't let people fool you on the difficulty level. It will get your heart rate up for sure, but it is totally worth your time.
We visited today and had an amazing time! The park has fun activities for families with children. Today we went on the scallywag pirate treasure hunt. There is no charge for these activities other than paying to get into the park. The treasure hunt took about 45 minutes. We will definitely be back to hike the trails!
Had to walk a little bit to find the decent part of the trail. Multiple trails to explore. Today we hiked 2 miles of Cape Henry. It is the longest ( I believe) at 6.1 miles. We saw many bikes on the trail, if you're interested in biking.
There is a $5 entrance fee for VA residents with cars.
Overall a decent hike. We will definitely be back.
Ivonne G. on Cape Henry Trail
It's a beautiful place. Wide trails. Very nice lake at the end with a small beach :)