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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.
It was such a nice day, I decided to take a longer hike. I started on Cape Henry Trail then merged onto Bald Cypress Trail. About .5 mile later I picked up Long Creek Trail and hiked it out to the 64th street entrance and then back on the Cape Henry Trail once again. Combined it made for a 13 mile hike. I've hiked Long Creek Trail in both directions, and today's path was definitely more challenging than in reverse. Great hiking today and lots of birds-